Supports eligible individuals with cognitive impairments (difficulty thinking, concentrating, remembering, etc.) by providing them with up to $1000/month for home support services (personal care, respite, meal preparation, and household chores).
Under this program, a person may also be eligible to receive reimbursement for snow removal services, up to a maximum of $495/year.
Individuals must be:
• Residents of Nova Scotia with a valid health card
• Have significant memory loss and memory problems that affect daily functioning
• Be deemed by Continuing Care as needing a minimum of 25 hours/month of care support
• Have a Substitute Decision Maker (someone who will act on your behalf and has signed an agreement that defines terms and conditions for this program)
Call the toll free number • An intake worker will document basic information about you and forward this information to a care coordinator • A care coordinator will call you back and arrange to meet with you • During this meeting, you will be assessed regarding your care needs and the care coordinator will talk to you about the outcome of the assessment
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
Nova Scotia health card • Assessment by a continuing care coordinator
English • French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province