The NB Department of Social Development (DSD) has recently made a drastic change to the admission policy for Level 3B special care homes like McNair Manor.
Due to DSD's new rules only those with advanced dementia can be admitted. Other frail elderly in need of Level 3 care in NB including those with advanced diabetes, Parkinson's, heart disease, stroke, cancer, macular degeneration and any other condition other than advanced dementia are no longer permitted to be admitted due to this DSD policy, unless you wish to pay privately, as DSD has cut the subsidy previously available to these individuals.
We feel this policy is very discriminatory and needs to change. For more information on this issue you can visit http://www.beingblocked.com. There is a petition link on the site if you would like to express your opposition as well as contact info for representatives at DSD along with Premier Alward's email address if you would like to express your opinions personally.
Please call or email us if you have any questions about this matter.