New Brunswick Senior Services

Long-term Care Services

All long-term care services in New Brunswick are accessed through the Department of Social Development. If you would like to request long-term care services, you must contact your local Regional Office to arrange an assessment.

Nursing Homes

Long-term care facilities in the province of New Brunswick are referred to as nursing homes. Nursing homes are designed for seniors who are medically stable but in need of 24 hours-a-day nursing care.
For a detailed and comprehensive description of the long-term care system, please visit

Home Care Services

If a senior would like to continue living in their own home but requires some assistance with activities of daily living, you may be eligible for to receive home care.

Special Care Homes

If you can no longer continue living safely at home, you may decide to choose a Special Care Home to provide you with assistance with daily living.

Relief Care

If a caregiver or family member needs a temporary break from caregiving, you may be eligible to receive relief care in your home, a special care home, or a nursing home.

Elder Abuse

If you are the victim of elder abuse, or if you know, or suspect, a senior who is subject to elder abuse, contact the New Brunswick Adult Protection Program at your local office of the Department of Social Development.
Acadian Peninsula (Tracadie-Sheila) 1-866-441-4149
Chaleur (Bathurst) 1-866-441-4341
Edmundston 1-866-441-4249
Fredericton 1-866-444-8838
Miramichi 1-866-441-4246
Moncton 1-866-426-5191
Restigouche (Campbellton) 1-866-441-4245
Saint John 1-866-441-4340

Home Adaptations

New Brunswick seniors who want to modify their home to compensate for age-related changes and continue living in their own home may be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Housing Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

Homeowners or landlords may be eligible to receive financial assistance, by means of a forgivable loan, in order to make a dwelling accessible for a person with a disability.


Property Tax Deferral Program for Seniors

If you are currently receiving the Provincial Residential Tax Credit, New Brunswick seniors may be eligible to defer the increase in their property taxes of their principal residence.

Prescription Drug Program – Nursing Home Residents Plan V

Nursing Home dwelling seniors may be able to receive prescription drug coverage as determined by the Department of Social Development.

Low Income Seniors’ Benefit

Low-income seniors may be eligible to receive an annual benefit of $400. You must have been a resident of New Brunwick on December 31 of the previous year and receive a benefit under the Old Age Security Act.

Government Website

New Brunswick residents looking for more information about senior related issues can visit the province’s website dedicated to seniors: