Continuing Care - Facility-Based Respite Care

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)

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Contact Details

Toll-Free: 1-800-225-7225
Across North America

Service Website: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/respite-care.asp

Website: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs

Service Description

Supports family caregivers by providing access to respite beds for their loved ones in licensed long-term care facilities (nursing homes) across the province. There is also an option available for children.

A person may stay in a licensed respite bed for up to a total of 60 days within a calendar year. However, to ensure fair access to the beds during the high demand periods (July 1 to October 1), no more than 30 days can be scheduled.

Eligibility

Eligibility is assessed by a continuing care coordinator

Service Info

Service Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/respite-care.asp

Application Process:
The one number to call to connect with Continuing Care services is 1-800-225-7225 (toll free across North America)

A care coordinator will help you assess your needs and the services that would best meet them. If you are already a client of Continuing Care, but feel your needs have changed, contact your care coordinator.

If you are calling from outside North America, about someone who lives in a community serviced by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please call the appropriate number below:

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-487-0297
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902-487-0298
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-487-0296
* Cumberland County: 902-487-0296
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-487-0298
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-487-0296
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-487-0297
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-487-0297

Documents Required:
Assessment by a continuing care coordinator

Fees:
Yes * An individual or family member can apply to receive a reduced rate by completing an application form and undergoing an income assessment

Languages:
English * French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Continuing Care Program

Private Location
, NS

TollFree:
1-800-225-7225
Across North America

Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Continuing Care Program (aka Continuing Care Services)

Address:
Private Location
NS

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Mailing Address:
Department of Health and Wellness
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8

Site Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-225-7225
Across North America

Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs

Site Hours:

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Accessibility:
Not applicable

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Service Info

Service Website:
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/respite-care.asp

Application Process:
The one number to call to connect with Continuing Care services is 1-800-225-7225 (toll free across North America)

A care coordinator will help you assess your needs and the services that would best meet them. If you are already a client of Continuing Care, but feel your needs have changed, contact your care coordinator.

If you are calling from outside North America, about someone who lives in a community serviced by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please call the appropriate number below:

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-487-0297
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902-487-0298
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-487-0296
* Cumberland County: 902-487-0296
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-487-0298
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-487-0296
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-487-0297
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-487-0297

Documents Required:
Assessment by a continuing care coordinator

Fees:
Yes * An individual or family member can apply to receive a reduced rate by completing an application form and undergoing an income assessment

Languages:
English * French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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