New Glasgow long-term care facility aims to keep spirits high

Chronicle Herald · December 3, 2020

Glen Haven residents, clockwise, Linda Mayo, Mary Coady and Rhoda MacKenzie are shown enjoying making Christmas crafts with Recreation Programmer Nicole Blackwood.


The onset of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia isn’t what anyone would have hoped for, but it’s a harsh reality that long-term care facilities like Glen Haven Manor must deal with.

Glen Haven Manor CEO Lisa M. Smith said they will aim to do it with an unwavering commitment to look out for each other.

“We owe it to our elders and the most vulnerable to do everything in our power to protect them, to keep them safe through the Public Health measures and directives from the province and to establish every protocol we can to help keep COVID from entering our doors,” she said.

Smith said they’ve been working hard to adapt their pandemic preparedness plan as needed.

“We must be proactive and ahead of the curve but also be prepared to change on any given day,” she said. “I am grateful for the quality care and compassion our staff provide residents in concert with their incredible work ethic and skill. These are uncharted waters and unprecedented times that we will look back at as a point in history, where our strength, moral courage and fortitude were put to a test.”