Home Care Nova Scotia

Case and assistance for people living at home. Available to residents who have an illness or disability that can be cared for safely at home.

Chronic Home Care provides services to those who are chronically ill, disabled, or have limitations due to aging and who need help to stay in their own homes and communities.

  • Personal care (bathing, dressing, and eating)
  • Home support (light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation)
  • Nursing (administering medications, changing dressings, and general nursing care)
  • Home oxygen services
  • Family relief/respite services in the home
  • Linkages and referral to community and volunteer services

Home Care is financed by the Department of Health, so anyone who receives Home Care must have a Nova Scotia Health Card. There is no charge for Acute Home Care (illness or disability). Chronic Home Care recipients (seniors) may, however, pay a portion of home support, personal care and home oxygen fees, depending upon their income. There is no charge for nursing services and medical supplies used during visits.

Self-referral, or referral by family, friends, physicians, neighbours
call: 1 800 - 225 - 7225