Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Department of Health and Wellness’ website location?

  Click on this link for a direct contact with the Dept. of H.&W’s website   Look under Continuing Care sector You will find Serenity Lodge listed  in the Directory of Licensed Facilities  on the left hand sidebar. www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs https://www.gov.ns.ca/dhw/

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What is the Nova Scotia Government’s single entry process for entering long term care?

Important Note to Reader:  this is taken from the Nova Scotia Dept of Health and Wellness website.   The term a SEA Participant indicates that admission to the Residential Care Facility (RCF) is exclusively through the Department of Health’s Single Entry Access (SEA) system. Eligible residents of SEA Participating RCFs pay an authorized accommodation charge […]

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Can I wait at home in my community until my name comes up on Serenity Lodge’s wait list?

  Once the application is completed by the senior, they can wait where ever they are presently living until they receive the call from the D.O.H. and W’s placement office that there is a space available for them at Serenity Lodge. When an opening becomes available the Administration notifies the D.of H.& W’s  Placement office […]

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How a senior get to reside at Serenity Lodge?

How do I get my loved one into Serenity Lodge?   Answer: Call  1-800-225-7225      Through this 1-800 number you arrange a visit to your  home from a D.O.H. Care Coordinator; who will do an assessment of your needs or your family member’s needs.  This Department of Health Care Coordinator  will go through  the paper work necessary […]

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What does it cost to live at Serenity Lodge?

The D.O.H. sets a  Daily Per Diem rate for each resident living in any Long Term Care facility that is part of their Continuing Care Sector. This is set  initially during the  resident`s application  process. Serenity Lodge’s  November 1st 2012 max. daily  rate  was set as  a R.C.F.. facility at  $61.50 per day;  no matter what your  monthly income  maybe. Most residents […]

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Does Serenity Lodge deal with residents that have dementia?

  It is common for the residents we serve at Serenity Lodge to be showing some form of confusion or to have had a diagnoses of dementia, or early stages of Alzheimer`s disease. We believe  kindness, empathy and dignity are very important tools  for the care plan of such residents. We  readily welcome residents that have experienced […]

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What training does the staff of Serenity Lodge have?

“Honour is appreciation in action. We honour others when we treat them with the dignity they deserve!” Professional training will give all our staff the strategies and tools that we need to  enable us to support all our residents in their aging process. The minimum training each staff would be required to have within six […]

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What is a care plan?

We humans are all alike but different too. Thus when it comes to aging there are similarities but no guarantee it goes the same for all. It is our opinion there is no singular approach to quality care.   We strive to know our residents well so we can create a care plan that suits their […]

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What type of care is available to seniors in need through the D.O.H &W’s Continuing Care?

As of February 2012, the Department of Health  and Wellness has two  types of  care facilities in their Continuing Care sector; with three levels of care for residents living in these facilities. 1)              A  Residential Care Facility-   there are  now a  few small facilities with a ratio of 3 residents  to […]

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What sets Serenity Lodge apart from other care homes?

We have many special features in our Lodge  that enhance  our team’s ability to give quality time and care to each of our residents. We are a facility that  strives for excellence in all we do. Excellence is giving our very best to any task we do. Being a  small facility we can be more connected within our team […]

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