Seniors in Lunenburg County will have access to a new and modern long-term care facility with the replacement of the Mahone Bay Nursing Home.
“Over the last year we have announced almost 200 new nursing home beds across the province,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness. “We are steadfast in our commitment to providing access to quality long-term care for Nova Scotians.”
The new, 96-bed facility will be operated by MacLeod Group Health Services Ltd. The three-storey building has been designed with current best practices for infection control and dementia-friendly nursing care.
Two designated care floors will each have three wings, comprised of 16 private rooms with private washrooms. Each wing will be self-contained and have its own dining, activities and dedicated staff.
The home will have a large community room on the main level with access to an outside patio, garden and community trail.
The facility, which will create 60 new full-time jobs, is expected to welcome residents in December 2022.
“We are excited by the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a new nursing home to serve our community of Mahone Bay and the South Shore. The home’s design creates smaller neighbourhood-like areas that promote close-knit community while enabling best practices for infection control and resident safety.”
– Ramsay Duff, chief executive officer, MacLeod Group Health Services Ltd.
— there are 133 long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia.
— the province has announced 197 new nursing home beds in 2019-20 in New Waterford (36), North Sydney (38), Eskasoni (48), Meteghan (10), Mahone Bay (35) and Halifax (30)
— the facility will add 35 new beds. The current bed capacity of Mahone Bay Nursing Home is 61
— MacLeod Group employs 1,000 people caring for 650 seniors in 12 locations across the Maritimes, including seven nursing homes in Nova Scotia
More information about long-term care in Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/long-term-care.asp