Frequently Asked Questions about Living At Bay Side Home
- How do I put in my request to live at Bay Side Home?
- How long will I wait before I can move in?
- What things can I bring from home?
- What things should I not bring with me?
- What services are available at Bay Side?
- What activities are available to me?
- Do I have to participate in activities?
- What is the cost to live at Bay Side? How is it paid?
- How is transportation arranged when needed?
- What is Resident Council?
- What is Family Council?
- Who will provide physician services? Can I keep my doctor?
1. How do I put in my request to live at Bay Side Home?
The first step in becoming a resident of Bay Side Home is having an assessment completed through the Department of Health.The number to call to request your assessment is 1-800-225-7225..
2.How long will I wait before I can move in?
The wait time to get into Bay Side Home varies. You can expect several months wait under most circumstances.
3. What things can I bring from home?
Space is limited in the resident's room, so please be selective with what you bring.A list of recommended items is available.
4. What things should I not bring with me?
All upholstered furniture and fabrics must meet fire regulations/ be fire rated- please contact Bay Side Home before purchasing any new furnishings/ fabrics for your room. All beds must use a fire retardant bedspread provided by Bay Side Home. All curtains must be fire rated and are provided by Bay Side Home. A limited number of framed pictures can be hung on the bedroom wall. For a complete list please contact Bay Side Home.
5. What services are available to me?
6. What activities are available to me?
7. Do I have to participate in activities?
At Bay Side Home, the Resident makes all decisions regarding which activities they wish to participate in.
8. What is the cost to live at Bay Side Home?
The monthly cost of living at Bay Side Home is determined by the Department of Health & Wellness as part of the initial assessment. For more details please see their website:
9. How is transportation to medical/ dental appointments arranged when needed?
Transportation to medical/dental appointments is the responsibility of the Next of Kin. Families may make arrangements directly with Emergency Health Services for transport by ambulance if required.
10. What are Resident Councils?
Resident Councils are monthly meetings where all residents can discuss any issues or ideas they may have regarding life at Bay Side Home. You can come and listen, have your say, suggest ideas, ask questions, and discuss your thoughts. Meetings are usually facilitated by the Director of Recreation and the President of the Resident Council.
11. What are Family Councils?
The Family Council meets bi-monthly with break over summer in the Common Room and is open to all families with loved ones at Bay Side Home. It is a time for you to meet with other families, voice your ideas and concerns and also learn about the operations and upcoming events at Bay Side Home. These meetings are usually structured to run about 45 minutes and are held four times a year; January, March, May, September and November.
Specifics regarding individual residents are not dealt with in this public forum. For families with questions specific to their loved one, an appointment can be arranged through the Department manager relative to your concerns.
12. Who will provide physician services? Can I keep my doctor?