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Maplestone Enhanced Care

Welcome to Maplestone

Maplestone Enhanced Care is located on Main Avenue in Fairview, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maplestone is home to 87 clients requiring nursing home care.

Maplestone is designed with open and spacious neighbourhoods, creating a warm homey atmosphere.  Each neighbourhood features comfortable living, dining and activity rooms, a kitchen servery, as well as a nursing station. Throughout the facility comfortable furniture, fireplaces and well-appointed rooms make special gatherings and socializing easy. Also, the fully enclosed private courtyard provides a place for clients to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Collaborative Learning Centre

Shannex and Dalhousie University’s Department of Family Medicine and Faculty of Health Professions established a formal partnership to create the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) at Maplestone – the first academic nursing home in Atlantic Canada.

Clients at Maplestone benefit from having students of various health-related professions in the facility. It is a place where health care professionals can learn about and support the unique needs of those living in long-term care.

This partnership is changing attitudes toward long-term care and care of the frail and elderly. Most importantly, it has improved care planning for clients and it allows students and health practitioners to develop a collaborative, full-team approach to care.


Maplestone offers a friendly and comfortable environment with programs and services designed to support the unique needs of every individual while promoting flexibility and independence.

  • 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)


  • 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
  • Client Council
  • Family Council


  • 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


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.