Admissions

The Department of Social Development controls nursing home admissions through the Single Entry Point (S.E.P.) program. Applicants must qualify for admission.

A person wishing to be assessed for nursing home admission must contact:
Department of Social Development
Phone: 1-866-426-5191

When a vacancy occurs, the Home selects the applicant from the Single Entry Point pool based on care requirements. The Department of Social Development has established residency requirements and subsidy for nursing home applicants as follows:

  1. New Brunswick Resident
    • There is no mandatory waiting period before eligibility for services.
    • Must be a Canadian Citizen or have landed immigrant status.
    • Nursing home admission based on eligibility assessment.
    • Subsidy available in accordance with the financial assessment prepared by the Department of Social Development.
  2. Canadian Resident
    • A Canadian who has not lived in New Brunswick, may be admitted to a nursing home where a vacant bed cannot be filled with a New Brunswick resident.
    • A request must be submitted to Nursing Home Services by the nursing home for approval for out of province admission.
    • Must be a Canadian Citizen or have landed immigrant status.
    • Nursing home admission based on eligibility assessment.
    • Subsidy available in accordance with the financial assessment prepared by the Department of Social Development.
  3. Non-Resident of Canada
    • Excluded from admission unless vacant beds cannot be filled with Canadian residents.
    • A request must be submitted to Nursing Home Services by the nursing home for approval for a non-resident of Canada admission
    • Once admitted, will not be discharged should an eligible Canadian client become available.
    • Does not have Canadian Citizenship or landed immigrant status.
    • Nursing home admission based on eligibility assessment.
    • No financial subsidy from Province of New Brunswick at any time.

Applicants may be required to accept nursing home placement if the facility is within 100 km of the applicant’s residence and provides service in the applicant’s first language. The Drew Nursing Home provides services in English.

The Home maintains a list of persons who have made application to the facility.

Application forms are available at the business office of the Drew Nursing Home and may be completed upon admission.