1 Nakile pcs 004Our caring staff is responsive to both individual and family needs. Our goal is to provide outstanding care for persons living at and visiting Nakile. Our comprehensive approach to care ensures that persons benefit from the comfort of:

• 24/7 skilled Nursing - RN, LPN and CCA

• Medical Director Services

• Pharmaceutical Services

• Dietary Services – Our Dietitian Oversees:

  • Nutritional Assessment and Counselling
  • Home-Cooked Meals
  • Nutritious Daily Menus with Alternative Selections
  • Guest Meal Accommodation

• Therapeutic Recreation Services/Scheduled Activities

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• Footcare Services

• Housekeeping

• In-House Laundry Services

• Hair Salon Services for a Nominal Fee

• In-House Religious Services

• Resident Council

• Wheelchair Accessible Bus

• Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

Nakile also offers ways for families to become involved, click here for more information.

Hair Salon

For the convenience of persons living at Nakile. A beauty parlor is centrally located, has reasonable rates partly funded by the Home is open two days per week, and is staffed by a qualified cosmetologist.

Church Services

Yarmouth County Ministerial services and Catholic Churches within the municipality provide spiritual services. A Catholic Mass is celebrated once a month. Roman Catholic churches from the surrounding communities offer a Holy Communion service each Friday and Sunday morning. Church groups from the area hold a worship service twice monthly on Sunday afternoon. Other services include Sacrament of the Sick, Novenas, and Rosary and Bible Studies.

Dietary Department

Our main responsibility is to meet the nutritional needs of the individuals by providing them with a well-balanced, attractive and appetizing meal. A qualified dietitian conducts a nutritional assessment on admission. Dietary evaluations and education are ongoing to ensure the effectiveness of proper nutrition and to aim for satisfaction of each person. A certified cook and trained dietary aides staff the department. Meal hours are 8:30.a.m. 11:30a.m. and 4:30p.m. We encourage everyone to eat in the dining room. We welcome family and friends to share a meal with their loved ones at regular meal times and ask that they phone the Dietary department with twenty-four (24) hours notice. Although every effort will be made, there are times when a request may not be accommodated.

Environmental Services

Housekeeping and laundry services are available seven days a week. Personal laundry is done on site. Each item of clothing must be labeled, preferably prior to admission in order to avoid misplaced clothing items. Machine-washable and dryer-safe clothing is recommended.

Nursing Department

Nakile is staffed by a Registered Nurse twenty-four hours a day. A licensed Practical Nurse provides care on day and evening shifts. Nursing staff are Continuing Care Assistant who have completed training and successfully passed provincial examinations. Each person has one RN assigned to directly coordinate and monitor his or her care and to provide a link to family members. In addition, each person living at Nakile has an assigned Continuing Care Assistant who follows up on their response to program. The Nursing care is planned through care plan meetings with all departments. Family members and persons living at Nakile are encouraged to attend care plan meetings whenever possible. You may have questions regarding some aspect of care from time to time. The Registered Nurse who is assigned to your loved one may be contacted at any time by leaving a message at Nakile.

Therapeutic Recreation Department

Recreation staff is scheduled five days a week. The recreation staff aims to provide top quality, daily recreation and leisure programs suited to meet the unique needs, interests and abilities of all persons living at Nakile. Leisure assessments are completed on all persons living at Nakile to determine individual recreational needs planning for intellectual, social, spiritual and physical programs. The programs are meaningful and designed to improve the quality of life.

Social Activities include:

- Monthly Birthday Parties

- Teas & Socials

- Lunch Groups

- Baking

- Bingo

- Happy Hour

- Picnics and BBQs

- Various parties around special events and holidays

Physical Activities include:

- Golf

- Bowling

- Basketball

- Exercises

- Walking Club

- Folding Laundry

- Ring Toss

- Nintendo Wii Games

- Volleyball

Intellectual Activities include:

- Crafts

- Trivia

- Lexicon

- Jeopardy

- Card Games

- Resident Council Meeting

- Reading Groups

- Library Loan Program

Community Supported Programs include:

- Entertainment Groups

- School Visits

- Spiritual Programs

Rehabilitation Services

A consultant Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist are available to assess and plan care for special needs. A physiotherapy assistant visits Nakile twice weekly to work with the persons living at Nakile.

Resident Council

The residents elect a President, Vice President and Treasurer to conduct monthly meetings. Persons living in the home receive and share input into recreational activities. They discuss common issues and make their suggestions known. They bring concerns regarding issues pertaining to the Home to share with the staff. They plan fund-raising events with assistance from Recreation staff and manage their fund-raising money.