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Special Care (or Level 2 Care) provides government-subsidized, facility-based support for daily living to residents who can no longer live on their own with family support or home care.

Light-to-medium support services include: accommodation, meals, security, laundry, housekeeping and activities; as well as personal assistance with grooming, hygiene and medication administration. Our facility is licensed to operate and regulated by the New Brunswick Department of Social Development. The amount of subsidization eligibility is normally based on a means-tested ability to pay through the Department.

Special Care Locations

Woodstock

Seniors’ accommodations, care and services on a beautiful 16.5-acre site overlooking the Saint John River in Woodstock, New Brunswick.

Woodstock Details

Good to Know

How do I know if my personal care needs can be met in Special Care versus Nursing Care?

Completion of a Standardized Assessment by the provincial Department of Social Development can determine the appropriate place for you or your loved one. The Assessment will describe physical and mental health challenges and is typically completed in the hospital or by a provincial government Social Worker. Persons living at home who are looking for placement can contact their regional office of the Department of Social Development.

Resources from the New Brunswick Department of Social Development

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Special Care or Nursing Care services in New Brunswick?

First, you need to be assessed

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

Special Care (Level 2)

If you are assessed as requiring Special 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.

Nursing Care (Level 3)

The New Brunswick Department of Social Development manages placement in Nursing Care nursing homes. A single point of entry is used to determine and set priority for access to all Nursing Care homes and beds. Learn more on the Department of Social Development’s website.    If you require financial support, application may be made for a Financial Assessment under the Standard Family Contribution Policy. Here is a link to the Department’s Standard Family Contribution Policy brochure.

How do I know if my personal care needs can be met in Special Care versus Nursing Care?

Completion of a Standardized Assessment by the provincial Department of Social Development can determine the appropriate place for you or your loved one. The Assessment will describe physical and mental health challenges and is typically completed in the hospital or by a provincial government Social Worker. Persons living at home who are looking for placement can contact their regional office of the Department of Social Development.

Are Special Care and Nursing Care homes inspected by government?

MacLeod Cares homes operate under a license issued by the New Brunswick Department of Social Development. The Department’s licensing decisions are informed by inspection results and this requires the facility to comply with all the established rules as governed by the Nursing Homes Act, Nursing Home Regulations, Operational and Care Service Standards Manual, and Department 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 Special Care residence?

If you are seeking government subsidization, the amount you pay for accommodation is determined prior to admission through the financial assessment process conducted by the provincial Department of Social Development.

What are the financial requirements upon admission?
  • Current month’s room and board charges from day of admission to month end. After admission, all 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.
  • A photocopy of any Power of Attorney documents including Personal Directives concerning heath 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 Department of Social Development’s 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 machine washing and drying of personal clothes
  • Bedding and linen including mattresses, pillows, wash towels and wash cloths
  • Standard room furniture
  • Telephone, internet and cable service
  • 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)
  • 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 the MacLeod Group. 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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