The following private home care and other services are available in the Capital Region (Halifax Regional Municipality) and may be able to offer additional support to you and your care recipient. This page is organized into specific categories which are listed below. Click any of the category names to jump to that section.
- Home Care Providers
- Companion/Personal Support/Errands
- Downsizing/Decluttering/House Cleaning
- Grocery Delivery/Shopping Services
- Food Banks
- Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
- Mobile Services
- Personal Alert Services/Home Health Equipment
- Respite Care
- Other Support Services
Please note: The information below is provided as a convenience to let you know what services may be available in your area. The descriptions are provided by the organizations themselves and reviewed by CNS before being added. However, the services are not vetted by CNS, and we cannot recommend one over another.
Please contact the provider directly for details about rates, hours of operation, or to discuss specific requirements. You may want to consult this list of potential questions to ask home care providers before hiring any agencies or private individuals.
Home Care Providers
Always Home Homecare - Providing long-term senior home care and home-based health care to residents of HRM, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville, Nova Scotia.
Alongside Live-in Home Support Services - They offer compassionate live-in home support resulting in comfort, enhanced quality of life, and peace of mind for both the seniors we serve and their families. Contact Jo-anne MacDonald at 902.578.9077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anson Caregivers - Provides nursing care and home support services in HRM.
Bayshore Home Health - Offers a wide range of home care services in HRM, including home care companions who provide companionship, purchase groceries, or accompany clients to appointments. They can also help you to determine, based on your insurance plan, what levels of service you might be eligible for.
Care.com - Helps match individuals with paid care providers based on location and service needs.
Closing the Gap Healthcare is an award-winning and fully accredited organization that provides exceptional home care services. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 902.832.9913 to schedule your complimentary in-home assessment.
Comfort Keepers - Dedicated to providing in-home care that enriches clients' lives and helps them maintain the highest possible level of independent living. Call or email for more information: 902.446.4545
Halifax Home Care Solutions - offers personalized, high-quality nursing services, advanced and diabetic foot care, and in-home care for seniors and individuals with disabilities within the HRM (including Sackville, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Beaver Bank). Call 902.789.9616 or email email@example.com for more information.
Home Instead Senior Care - Their mission is to enable seniors to live happy, healthy, and independent lives in their homes. Home Instead, Inc. offers personal care services, hospice care support, and many other care needs. Their services are tailored to meet unique needs and preferences. For more information call 902.429.2273
LakeCity Odd Jobs - LakeCity Odd Jobs delivers non-medical home care services for Nova Scotians. Services include housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, and yard work. If you are interested in this service, please call 902.465.5000 ext. 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayflower Health Care Services - offers a range of home care support and nursing services to seniors and their families throughout HRM, including personal care, nursing support, companionship services, housekeeping, and more. Tel: 902.209.1813
Northwood Home Care - We understand how important living at home is. Northwood Home Care offers support for you and your family by providing home support, respite, and palliative care so that you can continue to live at home. Northwood provides both private Home Care and home support services through Nova Scotia’s publicly funded Home Care program.
Nurse Next Door - Provides a comprehensive range of non-medical and medical home care services. They will have one of their care designers develop a customized caring program specific to your needs. Available 24hrs/day 7 days/week. Call 902.482.8355 or Toll-Free 1.888.988.5880.
Osprey Health Care - Compassionate caregivers whose aim is to assist seniors with independent living while feeling safe and well cared for. Services range from compassionate care, respite, and sitting services in hospital and nursing homes, to housekeeping, meal prep, errands, grocery shopping, and personal grooming. Serving HRM and surrounding areas including Bedford, Dartmouth, Sackville, Peggy's Cove, Elmsdale, and Enfield. Contact 902.809.6192.
ParaMed - Based in Bedford, ParaMed provides a wide variety of home healthcare services throughout HRM. Call them for more information: 902.453.0838
Parkwood Home Care - Empowers independence and peace of mind for seniors and their families. Services include respite, personal care, meal preparation, companionship, dementia care, transportation, live-in services, and more. Parkwood Home Care is also a DVA provider. Tel: 902.421.9191
Passionate Care Services - Provides passionate quality health care services in a residential and a nursing care facility. Their motto is: "Caring is Our Passion". Tel: 902.483.4114.
Port City Home Services - Offers a range of services to assist individuals living in the community; from foot care, ride service for medical appointments and groceries, and home support such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and pet care. Available to all areas of HRM. Call 902.407.2815.
