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R.C. MacGillivray Guest Home

25 Xavier Drive, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 2R9  Map

Welcome to MacGillivray Guest Home

R.C. MacGillivray Guest Home is a not for profit long term care campus consisting of 82 long term care beds and 1 respite bed. In addition the Home provides services to the Congregation of Notre Dame and Richard C. Hines Manor...read more

Nursing Department -- Accommodations

MacGillivray Guest Home offers a choice of semi private and private rooms equipped with a “Nurse Call” system. Room allocation is based on availability and your health needs. Couples at their request may share a semi private room. Where possible you will be admitted to the type of accommodation you requested however there may be a wait period for private rooms.

The Home reserves the right to transfer residents to other rooms as required to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

Alzheimer Unit- Reminiscent Road
MacGillivray Guest Home has a 15 bed Alzheimer Unit. The unit consists of 5 double rooms and 5 single rooms. The entrance to the unit is locked to provide safety for those residents who may wander.

Residents with Alzheimer Disease and other types of dementia live on the unit.
The residents enjoy their own sitting room and dining room for meals and activities.  A large deck and garden are easily accessed from the unit

Continuing Care Assistants working on the unit have taken the Alzheimer and Related Dementia Care Course. Past routines of the residents are taken into consideration when developing individual care plans.

The Recreation Department in conjunction with nursing staff provide activities specific to residents with dementia.  Recently the NEST approach to managing the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia has been implemented.

When it has been determined that a resident does not meet the criteria for the unit they may be transferred to another unit, e.g. their condition has deteriorated to the point that they require the mechanical lift for transfers or they do not benefit from the unit's programs they may be transferred to another unit. 

Ownership / Sponsorship
Non-profit

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