Live Well at Home

Continuing Care

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

Caregiver Benefit

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

Health Equipment Loan Program

Specialized hospital type beds are loaned free of charge to seniors who need them at home.

Learn more about Health Equipment Loan Program

Home Care

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.

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Home Oxygen Service

Eligible Nova Scotians can receive oxygen equipment.

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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

Respite Care

Facility-based respite care is made available those who need temporary care when their regular caregiver is unavailable.

Learn more about Respite Care

Self-Managed Care

The Self-Managed Care Program allows people with physical disabilities to hire their own care providers and develop their own care plans.

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Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program

This program is designed to help low-income seniors 65 or older and in need of a wheelchair for basic daily activities and to remain in their homes.

Learn more about Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan

Supportive 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