High-Crest New Glasgow

Situated close to downtown New Glasgow, this beautifully renovated 36-bed turn-of-the-century landmark has maintained the elegance of its lustrous past while incorporating the conveniences of the present.

We provide you with the freedom of independent living and the comfort and security of around-the-clock professional care.

We are located in the Town of New Glasgow, two hours northeast of Halifax, and three hours southwest of Sydney. We will arrange a personal visit for you if you wish, or our Administrator or Registered Nurse, will answer your questions and discuss your health needs.

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.

 


 

Health & Medical Services

At High-Crest New Glasgow, we want you to feel both comfortable and secure. Our location is central to downtown shops, businesses, and services. If you own a vehicle, there is ample parking available. The building and certain rooms are wheel-chair accessible, and there is an elevator for your convenience.

• We have a recreation coordinator who organizes a variety of social and special events for the benefit of the residents. She has an active group of volunteers you may wish to join.
• Church services are provided each Sunday through the Pictou County Council of Churches.
• Physiotherapy is available through the local hospital or through home physio.
• EBlood collection may be done through out-patients or in house.
• V.O.N. services are available in-house.
• Appointments outside the facility may be required from time to time. Transportation can be arranged for an additional charge. A staff member may escort the resident if necessary.
• A parking area is provided for the benefit of the families- to the left of the building and next to the adjacent buildings. Fire lanes are to be kept free at all times

 

Comfortable Surroundings

Things you may want to bring from home to make your stay more comfortable may include: A favorite chair; Pictures for the wall; a family photo album; a favorite quilt or bed spread; A TV, clock or radio. Bedroom furniture is provided but you may wish to use some of your own.

All electrical appliances brought into the home must be approved by the maintenance person. A new directive from the Department of Health restricts the use of heating pads.

We recommend that each resident have between 6-8 changes of clothes, a coat for each season, good shoes as well as sleep wear and underclothes will be needed.

Laundry is done in house, unless family would prefer to take things home to launder. It would be helpful if you would mark all items of clothing prior to admission. This ensures the safe return of all items from laundry.

Visiting hours are not restricted as long as residents privacy is respected during personal care. Residents may retain their personal doctor or if necessary our house doctor will be appointed.

Please remember, all the residents’ medications are closely monitored, so please do not bring any medications from home. Home remedies may be in conflict with what the doctor has prescribed and could cause the resident considerable discomfort.

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Dietary Services

All menus are approved by the staff dietician There is a five-week rotation menu which provides variety without too much repetition. Input from residents comes in a variety of ways: the residents council, consultation with the dietician, and resident care conferences. Special diets will be arranged by the dietician. Food preferences and dislikes will be taken into consideration. We serve three meals a day, with nourishment also mid-morning, mid-afternoon and bedtime lunch. Food should not be left in rooms without staff knowing about it. The resident may be on a special diet and extra items of food could exceed their caloric need.

High-Crest New Glasgow
253 Forbes Street
New Glasgow, NS B2G 4P5
Phone: (902) 752-3461
Fax: (902) 752-2672
Administrator: Robert MacDonald
rmacdonald@high-crest.com