Originally known as the Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home opened in 1948 and served the community as the Red Cross Hospital. In 1983 the building was renovated to accommodate 25 Elders, and named in honour of Dr. MacMillan. Following discussions with various stakeholders, we adopted the name Harbourview Lodge.
The "Harbour" is central to the community and represents the fishing and forestry industries. The "Lodge" represents our First Nations culture and a place where the community comes together. We retain both names as a way of preserving our heritage while we also reflect the whole community that we serve.
We envision a vibrant, caring, collaborative, responsive and engaged community where people of all ages thrive; emotionally and physically.
We will advocate for our facility and community using a collaborative approach.
To provide respectful, safe, caring services for those that need assisted living to enable their health and well-being, and is beneficial to family members and community.
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Interested in becoming a member of the Harbourview Lodge family? All of our available jobs are posted through NSHA. Follow the link below to review all open job postings.
Harbourview Lodge is governed by a Board of Directors. Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Center Board of Directors in conjunction with Harbourview Lodge Management establishes processes and policies to ensure Resident safety as well as to protect all human, material and financial assets. The Board of Directors work as a volunteer governance board and meet on a monthly basis. Below are documents related to Board recruitment. For those interested in joining the Board of Director's, you can submit a letter and resume to the Site Secretary, whose contact information can be found in the "Contact Us" page.
Harbourview Lodge is proud to be a Registered Eden Alternative Home!
The cornerstone on which we at Harbourview Lodge base our philosophy of care is the "Eden Philosophy". We believe that loneliness, boredom, and helplessness must be addressed in order for us to provide quality care to Elders.
The core concept for Eden is simple and it teaches us that Elders must live in habitats for human beings, not sterile medical institutions. Eden is based on the knowledge that successful human interaction is dependent on caring relationships between Elders, their families, and their care-givers.
For more information on The Eden Alternative, you can visit their site by clicking on the Eden logo to the right of your screen!
Harbourview Lodge is divided into three individual houses, each containing a living room, dining room, kitchen space, and private bedrooms. The Elders who live at Harbourview have named their respective houses as follows:
House "A" - Lighthouse Way
House "C" - Oceanview Court
House "D" - Gardenview Terrace
Harbourview Lodge is viewed as the Elder's home. There are no set visiting hours, however the doors are locked at 8PM. If you should come when the door is locked, please use the intercom in the lobby. Family and friends are encouraged to come visit often and participate in Elder activities.
We currently have three Resident Cats. Smokey and TC live in Gardenview Terrace, and Kimchi lives in Lighthouse Way. Pets are welcome. Please call before your pet's first planned visit.