Service Description

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Supports clients with cognitive impairments with funding of $1000/month to purchase 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)

Application Process

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 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 a continuing care coordinator


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

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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