About our Care Units

Resident’s Rights

 Mount Saint Joseph believes that the personnel should be a community of caring persons who witness Christ’s love to each other and to those whom they serve. The Mount Saint recognizes the following fundamental rights of residents and is committed to maintain an environment that both fosters and protects these rights.

  1. To be sheltered, cared for, consulted and addressed in a manner befitting one’s status as an adult, and with respect of one’s dignity and self-worth.
  2. To provide a means to express personal feelings and this will include access to senior administration without any fear of reprisal, discrimination or deprivation.
  3. To be free from chemical or physical restraints, except when ordered by a physician to prevent injury to oneself or to others.
  4. To receive courteous, fair and respectful care and assistance, and appropriate nursing assessments and treatment regardless of colour, race, financial or medical status.
  5. To have one’s condition, care and treatment explained in simplified terms to the best of Mount Saint Joseph’s ability to oneself, next of kin, or a third party authorized by the Resident and to participate in one’s care plan.
  6. To receive rehabilitation, reactivation and assistance towards independence and self-care to the maximum level possible in comfort and dignity within the resources of Mount Saint Joseph.
  7. To pursue or continue one’s social, cultural, spiritual, and other interests as well as developing one’s abilities and potential.
  8. To receive visitors and to enjoy one’s privacy.
  9. To establish one’s own personal and private environment.
  10. Within one’s capabilities, to attend to activities outside Mount Saint Joseph.
  11. To have one’s personal, financial, medical and other records entrusted to Mount Saint Joseph, kept in confidence, and available only to those for whom the information is essential in conformity to all Acts and Regulations governing Mount Saint Joseph.
  12. To have adequate, nutritious and attractively served meals and snacks appropriate to the special diets of Residents.
  13. To receive a monthly comfort allowance, as determined by the government of New Brunswick and to manage one’s own financial affairs or authorize a third party to do so.
  14. If mentally competent, to refuse medical treatment and medication, and to be informed of the medical consequences of this refusal.
  15. To be provided with palliative care, personal death and death with dignity.
  16. To review and recommend revision of the Resident’s Rights.
  17. To be fully informed of his/her responsibilities concerning the observation of rules and regulations of Mount Saint Joseph in a language understandable by the Resident: e.g.: alcohol, smoking, visitors, radio, TV, telephone, noise, appropriate and proper garb, gifts of food and flowers, etc. The Resident’s family shall also be fully informed of rules and regulations that apply to their conduct in Mount Saint Joseph.
  18. To expect all staff to be informed of, and to respect the above rights.

“For The Best Of Your Life”

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to lower stress for people with dementia.

Memory Care refers to specialized setting which offers stepped up services for people with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.
Units are designed for individuals who require a higher level of skilled care and supervision than what can be provided in their own homes. These units offer both private and shared living spaces.

People with dementia might need to make the move into a Memory Care Unit for a number of reason. Their needs might have increased as their dementia has progressed, or because of a crisis such as a hospital admission. It might be because the family or caregiver is no longer able to safely support the person at home.

Supervision is provided 24 hours a day by staff trained to care for specific needs and demands of dementia residents. Memory Care Units offer increased supervision, plus activities intended to stimulate memory, and possibly slow the disease’s progression.
Activities may involve music, arts and crafts, and games. Staff-to­ resident ratios are typically higher.

Activities are crucial for people living with Alzheimer disease or dementia, offering such benefits such as cognitive stimulation, the opportunity to connect with others, comfort and relaxation, and more. Plus, physical activities and exercises are important for maintaining physical strength and balance. Physical exercise is great for the mind too!

Secured Units, alarm devices and enclosed outdoor areas to keep people safe from wandering, are only part of the picture. Staff members are trained to understand the needs of residents with dementia, who can lose their ability to communicate in normal ways yet still respond to verbal cues and sensory stimulation.

Good Memory Care engages residents and gives them a space to be active, promotes their physical and emotional wellbeing and doesn’t overly rely on medication.


•    Nursing Service
•    Recreation Services
•    Financial Services
•    Nutrition and Food Services

•    Housekeeping/laundry services
•    Support Services
•    Spiritual Care
•    Pet Therapy


At Mount Saint Joseph we recognize therapeutic recreation to be vital to the well being of our residents. Therapeutic Recreation is the role of leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Therapeutic Recreation service is provided to individuals who have physical, mental, social or emotional limitations which impact their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences. Our services support the goal of assisting the individual to maximize independence in leisure, optimal health and the highest possible quality of life.

(Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2017).