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Arborstone Enhanced Care

Nursing Home

The Great People at Arborstone address the unique needs of every resident while promoting choice, flexibility and independence.

Home to 190 residents, the great people at Arborstone address the unique needs of every resident while promoting choice, flexibility and independence. 

Arborstone is a four-storey building divided into four distinct communities.  It features a nursing station and kitchen servery as well as bright and spacious common spaces like living, dining and activity rooms. Taking a step into the back garden will make you forget you’re just minutes away from the bustling city. 

Young adults 

Arborstone is one of the few nursing homes in Nova Scotia to offer long term care for young adults with disabilities. This dedicated neighbourhood offers specialized care, services, programs, and activities that are specific to the needs of a younger age group. 

For more information about this location, please contact us.


1430 Purcells Cove Road 
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3P 1B5 

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Information about admission to long term care

Nova Scotia

Department of Health and Wellness  

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  • Fully furnished rooms with private washroom 
  • Private, wheelchair accessible rooms 
  • Space for your own decorations to give your room a personal touch 
  • 24-hour emergency call system 
  • Housekeeping and laundry service 
  • Telephone and cable service (optional) 


  • Wellness programs to optimize independence 
  • Fulfilling recreation and leisure programs for a variety of interests and abilities 
  • Musical entertainment 
  • Garden and horticultural activities 
  • Community and cultural events 
  • Holiday celebrations 
  • Intergenerational and volunteer programs 
  • Friendly pet visits 
  • Resident Council 
  • Family Council 


  • Individualized assessment and care planning 
  • Professional interdisciplinary health care team 
  • Nursing staff 24-hours a day 
  • Dietician 
  • Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists 
  • Palliative approach to care 
  • Pain and symptom management 
  • Spiritual services 
  • Hairdressing/barber services 


Wellness is more than just physical activity. We focus on a holistic approach to being well, which includes six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, social, vocational, emotional and spiritual. Our recreation team members get to know each resident and design activities to suit their hobbies and interests.  

Our Culinary Commitment

Our culinary commitment

Variety, choice, presentation, taste and nutrition are at the heart of every meal. 

The Culinary Centre in Halifax is a state-of-the-art operation with a team of chefs and cooks who work collaboratively to develop menus and prepare meals for enhanced care residents. Our team ensures residents enjoy fresh, carefully prepared and nutritious meals.  

Dietitians meet with residents to complete a nutritional assessment to understand their dietary requirements. This also provides an opportunity for residents to discuss allergies, sensitivities and food preferences.  

Menus are designed to include as many fresh, seasonal and local products as possible. Creating these menus requires input from many people. Taste-testing and responses to the dining surveys provide insight and direction from the people who matter most—our residents.