Nursing Home Admissions

Service/Procedure Summary

Long-term care is an important option for people who have difficulty performing everyday tasks and whose needs cannot be met through home care. Long-term care is provided at both residential care homes and nursing homes across the province.

People living in nursing homes receive nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis, including care given under the supervision of a nurse. Other services may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, recreation, and those provided by a social worker and/or dietician.  People may move into nursing homes directly from their homes or from hospital.

The below data shows the wait times for admission into the province’s licensed nursing homes from community and hospital. Transfers between facilities, and emergency admissions are not included in this data.

Wait times are based on completed admissions (rather than predicted wait) and represent the median wait time (the maximum time that half of all people waited). Individual wait times may vary based on a number of factors including care needs and related risk factors, client’s facility choices, and bed availability within preferred facilities.

Data reported prior to August 2023 did not include wait-times for high-priority admissions from community or admissions from hospital.

Wait times

50%

County Facility Wait Time
Cumberland All Cumberland County sites 15
days
Cumberland South Cumberland Nursing Home 7
days
Cumberland Gables Lodge 11
days
Cumberland High-Crest Springhill 14
days
Cumberland East Cumberland Lodge 22
days
Cumberland Northumberland Hall 43
days
Cumberland Bayview Memorial ---
Pictou All Pictou County sites 27
days
Pictou Maritime Oddfellows 11
days
Pictou Valley View Villa 20
days
Pictou Shiretown Nursing 29
days
Pictou Glen Haven 29
days
Pictou Ivey's Terrace Nursing Home 35
days
Pictou Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Northumberland Veterans Unit 110
days
Shelburne All Shelburne County sites 41
days
Shelburne Surf Lodge 35
days
Shelburne Roseway Manor 41
days
Shelburne Bay Side Home 45
days
Guysborough All Guysborough County sites 59
days
Guysborough Milford Haven 48
days
Guysborough High-Crest Sherbrooke 70
days
Guysborough Canso Seaside ---
Victoria All Victoria County sites 63
days
Victoria Highland Manor 29
days
Victoria Alderwood Rest Home 68
days
Kings All Kings County sites 64
days
Kings Wolfville Nursing Home 15
days
Kings Grand View Manor 51
days
Kings Evergreen Home 65
days
Kings Blomidon Court 176
days
Kings Orchard Court 202
days
Colchester All Colchester County sites 69
days
Colchester The Mira 35
days
Colchester Vimy Court 62
days
Colchester Willow Lodge 75
days
Colchester Elk Court 78
days
Colchester Debert Court 92
days
Colchester Cedarstone Enhanced Care 115
days
Colchester Wynn Park Villa 195
days
Inverness All Inverness County sites 72
days
Inverness Foyer Pere Fiset 45
days
Inverness Inverary Manor 72
days
Inverness Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home 82
