Province to launch pilot project on 3.5 hours of care in nursing homes NB 2014 Dec. 17, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The province will conduct a pilot project in five sites over the next year to provide 3.5 hours of care in nursing homes. Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny made the announcement today.
"Since 2006, we have increased the hours of care in nursing homes to 3.1 hours per day per resident," Kenny said. "This pilot project will help us identify how we can best deliver more service and what if any challenges we may face along the way. It will ensure the ultimate rollout of 3.5 hours can be implemented smoothly and that real improvements in service delivery are achieved."
Central Carleton Nursing Home in Hartland, Foyer Saint-Joseph de Saint-Basile in Edmundston, and three new nursing homes operated by Shannex in Riverview, Quispamsis and Fredericton will take part. The estimated cost is $350,000.