Continuing Care – Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness

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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.


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 (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

Nova Scotia health card • Assessment by occupational therapist or physiotherapist


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

Private Location
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Mailing Address:
Department of Seniors and Long Term Care
PO Box 488
Halifax NS  B3J 2R8

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Site Hours



Not applicable

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia