Miramichi Senior Citizens Home

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Contact Information
Office Phone 506-778-6810
E-Mail msch@nb.aibn.com
Primary Contact Margaret Manderson, Miramichi Senior Citizen's Home
Description & Services
Description of service(s) The Miramichi Senior Citizens Home opened in 1968. This facility is home to 81 residents. It is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors and a staff of 109 full and part-time employees.  
The Miramichi Senior Citizens Home is host to a number of outreach programs including Meals on Wheels, Senior Day Program, Lifeline, and the Relief Care Bed, assisting senior citizens and their families in the Miramichi region. 
MSCH is also home to a Veterans Unit which opened in 1985, and serves 15 veterans from the Miramichi area. 
 
The newest addition to the Nursing Home has been the construction of a dementia unit, which was officially opened on July 14th, 2006. 
 
The Nursing Home has been accredited with the Canadian Council on Health Facilities Accreditation since 1981. 
 
Outreach Programs 
 
Meals on Wheels: 
Initiated in 1978, this program offers hot nutritious noon meals prepared at our home to the seniors in the community. 
This service is open to anyone who, for any reason, is unable to prepare their own meals. The program's main purpose is to allow clients to remain independent in their own home while receiving a nutritious noon meal. 
The meals consist of soup or salad, meat or fish, potatoes and vegetables, bread, dessert, and milk. 
The meals are prepared to meet certain standards in consultation with a qualified dietician. Special diets can also be organized. 
All our meals are delivered by friendly volunteers who will visit in your home. 
 
 
Adult Day Program: 
The Adult Day Program is a service which helps senior citizens or people with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in the community. The program also gives relief to families who may have a disabled or elderly loved one in their care. Also, the program serves in easing the transition to the Home from the community. 
The Adult Day Program provides a daytime program of supervised recreational activities, personal counseling, assistance with personal hygiene and other medical needs. A nurse will monitor blood pressure/sugar if required. 
Seniors form the community are picked up in the morning at their home in our special van, which is equipped with a wheel chair lift and, and are returned to their homes in the afternoon. 
The Adult Day Program is also a place to make new friends and to catch up with news from the community. 
Clients can be referred by a social worker, a family doctor, or come independently.  
 
Lifeline: 
Lifeline is a system which allows you to live on your own with the knowledge and security that if you need help it is available anytime day or night. 
The unit allows you to call for help with the push of a button. It puts you in touch with someone who will talk to you and find out what help you need. This person will call one of you friends, neighbors or relatives who will come to your home to check on you. If you need more professional help, your responder will call for it immediately. 
The person who answers your call will know your history so that they can answer your call knowing already what your special needs are. 
The button is lightweight and waterproof so it can be worn at all times. 
The cost of the Lifeline system is minimal, and there are no long term commitments. 
 
Relief Care Program: 
What is the Relief Care Program? 
The Relief Care Program is a service that provides relief to a family and/or other care givers who care for an individual who is incapacitated physically or mentally and requires care and supervision on a 24 hour basis. 
Under this program, temporary accommodations for the dependent individual is provided in our nursing home for a specified period not to exceed thirty days, (every six months following), after which the dependent individual returns to his/her former living arrangement. 
The objectives of the Relief Care Bed Program are: 
To provide a period of relief for family units or individuals who care in the home for a person who requires assistance with personal care, activities of daily living and/or needs supervision on a 24 hour basis. 
To delay or prevent institutionalization of persons with chronic illnesses. 
The Program is intended for individuals with a relatively stabilized chronic illness or functional disability, who do not have specific requirements for diagnostic and therapeutic services. 
The Relief Care beds in the nursing home setting are reserved primarily, but not exclusively, for persons 65 years of age and over.
Hours Please call for more information.
Areas Served Miramichi ; Northumberland County
Eligibility Seniors
Application Call for application details
Languages English
Fees Program
Location information
Located In Community Miramichi
Address & Map
1400 Water St
Nelson-Miramichi, NB E1N 1A4
 
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects
Service Categories Nursing Facilities

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