Live Well at Home
Live Well at Home
There’s nothing quite like being in the comfort of your own home. But as you get older, it can feel increasingly difficult to manage on your own. Maybe you need a little help to take care of things around the house, or support to take good care of yourself.
To help seniors live well at home, the province is providing programs and funding. There are a variety of supports, from taking care of daily needs like meal preparation to funding for a personal alert system.
Additional information and support for caregivers can be found through organizations like Caregivers Nova Scotia.
Programs and Services
The Caregiver Benefit recognizes the important role of caregivers in their efforts to assist loved ones and friends. Those who qualify can receive a benefit of $400 a month.
Learn more about Caregiver Benefit Program
Nova Scotians can receive nursing services such as dressing changes, catheter care, intravenous therapy and palliative care and a range of personal care and home support services.
Learn more about Home Care Program
Home Lift Program
The Home Lift Program loans mechanical lift systems so that Nova Scotians can stay in their own home and home care workers can safely deliver care.
Learn more about Home Lift Program
Personal Alert Service
The Personal Alert Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible, low-income seniors. The program provides up to $480/year to reimburse for the purchase of a personal alert assistance service.
Learn more about Personal Alert Service
Facility-based respite care is made available those who need temporary care when their regular caregiver is unavailable.
Learn more about Respite Care
The Self-Managed Care Program allows people with physical disabilities to hire their own care providers and develop their own care plans.
Learn more about Self-Managed Care
The Supportive Care Program supports eligible Nova Scotians with cognitive impairments by providing them with up to $1,000/month for Home Support Services.
Learn more about Supportive Care