Additional Continuing Care Resources

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images-cccOur health care team/case managers working in hospital and community settings will help you and your families explore home/community options that will achieve and/or maintain maximum independence.

Additional services that you may want to explore

Caregiver Benefit Program

The Caregiver Benefit Program, formerly known as the Caregiver Allowance, recognizes the important role of caregivers in their efforts to assist loved ones and friends.

The program is targeted at low income care recipients who have a high level of disability or impairment as determined by a home care assessment. If the caregiver and the care recipient both qualify for the

For more information

http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs/caregiver_benefit.asp

 

Personal Alert Assistance Program- Revised

The Personal Alert Assistance Program provides financial assistance to low income seniors who live alone, receive publicly funded home care services, have experienced recent falls, and use a cane, walker or wheelchair. The program provides up to $480/year to reimburse approved seniors for the purchase of a personal alert assistance service.

For more information

http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs/personal-alert-assistance.asp

 

Supportive Care Program

This program supports clients with cognitive impairments with funding of $500/month to purchase home support services (personal care, respite, meal preparation, and homemaking) that would otherwise be delivered through the provincial home care program. Under this program a person may also be eligible to receive reimbursement for snow removal services, up to a maximum of $495/year.

For more information:

http://www.gov.ns.ca/DHW/CCS/FactSheets/Supportive-Care.pdf

 

Medication Dispenser Assistive Technology

The Medication Dispenser Assistive Technology Program helps eligible provides financial assistance to low income Nova Scotians manage their medications in their home. The Department of Health and Wellness provides $499/year to help with the purchase of an in-home automated medication dispenser. Be considered low-income (have a net annual income of $22,003 or less if single / $37,004 or less if married).

For more information:

http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs/medication-dispenser.asp

 

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You can call 1-800-225-7225 and our health care teams will answer your questions and help you explore options that are best suited to meet your needs. We are available 7 days a week 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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