More Long-Term Care Rooms for Kings County


Seniors in Kings County will have more access to long-term care with a new, 144-room home expected to open in 2028. A service provider to build and operate the facility will be selected through a competitive process.

As well, Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville is being replaced with a new, modern facility, also with about 144 rooms, expected to open in 2031.

John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MLA for Kings North, announced the new nursing home and the replacement facility on behalf of Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Barbara Adams today, November 22.

    “Seniors needing long-term care in Kings County will benefit greatly from this investment in modern facilities that will allow them to live in comfort,” said Minister Lohr. “For years to come, these spaces will mean better care for our seniors and, because everything in our healthcare system is interrelated, better care for everyone in our communities.”

The new Kings County facilities are part of the recent addition of 2,200 rooms to the Province’s long-term care infrastructure plan. This plan expansion includes new long-term care homes that will add about 800 rooms to the long-term care system and the replacement of older homes with new, modern facilities that will have about 1,400 rooms. All of these new homes are expected to be ready by 2032. The original plan included homes with about 3,500 rooms expected to be ready by 2027. Together, these new spaces will help to meet the care needs of the province’s aging population.

All new living spaces will be single rooms, each with its own private washroom. The government is contracting with several long-term care providers for new facilities and to replace existing ones.

More announcements about locations of new and replacement rooms will take place in the coming weeks. Information and progress updates on all 5,700 rooms are available at:

Building and improving more long-term care rooms is part of Action for Health, the Province’s strategic plan to improve healthcare. Building and renovating facilities with single-bed rooms, and ensuring seniors live with dignity and can age well are also commitments in the Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister’s mandate.