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Date updated: November 27, 2017

long term care

This is a big step and it can happen fast. Seniors NL offers information and resources for family and friends of seniors where long term care becomes a reality. Whether you need services, support, information or resources, we are here to help.

Long-term care options are available to individuals depending on their care needs. Review the:
  • Long Term Care Information Booklet for residents and families (and determine how to give comments and other feedback on long term care)
  • Philosophy of care in long term care
  • First Link Education Series (publication of Alzheimer Society NL
  • Provincial Review Report on Long Term Care.
Three long-term care options are available to individuals depending on their care needs:
  • Personal care homes -  for-profit businesses that usually provide a lower level of nursing and personal care to residents than Nursing homes.
  • Nursing homes - Long Term Care Facilities
  • Protective Community Residences
Admission to long-term care facilities is taken care of by the office of placement services through a single-entry system.
Questions often asked by people who have to be away from work for a short time (temporarily) to provide care or support to a family member who is seriously ill with a high risk of death within 26 weeks.
Questions often asked by people who are thinking of moving into a Long Term Care Facility (Nursing Home) or Personal Care Homes (owned by private businesses). Nursing homes generally provide higher level of nursing and personal care to residents  
Created by Public Safety Canada, this site offers practical advice on how to prepare your home or workplace for potential emergency situations such as earthquakes, storms or other disasters. Get Prepared includes a downloadable emergency preparedness guide. There are English and French versions of the site

Guide to Programs and Services for Individuals and Families- Government of NL

This guide can help people find out what Provincial Government programs and services are available. See PDF version as link. Printed copies or alternate formats are available upon request by calling 1-866-883-6600 or via email at
Labrador-Grenfell Health long term care services include:
  • Regional assessment and placement
  • Recreational therapy
  • Planning and direction for long term care beds in St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City, and Forteau
There is a single point of entry.
Seniors often call asking for information that will help them stay in their home or move. The government of NL funds the Regional Health Authorities to subsidize a variety of options available to eligible seniors. These residential options include: Long-Term Care [Nursing Home] Facilities and Personal Care Homes
The Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors (PACAS) is a volunteer council of thirteen individuals from throughout the province. PACAS advises and informs the Provincial Government on issues, concerns, and requirements of older adults. The Council ensures that the Provincial Government considers the perspective of older adults when developing current and future policies for service delivery. Council provides a strong voice for seniors in the development of programs and services that support independence and well-being. Email:
COVID-19 UPDATE:  OCTOBER 14, 2021 Both PLIAN offices are OPEN in both St. John's and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.  Staff is working in both offices to serve clients for the Legal Information Line, Lawyer Referral Service, and The Journey Project by phone, email, Zoom, or in person. In-person clients are advised to book an appointment in advance before coming into the office. Masks and contact tracing is required for all in-person clients at both offices. PLIAN working on vaccine protocol for staff, clients, in-person sessions, and community partners. In-Person Presentations: Case by Case basis, in accordance with public health guidance and restrictions (They try to ensure Zoom sessions are offered as well). Staff continue offer PLIAN's Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service Have a general legal question or need to speak with a lawyer? Telephone: 1-888-660-7788 (province-wide) OR  709-722-2643 (St. John's local) E-mail: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (island time) PLIAN's OFFICE in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL Telephone: 709-896-5235 E-mail: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 am (Atlantic time) ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to resources, information and justice.

PLIAN has developed a number of publications about many different areas of the law: Wills and Estates; Family Law; Criminal Law; Other Areas of Law; Links and Resources

Check out PLIAN's  Family Law Form Builder NOTE: PLIAN is located at: 291-293 Water St. Suite 301, 4th Floor, St. John's, NL A1C 1B9. People can access PLIAN via the Merchant Tavern entrance and then come up the stairs or elevator. Walk-ins just call ahead to make sure someone in the office.
Individuals wishing to get home supports and other benefits must have a financial assessment based on their net income to see if they are eligible for a subsidy. And then provide this link:

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