Admission Application Form

You can fill out the form on-line

or you can print the form and fax (506 643-7053) or mail it to us.

10 Parks Street
Saint John, NB
E2K 4P1


We have posted some information here that may help you with any of your "Admissions" questions. You can download our application form that you can print, then fax or mail it to us when it is complete. The online application form will be available soon.

We have posted some frequently asked questions here.

How Do I Enter a Nursing Home?

The Department of Social Development must approve all admissions to Nursing Homes. Staff from the Department will decide your eligibility by looking at your long term health care and social needs. If these are greater than what you, your family and the community can provide, you may be eligible for nursing home care.

For more information contact the Single Point Entry office 1 (866) 441-4340 or your local Extra Mural unit (506) 635-8686 (Saint John area)

What Happens?

After the Department determines your eligibility, they will send your name to all the nursing homes within 100 kilometres of your home. When these homes have a vacancy, they must select residents from the approved list. You will need to complete the Home's application as well. Our fax number is 643-7053 or contact Reception, (506) 643-7347.

Which Nursing Home?

When you are eligible for admission, you can make your preferences known by applying directly to the nursing home you prefer. We suggest you choose more than one to increase your chances of getting in early. If possible, visit the homes in your area before you decide.

What if I'm not offered the nursing home I want?

If there is no vacancy in the nursing home you prefer, you may have to go to another nursing home within 100 kilometres of your home. You are not obliged to accept a bed in a home where you do not understand the language spoken.

What if I don't want to go to the nursing home offered to me?

You are allowed one refusal. If you refuse a second placement, the Department will take your name off the waiting list and reassess your situation. If you cannot get into the nursing home you prefer, you may choose to accept a bed at another home and apply to transfer there later. Most people usually go to the home of their first choice. If you are in the hospital waiting for a placement, be sure to ask about nursing home placement policies.