Locations | Browse Locations | Maplestone Enhanced Care

Maplestone Enhanced Care

Nursing Home

Maplestone is designed with open and spacious neighbourhoods, creating a warm homey atmosphere.

Home to 87 residents, Maplestone is designed with open and spacious neighbourhoods, creating a warm homey atmosphere. Each neighbourhood features comfortable living, dining and activity rooms, a kitchen servery, as well as a nursing station. Throughout the community, comfortable furniture, fireplaces and well-appointed rooms make special gatherings and socializing easy. Also, the fully enclosed private courtyard provides a place for residents to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. 

Collaborative Learning Centre 

Shannex and Dalhousie University’s Department of Family Medicine and Faculty of Health Professions established a formal partnership to create the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) at Maplestone – the first academic nursing home in Atlantic Canada. 

Residents at Maplestone benefit from having students of various health-related professions in the facility. It is a place where health care professionals can learn about and support the unique needs of those living in long-term care. 

This partnership is changing attitudes toward long-term care and care of the frail and elderly. Most importantly, it has improved care planning for residents and it allows students and health practitioners to develop a collaborative, full-team approach to care. 

For more information about this location, please contact us.


245 Main Avenue 
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 1B7 

Maplestone Enhanced Care
Shannex Nursing Home Room
Maplestone Enhanced Care - Courtyard

Information about admission to long term care

Nova Scotia

Department of Health and Wellness  

View website 


  • 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.