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Long-Term Care provides government-subsidized, facility-based, nursing care and personal care services to residents who can no longer live on their own with family support or home care.

In addition to 24/7 nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, services include: accommodation, meals, security, laundry, housekeeping and activities; as well as assistance with grooming, hygiene and medication administration. Residents with dementia or challenging behaviours are also included in this type of care. Our facilities are licensed to operate and regulated by Health PEI. The amount of subsidization eligibility is normally based on a means-tested ability to pay.

How to apply for Long-Term Care in PEI

Long-Term Care Locations


Services for up to 63 residents in a modern, licensed nursing home located on spacious grounds in a quiet, country-like setting near Kensington, PEI.

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MacLeod South Shore Villa offers a mix of Independent Living, Community Care, Respite Care and Long-Term Care services for up to 71 residents.

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Good to Know

What does it cost to live at a MacLeod Cares Long-Term Care residence?

There are two parts to live at any Home in the province: an accommodation rate and a health care rate. If you are seeking government subsidization, the amount you pay for accommodation is determined prior to admission through the financial assessment process conducted by Health PEI. Your health care costs are covered 100% by Health PEI.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Community Care or Long-Term Care services in PEI?

First, you need to be assessed

Assessments to confirm your care needs are conducted prior to admission to a care facility.

Community Care (Level 2)

If you are assessed as requiring Community Care facility support, you may chose where you wish to live based on availability. You are encouraged to visit facilities, tour and speak with staff to determine which facility will best suit your needs.

Long-Term Care (Level 3)

Health PEI manages placement in Long-Term Care nursing homes. A single point of entry is used to determine and set priority for access to all Long-Term Care nursing home beds.

If you require financial support, applications may be made under the Social Assistance Act through the Department of Family and Human Services.

Contact information:

Department of Health and Wellness
Community Care Facilities and Nursing Home Consultant
Health Policy and Programs
Phone: 902-368-4953

Learn more on the Health PEI website

What is the difference between Community Care and Long-Term Care?

Community Care provides personal and supervisory care 24 hours per day. Long-Term Care services are designed and equipped to provide medical care. As such, they are staffed with Geriatric Assistants, Resident Care Workers, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses 24 hours per day. In PEI, MacLeod Cares offers both services within our facilities. The advantage of this for Community Care residents is that the professional staff from Long-Term Care can provide medical attention in special circumstances.

How do I know if my personal care needs can be met in Community Care versus Long-Term Care?

Completion of Health PEI’s Senior Assessment Screening Tool (SAST) can determine the appropriate place for you or your loved one. SASTs are documents that describe physical and mental health challenges. They are typically completed in the hospital or by Government Home Care Staff. Persons living at home who are looking for placement can contact their local Home Care and Support office to inquire about moving to a Community Care home and having an SAST completed.

What happens if I move into Community Care, then become ill and require Long-Term Care?

Because MacLeod Cares homes in PEI offer both levels of service, you could transfer to Long-Term Care within the same facility when a bed becomes available.

Are Community Care and Long-Term Care homes inspected by government?

MacLeod Cares homes operate under a license issued by PEI’s Community Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Board. The Board’s licensing decisions are informed by inspection results and this requires the facility to comply with all the established rules as governed by the Community Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Act, Nursing Homes Regulations, Operational and Care Service Standards for Private Nursing Homes, and Board Policy. The care required by private nursing home residents is carried out by or under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The type of care provided involves skilled professional assessments and observation on a 24-hour basis. All inspection reports are public documents available on-line.

What does it cost to live at a MacLeod Cares Community Care or Long-Term Care residence?

There are two parts to live at any Home in the province: an accommodation rate and a health care rate. If you are seeking government subsidization, the amount you pay for accommodation is determined prior to admission through the financial assessment process conducted by Health PEI. Your health care costs are covered 100% by Health PEI.

What are the financial requirements upon admission?
  • Current month’s room and board charges from day of admission to month end. After admission, accommodation charges will be debited directly from the bank on the first banking day of each month.
  • Accommodation charges are paid in advance.
  • Void check for setting up automatic debit for monthly room and board charges.
  • An amount of money for the resident to access for incidental purchases. This is called the Personal Use Account or PUA. If the family is managing this spending, PUA is not required. This can be any amount as needed to cover requirements.
  • A photocopy of any Power of Attorney documents including Personal Directives concerning health care.
  • Provincial Health Card to be retained by facility.
What services are typically included?

Insured Services

Insured services are included as part of the daily accommodation charge. The following is a list of services normally covered. Please check the Health PEI website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Nursing and personal care on a 24 hour basis, including care given by a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • The administration of medications and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medical Care
  • Physician and pharmacy services
  • Laboratory tests ordered by a physician
  • Dietician services
  • Supplies and equipment for personal hygiene and grooming, including but not limited to skin care lotions, shampoos, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture cups and cleansers, toilet tissue, hair brushes and combs
  • Meal service and meals including three meals daily, snacks between meals and at bedtime, special and therapeutic diets, dietary supplements, and assistive devices for eating
  • Social, recreational and physical activities and programs, including related supplies and equipment
  • Laundry, including labeling, machine washing and drying of personal clothes
  • Bedding and linen including mattresses, pillows, wash towels and wash cloths
  • Standard room furniture
  • Housekeeping services
  • Pastoral care services
What services are optional?

MacLeod Cares strives to provide services and programs that meet your needs while enhancing your health and well-being. Uninsured service may be available on a fee-for-service basis. Residents and family members can make arrangements with the business office for automatic electronic funds transfer for most services.

Optional Services

Examples of services that may be available on a fee-for-service basis include:

  • Transportation and escort to outside medical appointments
  • Administration of prescription drugs not covered under the Pharmacare program as well as co-payment charges under this program
  • Certain non-prescription drugs
  • Hairdresser services
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (insured services may be available)
  • Telephone, Cable and Internet
  • Ambulance charges
  • Clothing, footwear
  • Dental services including dentures
  • Hearing tests and aids, eye examinations and eyeglasses.
  • Specialized wheelchairs, walkers or other assistive devices
  • Personal care items preferred by the resident, such as special brands of soaps or shampoos
Who owns MacLeod Cares?

MacLeod Cares homes are owned by MacLeod Group Health Services PEI Ltd. Founded in 1984 by Brian MacLeod and his family, our founders’ vision is to provide the highest standard of care with the feeling of home. We now own and operate homes in 12 communities located throughout the Maritimes and care for over 600 seniors with a dedicated staff of over 1,000 people.

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