The Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program provides new and recycled wheelchairs (manual and/or electric) to eligible residents of Nova Scotia to support them in their homes and communities.
To qualify for this program, you:
To determine if you qualify for the Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program call Continuing Care at the toll-free number, 1-800-225-7225, if you are eligible, an occupational or physiotherapist will arrange a time to meet with you to complete an assessment.
You will be assessed by a health care provider who is skilled in the fitting of wheelchairs.
The assessment will determine proper fit and make sure the wheelchair you receive meets your needs, if you already have a chair through this program and your needs change, call Continuing Care for a reassessment.
Note: If it is determined that a recycled wheelchair is available and can be adapted to suit your needs, that recycled wheelchair will be provided by this program.
You can keep the wheelchair as long as you are living in the community and it is serviceable. Upon entry to a long term care facility the wheelchair will remain with you and a referral for reassessment will be initiated. A transition plan will be put in place for you to get a wheelchair through the Specialized Equipment Program in long term care.
To apply, call Continuing Care, at 1-800-225-7225.