Health Professionals

General Information

The Drew Nursing Home is a 118-bed, Level 3 Home located in Sackville, NB. The Home consists of three units on two levels:

  • Beausejour Unit – 28 residents
  • Fundy Unit – 43 residents
  • Chignecto Unit – 47 residents

Each unit has:

  • A centrally located nurses station
  • Multipurpose areas/lounge
  • A kitchen and dining room

Admissions

The Department of Social Development controls nursing home admissions through the Single Entry Point (SEP) 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 for 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 requirements.
  • 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.

Staffing

The nursing home is staffed according to standards set by the New Brunswick Department of Social Development. The staff consists of a qualified group of personnel in each of the following departments: nursing, food service, environmental services (laundry/housekeeping/maintenance) activation/rehabilitation and administration. Staff are identified with name tags.

Pastoral Services

Pastoral care services are available from clergy of all denominations, who provide visitation, sacraments, counseling services, and Sunday services.

Volunteer Services

Adult and youth volunteers are involved in many aspects of programming e.g. visitation, regular activities and special entertainments.

Physician/Hospital and Specialty Services

A local physician, retained as medical advisor by the Home, provides medial treatment to residents twice weekly. A resident who wishes to retain the services of their personal physician may do so, providing the physician is willing to comply with the terms of a contractual agreement with the nursing home. Emergency situations are dealt with by the “on call” physician at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Referrals are made to the specialty services. Extra-Mural Program staff provides consultant occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech language services and supports the oxygen therapy program. The services of the Sackville, Moncton and Amherst hospitals are available to residents for hospital care, laboratory work and X-ray services.

For more information, please contact the Director of Care Services, Mary Gregoire, at 506-364-4829, or via email at dcs@drewnursinghome.ca.