Supportive Care Program Nova ScotiaNovember 07 2021
We are all looking for a lifetime of independence in our own homes. As we get older, it can become challenging to safely manage independence in your home. You may need some help to take care of the smaller things around the house and you may need some support for yourself. By remaining in your home, you maintain the lifestyle you have been accustomed to enjoying throughout your life. Familiar surroundings and family possessions are key to successful aging in place. You maintain the ability to visit the same stores, parks, restaurants and neighbhors you know and love.
Private home care services in Nova Scotia can be financially supported with the Supportive Care Program through the Department of Health and Wellness. The supportive care program in Nova Scotia supports eligible Nova Scotians with cognitive impairments by providing them with up to $1000/month for home support services.
Eligibility requirements for the Supportive Care Program:
- 65 years of age or older (or be diagnosed with dementia or an acquired brain injury if uner 65)
- Nova Scotia resident with a valid Health Card
- Significant memory loss and memory problems that affect daily functioning (difficulty thinking, concentrating, remembering etc)
- Needing a minimum of 25 hours/month of home support services (personal care, respite, meal preparation and household chores)
- Have a Subsitute Decision Maker
How do you apply for the Supportive Care Program in Nova Scotia?
You can apply for by calling Continuing Care toll-free at 1-800-225-7225.
The intake coordinator 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.
Once approved for the supportive care program, all receipts for home support services must be submitted to the Nova Scotia Health Authority. When the receipts are approved, the money will be deposited into your bank account by the Department of Health and Wellness every month.
The supportive care program is a great way to financially support private home care services in Nova Scotia. Call us today at 902-405-4400 to discuss how we can help you to continue to remain independent in your own home.