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How to Pay for Home Care in Nova Scotia

Posted Feb 16, 2018

home care in halifaxHealth conditions do not discriminate. Regardless of age, ethnicity, or income – at some point in your life you may find you are in need of care at home for yourself, or someone you love.

Whether you make $100,000 a year, or $20,000; when you need home care, you need it.

In Nova Scotia, your doctor, or other medical professional, may refer you to Continuing Care. They will assess your needs and approve a specific number of home visits for you that are subsidized by the government depending on income.

Additional financial assistance for home care is available from the Supportive Care Program. Have you heard of it?

You could be eligible for an extra $500 financial benefit from the Supportive Care Program via Continuing Care every month for private home support services.

“How can I access this money?”

Call Continuing Care at 1-800-225-7225 to apply. To be eligible you must:

  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia with a valid Health Card.
  • Be deemed by Continuing Care as needing a minimum of 25 hours/month of care support.
  • Have significant memory loss and memory problems that affect daily functioning.
  • Have a Substitute Decision Maker.

The money from the Supportive Care Program is directly deposited into your bank account. So, whether you need respite care, disability support, personal care, or housekeeping and meal prep – you can plan for what you need most.

And, did you know that if you have Continuing Care, the VON, or are a Veteran; your supplemental home care costs are HST exempt?

Don’t let the cost of home care keep you from getting the care you deserve. Contact us to find out how we can help, because when you need home care, you need it.