Alderwood Baddeck

truly a place we call home




Visitation changes: In-door visitation is restricted to Essential Care Givers at this time until further notice as per department of health. Please let your family/friends know of this change. We will keep you updated.

Alderwood has officially been approved for student summer positions lasting between 10-14 weeks. These students will fulfil duties and responsibilities similar to previous years with a focus on visitations, and providing meaningful connections with residents to reduce loneliness and promote positive shared experiences. There is a link below with the varying position types and what you need to know in order to apply.

2021 Summer grant application form

COVID-19 Vaccine information sheets and Consent forms

COVID-19 Vaccine information sheet

Modified Visitor Restrictions in Effect.

Effective Wed. Jan 20:

visits will be reinstated with only 1 visitor per resident per day from the list of ten. Visits remain 1 hour, & must be booked Mon-Fri 9-3:30, 24 hours in advance at 902-295-0177. You must wait to be let into the main screening area by the screener as there is only allowed 1 person in at a time. Visits will continue 1-4pm everyday, visitors must leave by 4pm. Those who cannot visit then can book Tuesday from 5:15-6:15 or alternating Sunday’s 1-4.

The visitor phone will be closed to further bookings until 8am December, 29 when they will resume as usual. Wishing a very happy, and safe holidays to all families and loved ones.
Visitation will be suspended until further notice as per public health regulations. A couple of residents have presented with gastrointestinal symptoms therefore we are required to close to visitors. We will be sending a message to out to families when we are able to book appointments for visits again. Please pass this along to your family/friends who were planning to visit. 

Effective Mon Dec 21; Residents are again permitted up to 10 visitors, including 2 ECG. Previous list will be reinstated. NEW; two visitors are allowed at one time. Visits are limited to 1 hour. Visit requests for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day must be made by Dec 21. These will be confirmed on Dec 22. All appointments for visits up to Dec 29 MUST be made by Dec 23 at the latest. There will be no visits Dec 26th, or Jan 1st.

Effective November 12th, 2020 Alderwood will be extending the rules for in-room visits to allow the Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) to notify Alderwood of up to 2 individuals that they authorize to be the essential care giver (ECG) for the resident. The ECG can have direct contact with the resident while visiting and wearing a mask; gown and washing or sanitization their hands as needed.

ALL VISITORS must be screened in (temperature recorded and complete the screening form and sign out)

All indoor visits must be between 1pm and 4pm from Monday to Friday. Visits will be a maximum of one hour in length.
There will be limited weekend visits, and availability will be communicated on our Facebook page. Weekend visits are to be reserved for those unable to visit during regular weekday visitation times. Indoor visits will be one visit per day.
Scheduling Your Visit
In order to book your visit, please call or text (text preferred): (902) 295-0177, between 8am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday. If you do not reach someone right away, please leave a detailed voicemail (or text message) and someone will get back to you to confirm your visit. Should you wish to call outside of these hours, please leave a message/text message, and you will receive a response on the next business day.
In order to communicate, and prepare for indoor visits, all visits must be booked by 3:30pm the day prior to the scheduled visit, at the latest.
Please note that email is no longer monitored for the purposes of scheduling your visit. Call/Text only at the number indicated above.
First Time Indoor Visitor?
We need all visitors to sign the “Rules for Indoor Visits at Alderwood” form (pink form) found in the mailbox (and returned to the mailbox) located outside the building, prior to your first indoor visit. Please note that you must complete this new form, even if you have previously completed a form for outdoor visits. Contact the Director of Recreation if you have any questions, at 902-295-2644 x 226, and leave a message stating your questions or concerns, and she will return your call as soon as possible.

Request for volunteers:

At this time volunteers are not allowed in nursing homes but we are developing a plan where by we will utilize a few volunteers in the Baddeck area who can assist organizing the appointments from their home (cell phone will be provided). Those who may be interested can contact recreation:

UPDATE: March 31, 2020
A letter and fact sheet for families at this time from the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Those interested in Skyping with their loved ones are asked to connect with the Recreation Department (902.295-2644 ext.226) to set a time and date and for Alderwood’s profile name. We have an iPad with Skype access which we are willing to share with our residents so that they can chat and see their families. 

A 59 Long Term Care bed (all private with private bathrooms) facility with 11 Residential Care beds (all private with private bathrooms and private showers).
There are 6 home areas with either 11 or 12 bedrooms, a Community Hall for large gatherings/parties. Spacious court yards, patios with walking path around building overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes…truly a place to call home.