days
Antigonish All Antigonish County sites 78
days
Antigonish R. K. MacDonald 70
days
Antigonish Parkland Antigonish 737
days
Queens All Queens County sites 78
days
Queens Queen's Manor 69
days
Queens North Queens Nursing Home 78
days
Yarmouth All Yarmouth County sites 87
days
Yarmouth Yarmouth Heights 36
days
Yarmouth The Meadows- Tidal View Manor 94
days
Yarmouth Villa St. Joseph du Lac 100
days
Yarmouth Nakile Home 100
days
Yarmouth Veteran's Place (Yarmouth Regional Hospital) 118
days
Annapolis All Annapolis County sites 89
days
Annapolis Mountain Lea Lodge 79
days
Annapolis Soldiers Memorial Veterans Unit 110
days
Annapolis Annapolis Royal Nursing Home 121
days
Annapolis Heart of the Valley LTC Centre 134
days
Digby All Digby County sites 105
days
Digby Villa Acadienne 97
days
Digby Villa d'la Baie 97
days
Digby Tideview Terrace 137
days
Lunenburg All Lunenburg County sites 118
days
Lunenburg Mahone Nursing 73
days
Lunenburg Harbour View Haven 96
days
Lunenburg Rosedale Home 99
days
Lunenburg Shoreham Village 124
days
Lunenburg Hillside Pines 144
days
Lunenburg Ryan Hall 146
days
Lunenburg SD Fisherman's Veteran Memorial Hospital 215
days
Cape Breton All Cape Breton County sites 124
days
Cape Breton Seaview Manor 38
days
Cape Breton Maple Hill 69
days
Cape Breton Northside Community Guest 89
days
Cape Breton Taigh Solas 90
days
Cape Breton Celtic Court 106
days
Cape Breton Victoria Haven 110
days
Cape Breton Harbour View Hospital 118
days
Cape Breton Miner's Memorial Manor 122
days
Cape Breton Taigh Na Mara Facility 174
days
Cape Breton Harbourstone 185
days
Cape Breton The Cove 197
days
Cape Breton MacGillivray Guest 198
days
Cape Breton Waterford Heights 232
days
Cape Breton SD Harbour View Hospital ---
Hants All Hants County sites 129
days
Hants Dykeland Lodge 95
days
Hants Haliburton Place 117
days
Hants Windsor Elms Village 141
days
Hants Magnolia Continuing Care Centre 178
days
Halifax All Halifax County sites 138
days
Halifax Oakwood Terrace 94
days
Halifax Melville Lodge 113
days
Halifax Northwood Care 114
days
Halifax Saint Vincent's 120
days
Halifax Maplestone Enhanced Care 123
days
Halifax Arborstone Enhanced Care 126
days
Halifax Bedford West Northwood 126
days
Halifax Ocean View Continuing Care Centre 130
days
Halifax White Hills LTC Centre 132
days
Halifax SD Camp Hill (Veterans Memorial Building) LTC Facility 143
days
Halifax Parkstone Enhanced Care 144
days
Halifax Melville Gardens Nursing Home 145
days
Halifax The Birches 170
days
Halifax The Ivy Meadows Continuing Care Centre 172
days
Halifax Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre 178
days
Halifax Parkland at the Lakes-Glasgow Hall 179
days
Halifax De Paul Hall (Caritas) 179
days
Halifax The Admiral LTC Centre 197
days
Halifax London Hall 207
days
Halifax The Sagewood Continuing Care Centre 385
days
Halifax Bissett Court ---
Halifax Braeside Nursing Home ---
Richmond All Richmond County sites 193
days
Richmond St. Anne Centre 55
days
Richmond Richmond Villa 221
days

