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Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Our Nursing Home

At Carleton-Kirk Lodge Nursing Home we know that many seniors and their family members have questions about senior living in Saint John, so we have collected those questions we hear most often as a convenience to the public and present them below, along with the answers. Don’t see your question here? Contact our office for more information or to schedule a tour.

Q. What are your visiting hours?
A. Our visiting hours are 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday to Saturday. Visitors who are under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q. Where are you located?
A. We’re conveniently located near The Reversing Falls on the Saint John River and the Carleton Martello Tower on the west side of Saint John, NB.

Q. Are private rooms available?
A. We have semi-private (two beds in a room) and private rooms (one bed) available.

Q. Do you have a dementia care section?
A. No, but we do require keypad entry on every door for our residents’ safety and security.

Q. What furniture is included in each room, and what furniture is acceptable for a resident to bring?
A. Each resident is furnished with a bed, a wall unit (space for TV/pictures, drawers and a closet), a night table and an over-bed table for eating in bed. Depending upon the resident’s mobility, they may also bring any of the following for their room:

  • A small La-Z-Boy chair (it must be non-cloth, non-absorbent – leather or vinyl – something that can be easily washed)
  • A television (must be a 19-inch flat screen – we provide the cable service at a small charge to the resident)
  • A radio
  • A small lamp for their night table
  • A phone (the resident’s family may hook up the phone at a small charge by the provider – most residents have a trust account set up with us for payment of cable and phone bills and other miscellaneous charges)

Q. Do you allow pets?
A. Bi-weekly pet therapy sessions are provided through the Therapeutic Paws of Canada. Family members are permitted to bring in pets for visitation, providing all pet vaccinations are up-to-date.

Q. Can couples live together?
A. We have been able to accommodate this in the past, but it depends upon the specific circumstances and how the couple’s dynamics work. Please inquire.

Q. Can loved ones dine with a resident here?
A. Yes; guests can purchase meal cards from our administration office or directly from our dietitian.

Q. What is the cost of living here?
A. Basic rates are determined by the New Brunswick Social Development Office and will vary from individual to individual. Living spouses, income levels and other factors will determine your cost of living here. Please contact us to arrange a private tour of our facility to learn more.

Q. How does someone apply for nursing home care at your facility?
A. When someone wants to apply to our nursing home, they would call our nursing home to book a tour and fill out an application. Please see the attached link for further details regarding the entry process for nursing home admission and financial: Going to a Nursing Home .

Q. How long does it take to get approved and admitted into your nursing home?
A. This will vary based upon several factors. Inquire for more details.

Q. Do you respect your residents’ privacy?
A. Yes, we follow provincial and federal privacy laws.

Want more information? Follow this link to learn more about transitioning into nursing home living, or give us a call to arrange a private tour.


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