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We always have fun at Bay Side Home

Our Residents Say It Best

"Wonderful home, I love it here!" Louise

"Amazing staff!" Bruce

"Couldn't be better!" - Stu

Life Begins Here

At Bay Side Home in Barrington, Nova Scotia, we understand that seeking admittance to long-term care is oftentimes a tough decision to make. There are pressures and emotions involved as the family goes through the process.

This is why we strive to give our full support and work hand in hand with all the parties involved in the move.

With the friendly environment and quality facilities we provide, our residents will feel like they never left home.

Most of our accommodations are single rooms with private baths. We also have shared rooms and shared baths as well as private rooms with shared baths. Married couples may opt for adjoining rooms (when available).

There may be times, however, when a resident will need to transfer from one room to another or one household to another. This may be due to a change in the level of care required, incompatibility of roommates, or a decision made by our interdisciplinary team. This team takes into full consideration the best interests of all the residents and Bay Side Home as a whole.

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Bay Side Home accepts new residents as determined by the Department of Health's placement schedule. For community members who have not been assessed for placement, please contact the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) at 1-800-225-7225 to arrange an appointment.

Here are available documents you can review for information on the assessment and placement processes of the DHW:

Facility Placement Policy

Service Eligibility Policy 

Paying for Long-Term Care 

Resident Charge Policy 

Other Resources

Continuing Care 

Long-Term Care Facilities 

What Sets Us Apart From Other Care Facilities

There are no set times to get up and there are no required bedtimes. You can also choose your meals daily!

We offer two selections for each of the three meals on our menu.

With a myriad of daily activities and opportunities for social interactions, residents will see that life at Bay Side Home never gets boring. Some of the activities include:

  • A bi-weekly library program
  • Daily fitness programs
  • Planned local outings such as: bowling, sightseeing and ice cream trips
  • Cooking in the households
  • Visits from friends
  • Concerts and music sessions
  • Trips down memory lane through old photos and stories of days gone by 

We will be more than happy to welcome you. Our home is set up to be just that: A home, your home.

Residents are invited and encouraged to be a part of the bigger community of Bay Side Home, but they also have their own quiet and personal space. Each resident's room is designed with their comfort and needs in mind. Residents can relax and watch TV, read a book, catch up with the family with a daily phone call, entertain visitors in their own room, or enjoy the neighbourhood living room and fireplace or sit on the covered patio decks.

We have expanded our home for maximum living and comfort. To read more about it, visit our page on The Eden Alternative.

Visitors are most welcome in our home. However, just like in any community, our residents may sometimes seek privacy and personal space. This is why we also ask all our visitors to respect our residents’ wishes. Community interaction is greatly encouraged. Residents find old friends and make new friends on the neighbouring households. Sipping a mid-afternoon cup of tea, sitting out on the covered patio, or playing a game of cards—these are always nicer when enjoyed with a friend.

Bay Side Home is also about quality daily care for each resident, and that is provided through our wonderful multidisciplinary team comprising of:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs)
  • A Physiotherapist and Rehab. Aide
  • Occupational therapist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Recreation Director
  • Visiting Physicians
  • Administration
  • Support Workers
  • Dietary, Environmental, Laundry & Maintenance

We stand by the Eden philosophy that each person's needs are multifaceted: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. This means we strive to effectively meet these needs of every resident at Bay Side Home on a daily basis.

Contact us to learn about volunteer work opportunities, we will be more than happy to welcome you.

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