Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association

Founded in 2011 under our former name Community Governed Organizations and rebranded in 2019 to the Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association, we are a not-for-profit Association representing Nursing Homes in the Province. We support not-for-profit, for-profit, municipal, and multi-facility nursing homes and use a solutions-focused approach to address opportunities and challenges across the sector.

Our Association believes in advocating and leading to influence change. We are committed to innovative approaches that ensure safe, high-quality standards of care. We support our members by sharing best practices through facilitated round-table discussions; offering educational and networking opportunities; and engaging direct feedback on government policy and sector issues.

Our Mission

Together, we build solutions to ensure the highest standards of care for nursing homes in Nova Scotia.

Our Vision

The Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association is the collective voice for advancing world-class nursing homes in Nova Scotia.

Our Values

To achieve our vision of “Advancing world-class nursing homes” we have adopted the following values to guide our work:

Courageous: We challenge the status quo and proactively engage in conversations to protect and sustain the highest standards for best practice in long-term care in Nova Scotia.

Accountable: Our work is grounded in integrity and trust. We are accountable to nursing home residents and their families and take this responsibility seriously. We are solutions-focused, make evidence-based decisions and develop resourceful plans that are actionable to protect the best interests of the people we serve.

Innovative: We are an association of inspirational nursing home experts with a vision to completely transform long term care in the province. We explore opportunities for research and innovation to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents, strengthen capacity amongst our membership and support the advancement of the sector.

Supportive: We support families, residents, staff and members to ensure their voices are reflected in the decision-making for the sector. 

Our Board Members

Our Board of Directors are elected from the membership and supported by the Managing Director.

Debra Boudreau – Chair

Debra is Administrator of Tideview Terrace Nursing Home in Digby, NS.

Gail Kaiser – Vice Chair

Gail is the Administrator at Nakile Home for Special Care in Argyle, NS.

Angela Berrette – Treasurer

Angela began her career in long-term care at Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home.

Marisa Eisner – Member at Large

Marisa is the Administrator of Hillside Pines in Bridgewater.

Susan Hayes – Member at Large

Susan is the Administrator of the Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth, NS.

Michelle Langille – Member at Large

Michelle has been the Director of Nursing Services at Oakwood Terrace in Dartmouth, NS since April 2013.

Michele Lowe – Managing Director

Michele joined NHNSA as Managing Director in September 2018.