GEM Health Care Group

GEM Health Care Group is a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been progressively enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979. The first facility acquired by GEM was a combination of 3 Victorian homes where the design, which included many stairs, was not practical for seniors and hampered the ability to deliver effective care. These homes were replaced with the construction of the present Gables Lodge, which was GEM's first step in providing an enhanced service to their seniors. Since then, GEM has acquired and constructed facilities throughout the province and have continued to remain leaders in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia. GEM currently operates various levels of seniors' care facilities throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, and in Hollywood, Florida.

GEM's Mission

The mission of all GEM staff is simple. Always do your best to accommodate the needs of our clients and ensure the highest level of care is delivered whenever it is possible. Families and friends are encouraged to visit often and participate when they can, and we always have interesting and stimulating activities, both physical and mental to ensure our clients remain involved and enthused as often as possible.

Independent Living

GEM's Independent Living facilities enable clients to live alone in a beautiful suite, but always has staff on duty in case of emergency. Light cleaning of your room, a four course dinner, and a stimulating activity program keep our clients engaged and ensure they're as active as they prefer. GEM has independent living options available in Halifax (Melville Heights) and Amherst (Centennial Villa).

Residential Care

GEM offers licensed residential care options to those who wish to maintain as much of their independence as possible, but may require supervision or assistance in performing their daily activities of living. Activity programs focus on the wants and abilities of the clients so they can participate in the activities which interest them. GEM's residential care options are available in Halifax (Melville Gardens) and Amherst (Centennial Villa).

Nursing Homes

GEM's nursing homes are located throughout Nova Scotia and Ontario and, since their inception, have continually set the standard of how seniors are cared for. Innovative designs and evolutionary models of care ensure GEM not only incorporates industry best practices, but remains on the leading edge of developing services and models which enhance long term care. From the freshly cooked, never frozen meals which are served in all of our homes, to the activity program designed to keep our clients active and involved, residents of GEM's nursing facilities find it to be the ideal place for them to live.


GEM realizes that from housekeeping to administering medication, our staff is both the foundation and the face of our business. GEM knows that their staff are individuals who make them who they are, so they focus on hiring those who complement their mission best.

Our facilities are always accepting applications for full time, part time and casual positions, but for immediate opportunities, please visit our individual facilities' careers link.

Career Opportunities

  Career Title Location Date Posted Region

   Registered Practical Nurse - Casual  RenfrewApril 18, 2017
   Director of Health Care Services Halifax CityApril 13, 2017
   Scheduler/ Administrative assistant Hammonds PlainsApril 05, 2017
   Dietary Manager Halifax CityApril 05, 2017
   Support Services Staff Dietary, Laundry, Housekeeping Hammonds PlainsMarch 31, 2017
   Registered Nurse Full-time Halifax CityMarch 31, 2017
   Support Services Staff Dietary, Laundry, Housekeeping DartmouthMarch 29, 2017
   Support Services Staff Dietary, Laundry, Housekeeping DartmouthMarch 28, 2017
   Registered Nurse Casual DartmouthMarch 28, 2017
   LPN Casual Halifax CityMarch 24, 2017
   Registered Nurse Casual Halifax CityMarch 24, 2017
   Relief Cook North YorkMarch 24, 2017
   Maintenance worker Part-time Halifax CityMarch 24, 2017
   CCA casual DartmouthMarch 17, 2017
   Personal Care Worker / Continuing Care Assistant - Part time Hammonds PlainsMarch 14, 2017
   Housekeeper - Casual  Halifax CityMarch 10, 2017
   Registered Nurse Full-time Hammonds PlainsMarch 10, 2017
   CCA - casual Halifax CityMarch 10, 2017
   Line Cook Hammonds PlainsMarch 09, 2017
   Dietary Aide- casual/part-time Halifax CityMarch 08, 2017
   LPN casual Halifax CityMarch 08, 2017
   CCA Job Posting Halifax CityMarch 07, 2017
   Director of Business Operations MiddletonMarch 06, 2017
   Support Services Staff Dietary, Laundry, Housekeeping MiddletonMarch 03, 2017