Volume

County Facility Wait Time
Queens All Queens County sites 14
days
Queens Queen's Manor ---
Queens North Queens Nursing Home ---
Victoria All Victoria County sites 18
days
Victoria Highland Manor ---
Victoria Alderwood Rest Home ---
Guysborough All Guysborough County sites 19
days
Guysborough Milford Haven ---
Guysborough High-Crest Sherbrooke ---
Guysborough Canso Seaside ---
Shelburne All Shelburne County sites 23
days
Shelburne Surf Lodge ---
Shelburne Roseway Manor ---
Shelburne Bay Side Home ---
Richmond All Richmond County sites 27
days
Richmond St. Anne Centre ---
Richmond Richmond Villa ---
Cumberland All Cumberland County sites 29
days
Cumberland High-Crest Springhill ---
Cumberland Gables Lodge ---
Cumberland East Cumberland Lodge ---
Cumberland Bayview Memorial ---
Cumberland South Cumberland Nursing Home ---
Cumberland Northumberland Hall ---
Annapolis All Annapolis County sites 30
days
Annapolis Mountain Lea Lodge ---
Annapolis Annapolis Royal Nursing Home ---
Annapolis Heart of the Valley LTC Centre ---
Annapolis Soldiers Memorial Veterans Unit ---
Yarmouth All Yarmouth County sites 33
days
Yarmouth Villa St. Joseph du Lac ---
Yarmouth The Meadows- Tidal View Manor ---
Yarmouth Nakile Home ---
Yarmouth Veteran's Place (Yarmouth Regional Hospital) ---
Yarmouth Yarmouth Heights ---
Inverness All Inverness County sites 36
days
Inverness Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home ---
Inverness Inverary Manor ---
Inverness Foyer Pere Fiset ---
Antigonish All Antigonish County sites 44
days
Antigonish R. K. MacDonald ---
Antigonish Parkland Antigonish ---
Digby All Digby County sites 46
days
Digby Villa Acadienne ---
Digby Tideview Terrace ---
Digby Villa d'la Baie ---
Pictou All Pictou County sites 92
days
Pictou Valley View Villa ---
Pictou Shiretown Nursing ---
Pictou Maritime Oddfellows ---
Pictou Ivey's Terrace Nursing Home ---
Pictou Glen Haven ---
Pictou Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Northumberland Veterans Unit ---
Colchester All Colchester County sites 97
days
Colchester Wynn Park Villa ---
Colchester Willow Lodge ---
Colchester Vimy Court ---
Colchester The Mira ---
Colchester Elk Court ---
Colchester Debert Court ---
Colchester Cedarstone Enhanced Care ---
Hants All Hants County sites 98
days
Hants Windsor Elms Village ---
Hants Magnolia Continuing Care Centre ---
Hants Dykeland Lodge ---
Hants Haliburton Place ---
Lunenburg All Lunenburg County sites 117
days
Lunenburg Shoreham Village ---
Lunenburg Rosedale Home ---
Lunenburg Mahone Nursing ---
Lunenburg Hillside Pines ---
Lunenburg Harbour View Haven ---
Lunenburg Ryan Hall ---
Lunenburg SD Fisherman's Veteran Memorial Hospital ---
Kings All Kings County sites 122
days
Kings Wolfville Nursing Home ---
Kings Grand View Manor ---
Kings Evergreen Home ---
Kings Orchard Court ---
Kings Blomidon Court ---
Cape Breton All Cape Breton County sites 266
days
Cape Breton Victoria Haven ---
Cape Breton Taigh Na Mara Facility ---
Cape Breton Seaview Manor ---
Cape Breton Northside Community Guest ---
Cape Breton Harbourstone ---
Cape Breton Waterford Heights ---
Cape Breton The Cove ---
Cape Breton Taigh Solas ---
Cape Breton Miner's Memorial Manor ---
Cape Breton Maple Hill ---
Cape Breton MacGillivray Guest ---
Cape Breton Harbour View Hospital ---
Cape Breton Celtic Court ---
Cape Breton SD Harbour View Hospital ---
Halifax All Halifax County sites 721
days
Halifax Maplestone Enhanced Care ---
Halifax London Hall ---
Halifax De Paul Hall (Caritas) ---
Halifax Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre ---
Halifax The Admiral LTC Centre ---
Halifax The Birches ---
Halifax SD Camp Hill (Veterans Memorial Building) LTC Facility ---
Halifax Arborstone Enhanced Care ---
Halifax Bedford West Northwood ---
Halifax Bissett Court ---
Halifax Braeside Nursing Home ---
Halifax White Hills LTC Centre ---
Halifax Melville Gardens Nursing Home ---
Halifax Melville Lodge ---
Halifax Northwood Care ---
Halifax Oakwood Terrace ---
Halifax Ocean View Continuing Care Centre ---
Halifax Parkland at the Lakes-Glasgow Hall ---
Halifax Parkstone Enhanced Care ---
Halifax Saint Vincent's ---
Halifax The Ivy Meadows Continuing Care Centre ---
Halifax The Sagewood Continuing Care Centre ---

Disclaimer: Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics across the province provide all wait time information displayed on this website. Wait times are based on historical data and do not include emergency admissions. Sites without a wait time listed did not have enough admissions to calculate a wait time.