Allows people with physical disabilities to hire their own care providers and develop their own care plans, which gives them control over the services they need and the providers they choose. Clients may also appoint a third party “Care Manager” to act on their behalf in carrying out these tasks.
A care provider is a person hired by someone with a physical disability to assist them with daily and routine activities such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals and taking medication.
Anyone aged 19 years or older, with a physical disability and in stable health, who requires assistance with the routine activities of daily living • You must be able to fully participate in decisions and arrangements about your own care requirements, and enter into a legal agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Continuing Care
Call the toll free number • 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
Assessment by a continuing care coordinator
English • French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province