News releases from Seniors and Long-Term Care (Page 1)

Thousands Receive Seniors Care Grant

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Almost 24,000 older Nova Scotians have received the Seniors Care Grant since applications opened December 1. The grant of up to $500 helps seniors with everyday household expenses so they can stay in their homes longer.

Des milliers de personnes âgées reçoivent l'Allocation pour services à domicile

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Presque 24 000 personnes âgées en Nouvelle-Écosse ont reçu l'Allocation pour services à domicile chez les aînés depuis le lancement du programme le 1er décembre. L'allocation d'au plus 500 $ aide les personnes âgées à payer le coût de services nécessaires pour leur permettre de vivre dans leur maison plus longtemps.

Province Ensures Funding Available for Long-Term Care Construction, Renovations

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province is taking action to make sure funding is available to build or renovate 24 long-term care facilities across the province and build 500 rooms in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Funding for Community Projects that Help Older Nova Scotians Stay Healthy, Active

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province is investing just over $600,000 in projects to help older Nova Scotians stay healthy, active and socially connected in their communities.

Financement de projets communautaires qui aident les aînés à rester actifs et en santé

Seniors and Long-Term Care

La Province investit un peu plus de 600 000 $ dans des projets pour aider les gens âgés de la Nouvelle-Écosse à rester actifs et en santé et à conserver un réseau social là où ils vivent.

Funding to Help Seniors Stay at Home Longer, Make Workplaces Safer

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The government is investing over $500,000 in new equipment to support seniors and people caring for them at home and in long-term care facilities.

La Province ajoute 500 lits au système de soins de longue durée, les travaux se poursuivent sur 27 établissements

Seniors and Long-Term Care

La Province ajoute 500 lits au système des soins de longue durée et remplira son engagement visant à construire ou à rénover des établissements à l'échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Adding 500 More New Long-Term Care Beds, Work Continues on 27 Facilities

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province will add 500 new beds in the long-term care system and is following through on commitments to build or renovate facilities across Nova Scotia.

More Workers in Long-Term Care, Continuing Care Assistant Registry Open

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Staff shortages are a recurring issue in the long-term care sector. Continuing care students Amy Lake and Bryce MacDow are part of the solution.

Healthcare Students and Instructors to Support Long-term Care and Acute-Care Sectors

Advanced Education / Seniors and Long-Term Care / COVID - 19

Post-secondary leaders, healthcare students and instructors are stepping up to support long-term care and acute-care patients and residents.

Postes rémunérés à court terme à pourvoir immédiatement dans le domaine des soins de longue durée

COVID - 19 / Seniors and Long-Term Care

On demande aux travailleurs de la santé qui ne font pas partie de la population active à l'heure actuelle de pourvoir à des postes dans les établissements de soins de longue durée en raison des pénuries de main-d'oeuvre causée par la pandémie de COVID-19 et les postes vacants.

Short-Term Paid Positions Available Immediately in Long-Term Care

COVID - 19 / Seniors and Long-Term Care

Healthcare workers not currently in the workforce are being asked to fill positions in long-term care facilities to address staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing vacancies.

Investments to Attract, Retain Continuing Care Workers, Add More Beds

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province is investing about $57 million to support those working in continuing care, add more staff and open more beds more quickly to seniors waiting for long-term care.

New Long-term Care Facility for Liverpool

Seniors and Long-Term Care

A new long-term care home in Liverpool will increase single-bed rooms and improve accommodations in the area.

Les demandes sont acceptées pour l’Allocation pour services à domicile chez les aînés

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus peuvent maintenant demander une nouvelle Allocation pour services à domicile chez les aînés qui les aidera à rester dans leur propre maison plus longtemps. Les demandes sont acceptées à compter d’aujourd’hui 1er décembre.

Seniors Care Grant Open for Applications

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Nova Scotians aged 65 and older can now apply for a new Seniors Care Grant that will help them stay in their own homes longer. Applications opened today, December 1.

Grant Will Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Longer

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province is following through on its commitment to help seniors stay in their homes longer by investing up to $32 million each year in the Seniors Care Grant.

Subventions pour aider les aînés à vivre dans leur maison plus longtemps

Seniors and Long-Term Care

La Province s'acquitte de son engagement à aider les personnes âgées à vivre dans leur maison plus longtemps en investissant jusqu'à 32 millions de dollars par année dans l'Allocation pour services à domicile chez les aînés.

Recruiters, Other Solutions to Attract Continuing Care Assistants

Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province is moving ahead with plans to attract and retain more continuing care assistants and recruit other healthcare workers into the sector.

Province Begins Hiring Nurse Practitioners

Seniors and Long-Term Care / Health and Wellness

The Province is investing $2.5 million to increase the number of nurse practitioners working in long-term care.