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.
To receive funding for personal alert services, you must:
Your net income is the income identified on line 236 of the Federal Income Tax Return or in the Notice of Assessment provided by Canada Revenue Agency. Continuing Care staff will work with you determine your net income.
There are many companies that provide a personal alert service, including those listed in the Department of Seniors’ Programs for Positive Aging.
You can submit your receipts for reimbursement monthly, quarterly or annually to your Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Apply by calling Continuing Care, toll-free, at 1-800-225-7225.
You should not have to report this funding as income on your income tax return because it is less than $500/year. Since everyone’s situation is different, please contact Canada Revenue Agency by calling 1-800-959-8281 to confirm
The Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Division has created policies and monitoring standards to ensure that there is a consistent quality of care for those who need services outside of the hospital, in their home, or in the community.
Visit Policies and Standards page.