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Arborstone Enhanced Care

Welcome to Arborstone

Arborstone Enhanced Care is located on Purcell’s Cove Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Home to 190 clients, the great people at Arborstone address the unique needs of every client while promoting choice, flexibility and independence.

Arborstone is a four storey building divided into four distinct communities.  Each one features a nursing station and kitchen servery as well as bright and spacious common spaces like living, dining and activity rooms. Taking a step into the back garden will make you forget you’re just minutes away from the bustling city.

Young Adults

Arborstone is one of the few nursing homes in Nova Scotia to offer long term care for young adults with special needs.  This dedicated neighbourhood offers specialized care, services, programs, and activities that are specific to the needs of a younger age group.

 
 
 

Amenities

Arborstone offers a friendly and comfortable environment with programs and services designed to support the needs of each client.

  • Fully furnished rooms with private washroom
  • Private and semi-private wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Space for your own decorations to give your room a personal touch
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Telephone and cable service (optional)

Programs

  • Wellness programs to optimize independence
  • Fulfilling recreation and leisure programs for a variety of interests and abilities
  • Music therapy
  • Garden and horticultural activities
  • Community and cultural events
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Intergenerational and volunteer programs
  • Friendly pet visits

Services

  • Individualized assessment and care planning
  • Professional interdisciplinary health care team
  • Nursing staff 24-hours a day
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists
  • Palliative approach to care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Spiritual services
  • Hairdressing/barber services
  • Client Council
  • Family Council

Recreation

Promoting a healthy mind, body and soul through wellness and recreation is a priority at Shannex. We take a holistic approach to being well, focusing on six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, social, vocational, emotional and spiritual. Through consultation and regular conversations, our Recreation team members take time to get to know each client and activities are designed to incorporate personal hobbies and interests into the monthly recreation calendar.

Our Culinary Commitment

At Shannex, we are committed to providing an exceptional dining experience that offers variety, choice, presentation, taste and nutrition at every meal.

The Shannex Culinary Centre in Halifax is a state-of-the-art operation with a team of chefs and cooks who work collaboratively to develop menus and prepare meals for enhanced care clients. Shannex staff ensure residents enjoy fresh, carefully prepared and nutritious meals.

Dietitians meet with clients to complete a nutritional assessment to understand their dietary requirements. This also provides an opportunity for residents to discuss allergies, sensitivities and food preferences.

Menus are designed to include as many fresh, seasonal and local products as possible. Creating these menus requires input from many people. Taste testing and responses to the dining surveys provide insight and direction from the people who matter most—our residents.

Nothing makes us happier than seeing family and friends dine together, so please speak with the receptionist to ensure we set an extra place at the table for you.

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