Highland Crest Home

The brick Highland-Crest building was originally a convent for a missionary order, “The White Sisters of Africa”, who came to Antigonish to study at St. Francis Xavier University and the Coady Institute.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, as vocations to the religious life dwindled, the order moved out of Nova Scotia and the building was used to house StFX students for a time. In 1981, the building was aquired by High-Crest Enterprises and after extensive renovations, was licensed by the Department of Community Services as a 40 bed Residental Care Facility.

Today, Highland-Crest Home provides you with the freedom of independent living, and the comfort and security of around-the-clock professional care.

Our fee includes many services and amenities, including 3 nutritious meals per day, daily housekeeping and laundry services, 24 hour security and numerous activities planned for your enjoyment. As well, we will do our best to meet any requests you might have.

Highland Crest Home is located in the Town of Antigonish, in a quiet residential area just a five minute walk to the Main Street. The Administrator, and our Director of Care are always available to answer your questions and discuss your health needs. We are here for you, so feel free to contact us regarding your specific needs.

Things to enjoy at Highland-Crest Home

• A bright, spacious room for facility functions, or to gather with family for an afternoon.
• Taking day trips to various places around the community
• Outside groups who visit the Facility to entertain and socialize with residents
Dietician after consulting with the residents.
• A registered nurse available 24 hours a day
• Comfortable surroundings, and a positive environment.

We encourage new residents to bring things from home that will add a personal touch to their bedroom. Bring in pictures for the walls; family photo albums; a favorite quilt or bed spread or other items or special mementos. One might also want to bring a television, clock or radio. Bedroom furniture is provided, but you may wish to use some of your own.

Laundry is done in house, unless family would prefer to take things home to launder. It is wise to mark all items of clothing prior to admission, as this ensures the safe return of all items from laundry.

Residents may retain their personal doctor or if necessary, our house doctor will be appointed.

Please remember that all residents’ medications are closely monitored, so new residents and families are asked not to bring any medications from home.

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Dietary Services

All menus at High-Crest are approved by the staff dietician and prepared by our professional chef. Input from residents comes through the resident’s council, consultation with the dietician, and resident care conferences. Special diets will be arranged by the dietician and food preferences and dislikes are taken into consideration. We serve three meals a day, with additional nourishment mid-morning, mid-afternoon and bedtime lunch.

We understand that choosing a place to call home is an important decision, and that you have a lot of questions. We encourage to contact Mary Beaver, at Highland-Crest Home, in order to arrange a personal visit and discuss your individual needs.

Visit us, and find out if sharing our home is right for you.

Highland-crest Home
44 Hillcrest Street Antigonish, NS B2G 1Z3
Phone: 902 863 3855 / Fax: 902 863 1833

Administrator: Mary Beaver / mbeaver@high-crest.com