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Continuing Care

Do you or someone you know need help?

You can find information on programs and services below or on the upper left-hand column. There’s information to help you understand how you can stay in your home longer, find resources for continuing care and learn about programs and services that reflect your needs. 

You can also call 1-800-225-7225. Continuing Care Services are coordinated across the province through this toll-free number. Call between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, to learn more about what options are available to you.

Programs and Services

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.

Learn more about Live Well at Home

Long Term Care

Long-Term Care facilities, such as Nursing Homes or Residential Care Facilities, are available when loved ones are no longer able to stay in their homes or the community, and after families have reviewed a range of options for home care.  Health and Wellness licenses and funds the facilities to deliver services to those who need ongoing care, for the long term (permanent placement) or for the short term (respite care).

Learn more about Long Term Care

Continuing Care for Aboriginal People

Registered First Nations living on-Reserve in Nova Scotia have access to home-based health care and residential care through provincially and federally funded programs.

Learn more about Continuing Care for Aboriginal People

Protecting Vulnerable Adults

This program offers help and support to those 16 or older living in a situation of significant risk of self-neglect, or who are experiencing serious harm due to a mental or physical condition. Adult protection workers can intervene and offer services to help.

Learn more about Protecting Vulnerable Adults

Palliative Home Care

Palliative homecare is compassionate end of life care which is provided to an individual who is terminally ill.

Learn more about Palliative Home Care