Data holdings

NB-IRDT is expanding research potential through pseudonymous, linkable data sets. Our repository includes a growing collection of data to meet diverse research needs.

NB-IRDT offers access to

  • Government administrative data
  • Survey data
  • Public use datasets
  • Researcher supplied data

Data held at NB-IRDT is only accessible in the NB-IRDT secure labs to researchers with approved research projects.


Long-Term Care Database
Data Provider: NB Department of Social Development
Dataset Number: PD0051
Year(s) Available: 2008-2019


The Long Term Care database is a digital document which contains details on business processes and timestamps of situations, assessments, caseloads, and payments for serving long term care clients in the Province of New Brunswick.

Definitions and Concepts

Long-Term Care Services refer to a range of personal support, physical, social and mental health services required by individuals who, because of long term functional limitations, need assistance to function as independently as possible. ‘Client’ refers to a recipient of long term care.

General Information

LTC data extracted from the New Brunswick families ORACLE database and collected from the New Brunswick Department of Social Development monthly spreadsheets are prepared - direct identifiers, such as Medicare numbers, removed or scrambled – for privacy protection. This data, which is linkable to other datasets, is accessible to researchers at NB-IRDT.


Seniors who are able to purchase long term care services without financial assistance from government make their own arrangements with home support agencies and special care home operators, making it difficult to determine how many seniors in the province are actually receiving long-term care services.

Long-Term Care Database Reference Guide