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  • About
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  • Partners
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    • Partners
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    • Auxiliaries
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    • Continuing Care
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      • Questions & Answers (Long Term Care)

        Long-term care provides accommodation, supervisory care, personal care, and nursing services to individuals who can no longer live independently in the community with family and other supports available. This may be for the purposes of short or longer term care. (see Facility Based Respite)

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        • Entering Long Term Care
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        • Paying for Long Term Care

          Long-term care is paid for jointly by the provincial government and by residents. The Department of Health pays for the health-care costs, and residents pay their accommodation costs, as well as personal expenses.

          The Department of Health sets standard accommodation charges for the long-term care homes. Individuals who are able to pay the standard accommodation charge are not required to have a financial assessment. These residents pay the accommodation charge and retain all remaining income and assets. Residents, who cannot pay the standard accommodation charge, can apply to have their rate reduced through an income-based financial assessment.

          The financial assessment will not look at any assets, nor will you be expected to sell your assets to pay toward your accommodation charge

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      • Questions & Answers (Home Care)
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        • General Home Care Questions - Assessment

          Home care provides service to Nova Scotians of all ages who need help with care in their homes and communities. This is one of the services offered through South Shore Health Continuing Care program.

          It is always the first option considered for care in the community.

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        • Paying for Home Care

          About 80% of home care users do not pay a fee. The remaining 20% pay an hourly rate for home care services (not including nursing services). Users of home oxygen services also pay a fee, which is based on income and household size. The answer below contains additional details.

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        • Facility-Based Respite Care

          Family caregivers provide care and support to help their loved ones remain in their community longer, but it can also put a lot of physical, mental, and emotional stress on the caregivers themselves. We can help caregivers get a break from those responsibilities by helping them get respite beds for their loved ones in licensed long term care facilities across the province.

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        • HELP - Bed Loan Program

          The HELP – Bed Loan Program is a program that loans hospital-type bed systems to eligible Nova Scotians. The bed program is available to individuals in their homes in the community. The program is funded by the Department of Health and administered through the Canadian Red Cross, Nova Scotia Region.

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        • Home Oxygen Services

          Through Home Oxygen services, the province provides Nova Scotians who havfe a medical need with access to oxygen for use in, and outside of, the home. The program provides clients with oxygen concentrators and portable oxygen tanks, as well as many other related supplies.

          This program is part of a provincial network of home care services. It is one more way the province is providing more support to help Nova Scotians stay in their homes and continue to live well.

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        • Self Managed Care

          Self Managed Care is a program introduced by the Department of Health in December 2005. It helps people with physical disabilities to increase control over their lives by helping them develop their own care plans and directly arrange and administer their own support service needs. The Department of Health provides funds to eligible individuals so that they may directly employ care providers for the purpose of meeting their approved service needs. The self manager (client) assumes full responsibility for the coordination and management of the funded services.

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      • Questions & Answers (Community Nursing)
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    • Support our Foundations

      Within the District there are two Foundations, the Health Services Foundation and the Queens General Hospital Foundation, which raise money to purchase much-needed equipment and to support hospital programs. Your contribution will help our staff continue a long-standing tradition of quality care.

      All donations are tax deductible and official income tax receipts will be issued.

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  • Patients-Clients-Visitors
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    • General
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    • General Information
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    • Other Services
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    • Shops & Services

      All three of our hospitals work to improve the care and comfort of patients and enhance the programs and services offered in the District. Members dedicate thousands of volunteer hours annually to raise funds for much-needed equipment and also provide a number of valuable services such as the operation of Gift Shops at all facilities and the Daisy at SSRH.

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    • Your Safety
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  • Programs
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    • Education Programs

      Our mandate includes health education. Opportunities for learning about health issues are provided to community members both within our health facilities and by staff in our community programs.

      South Shore Health’s range of education programs include the Community Asthma Care Centre, Diabetes Education Centre, Prenatal classes, Healthy Heart Nutrition Clinic and Heart Function Clinic. Health care providers offer timely education to clients and their families at the bedside. Education kits, videos and brochures related to your condition may be available to help you understand your health issue and treatment and aid in your recovery. 

      A variety of health education supports are available through Public Health Services including resource material on topics ranging from immunization and nutrition to injury prevention. Staff are involved in many health education sessions including prenatal education sessions for young teens on self-esteem and sexuality, and immunization education for staff in Long Term Care facilities. More information on Public Health Programs and Services are available by calling the Public Health office nearest you.

      Bridgewater: 543-0850
      Chester: 634-8731
      Liverpool: 354-5737
      Lunenburg: 634-4014
      New Germany: 644-2710

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  • Services
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