Continuing Care – Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Seniors and Long-term Care

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Service Description

Provides new and recycled wheelchairs (manual and/or electric) to eligible residents of Nova Scotia to support them in their homes and communities.

Eligibility

Individuals must be:
• Residents of Nova Scotia with a valid Nova Scotia health card
• 65 years of age or older at the time of application
• Have been assessed by an authorized health care provider (occupational therapist or physiotherapist)
• Require assistance because of a long-term disability, chronic illness, or terminal illness
• Agree to sign a consent form for the safe and proper use of your wheelchair
• Considered to have a low income (have a net annual income of $26,165 or less if single or $41,165 or less if married)
• Not covered by other programs such as private insurance or other publicly funded organizations

Application Process

Call the toll free number • The one number to call to connect with Continuing Care services is 1-800-225-7225

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 Nova Scotia, about someone who lives in a community serviced by Nova Scotia Health, please call the appropriate number below:

• Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality and West Hants): 902-487-0607
• Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish County and Guysborough County): 902-487-0298
• Northern Zone (Colchester County, Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County and Pictou County): 902-487-0296
• Western Zone (Annapolis County, Kings County, Digby County, Shelburne County, Yarmouth County, Lunenburg County and Queens County): 902-487-0297

Documents Required

Nova Scotia health card • Assessment by occupational therapist or physiotherapist

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English • French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

Continuing Care Program

Address:
Private Location
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Mailing Address:
Department of Seniors and Long Term Care
PO Box 2065
Halifax NS  B3J 3X8

Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am–4:30pm
Friday
8:30am–4:30pm
Saturday
8:30am–4:30pm
Sunday
8:30am–4:30pm

Accessibility

Not applicable

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia