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Adult Protection Services

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

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Contact Details

Fax: 902-455-3809
Adult Protection

Toll-Free: 1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Service Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/protecting-vulnerable-adults.asp

Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/health/ccs

Service Description

Offers help and support to adults, living in a situation of significant risk of self-neglect or experiencing serious harm due to a mental or physical condition.
Adult Protection workers can intervene and offer services to help those in need of protection. The Adult Protection Act does not cover cases of financial abuse.

Eligibility

Ages 16 years and older who lack the ability to protect themselves from abuse and/or neglect due to a permanent and irreversible condition.

Service Info

Service Website:
http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/protecting-vulnerable-adults.asp

Application Process:
The Adult Protection Act requires that you report information about an adult in need of protection to the Department of Health and Wellness by calling the toll-free number -1-800-225-7225.

If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, call 911.

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

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-742-0629
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902- 563-3695
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-893-6277
* Cumberland County: 902-893-6277
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-563-3695
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-893-6277
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-742-0629
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-742-0629

Fees:
No fees

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

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Continuing Care Program


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Fax:
902-455-3809
Adult Protection

TollFree:
1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Website:
www.novascotia.ca/health/ccs

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Continuing Care Program (aka Continuing Care Services)

Site Info

Fax:
902-455-3809
Adult Protection

Toll-Free:
1-800-225-7225
Within Nova Scotia

Website:
http://www.novascotia.ca/health/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:
http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/protecting-vulnerable-adults.asp

Application Process:
The Adult Protection Act requires that you report information about an adult in need of protection to the Department of Health and Wellness by calling the toll-free number -1-800-225-7225.

If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, call 911.

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

* Annapolis and Kings Counties: 902-742-0629
* Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County: 902- 563-3695
* Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants: 902-893-6277
* Cumberland County: 902-893-6277
* Guysborough, Antigonish and Richmond Counties and the southern portion of Inverness County: 902-563-3695
* Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County: 902-487-0607
* Pictou County: 902-893-6277
* Lunenburg and Queens Counties: 902-742-0629
* Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties: 902-742-0629

Fees:
No fees

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

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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