Newfoundland Senior Housing
Seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador have a range of housing choices from home care services delivered directly to their own home to assisted living communities throughout the province. Depending on level of care and services each individual requires an a certain time in their life they may opt for a retirement community, senior apartment complexes, residential care home or nursing home. For seniors requiring higher level of support and care other accommodations are available: Alzheimer's care (also referred to as memory care), adult day care, continuing care, respite care. In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Health and Community Services is responsible for the regulation of these institutions.
Personal Care homes for seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador are privately owned and operated facilities that provide assistance with personal care and activities of daily living as well as health services conducted by visiting health professional from the regional health authority. In this province, staff at the regional heath authority assesses elderly individuals to determine whether they are suitable for personal care home or require higher level of health care and should reside at a nursing home. Costs for Residential Care homes vary depending on each facility and residents are responsible for the costs. Provincial subsidies may be available, so prior to moving into a home you may want to request a financial assessment. Personal care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador are licensed by the regional health authorities.
Long Term Care Services are delivered through in long term care homes (nursing homes). Government of Newfoundland and Labrador establishes a cap on monthly rates for nursing homes. In addition, financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals: the subsidy may cover the full amount or a portion of the cost of living in a nursing home.
Seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador who are diagnosed with dementia have access to Protective Community Residences. Alzheimer's care facilities are equipped with safety features specific to the security needs of persons with dementia in a home like environment. Admission to memory care facilities is based on an assessment done by the staff of the regional health authorities. A financial assessment is also completed to determine if and how much the individual must pay.
Please contact senior service providers to obtain more information.