FAQ

How do I apply to become a Victoria Hall client at Caritas?
Simply call us to make an appointment to tour Caritas. After you have toured Caritas, here you will be given an application package.

Who would I be living with?
About 80 women currently live at Caritas. It was built for Sisters of Charity in 2008. They’ve been joined by Religious of the Sacred Heart and Victoria Hall residents. Women of all faiths are welcome at Caritas.

Is Caritas Residence a nursing home?
No. Caritas is a retirement residence for women seeking independent living with some services provided. The Victoria Hall wing offers Assisted Living.

Do I have to sign a lease?
Yes. Residents sign a month-to-month lease.

What will my room be like?
All rooms are bright, spacious studio-style units with ensuite accessible bathrooms.

Are the rooms furnished or do I bring my own furniture?
All rooms are furnished with a single bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, desk, small bookshelf and a wingback chair. If you prefer, you can use your own furniture or a combination of both.

Do I provide my own bedding and towels?
Yes.

Can I hang pictures in my room?
Yes. We encourage residents to add their own personal touch to their space.

Do I provide my own television?
No. Each suite is equipped with a flat-screen television.

Can I keep my current telephone number?
If you are moving from a location within the metro Halifax area, you can keep your existing phone number.

Do I pay extra for internet and cable television?
No. Internet and cable television are included in the monthly rent.

Caritas isn’t a nursing home. What if I need extra help?
Additional personal care or health care can be arranged. However, if your care needs become more than can be accommodated by Caritas, you may need to move.

Can my family/friends join me for meals?
Yes. Family and friends are always welcome to visit. For a small fee, they are welcome to join you for a meal. A private dining room is also available, for special occasions.

Is there parking on site?
Yes. Free parking is available on site.

Is there a curfew?
Caritas is your home. You can come and go as you please.

What is the cost?
Please contact us about costs.