Remember When Homecare - Offers compassionate, person-centered homecare to residents of HRM, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and Hammonds Plains. Services include Personal Care, Meal Preparation, Grocery Shopping, Housekeeping, Companionship, Respite Care, and Medication Reminders. You can call them at 902.497.0722, email them at email@example.com, or visit their website to find out more.
Scotia Care - A BBB accredited organization, Scotia Care helps seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. In-home respite provided, including overnight. Serving HRM. Call 902.405.8331 to discuss your needs.
Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home care providers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call them at 902.422.1455
Find a PDF list of private care providers here: Capital Region.
Comforting Companions - specializes in helping families and those they love, who are living within the Nursing Home or Assisted Living environment. Like a friend of the family, Comforting Companion care providers will visit your loved one on your behalf. They make a difference, one family at a time.
Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - They have added lawn care assistance to their care program. Members may use a professional lawn service company and be reimbursed up to 25% of the cost. Call 902.465.5578 ext 214 for more information.
Golden Living - Senior Lifestyle Support - Camryn offers lifestyle enrichment activities to seniors living in their own homes, as well as in-home non-medical support, companionship, and movement/exercise sessions. Camryn is committed to bringing a unique, fun, and personable experience to both the client and their family. Golden Living also hosts a wide range of programs and events for seniors living in the community. Camryn has a background in Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology and is a Certified Yoga Teacher. Her services are offered via packages that are explained on her website. She services all of HRM and is willing to travel to the Windsor area. Be sure to stay up to date with her social community events and programs as well! Contact her at 902.414.5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to discuss your personalized care plan.
Haleem Homecare - Services include companionship and household chores. Services delivered all across HRM. Contact Kerri at 902.221.5424.
Parkwood Home Care - Provides companion care to individuals through outings, shopping, reading, walks, and light housekeeping. Tel: 902.421.9191
Precious Moments Senior Services - Services include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, laundry and more. Services offered to residents of Halifax Regional Municipality. Free consultation available. Contact Tracey at 902.219.4652 or Traceyspreciousmoments@outlook.com
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support and community services such as a volunteer visitors program. They are located throughout Nova Scotia. Please visit their website or call 1.866.540.2356 to find a location that is close to you.
Note: Some of the providers listed under Home Care may also provide companionship services. Please contact them to inquire.
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Jenkins Organizing Services - provides organizing services, consulting, and planning to veterans that have been diagnosed with PTSD, seniors, women in transition, families, individuals, students, certified coaches and counselors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and various charity organizations. Phone: 902.209.7034
Merry Maids - provide weekly, bi-weekly & monthly cleaning services; spring cleaning; one-time cleaning; move in & move out cleaning, and more. Tel: 902.435.9500.
Miracle Maids - provide cleaning services for everything from small homes to large businesses, throughout HRM. Contact them at 902.827.4051.
Lighten Up Organizing and Cleaning - provides professional decluttering, organizing, and cleaning services to help you enjoy being at home, or to help you prepare to transition to a new one.
ReFound, Inc: Whether you are downsizing or assisting someone with downsizing/smartsizing, ReFound, Inc.'s services can help. If there is a life situation change, they can make the transition easier. Tel: 902.402.5724
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Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank - Parker Street provides food or furniture to people with a proven need from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Tel: 902.425.2125
Salvation Army Food Bank - Provides food support to those in need. Normally provides three to five days of food. Tel: 902.422.1598.
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Grocery Delivery/Shopping Services
Atlantic Superstore - Provides online shopping and delivery services at various locations throughout HRM including Halifax, Dartmouth, Burnside, Middle Sackville, Upper Sackville, Lower Sackville, Lakeview, Clayton Park, Cole Harbour, Armdale, and Spryfield. To arrange delivery services online, you'll need to go to the instacart website, enter your postal code, and create an account to get started.
Couryah - Food, groceries, medicine & more available for delivery right to your doorstep in the HRM!
Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Providing a pilot program for grocery delivery from July 1-31, 2021. It is $15 for members. You give them your grocery list, they order it online, pick it up, and deliver it to your door. Call 902.465.5578 ext. 214 to find out more.
Gilbert's Grocery Delivery - delivers groceries to people in and around HRM. Food preparation, cooking, and baking services are also provided. Call 902.460.8528.
Pete's Frootique - the Halifax and Bedford locations provide shopping and delivery services Monday - Friday. Orders must be called in between 8 am and 12 pm. Call 902.425.5700. You can also email your request to: email@example.com before 12:00 pm on the day you want the items delivered. In addition to your shopping list, make sure to include your full contact details, desired delivery time, any food allergies, brand preferences, etc.
Sobeys - The following stores offer grocery delivery but customers must go into the store to do the shopping:
North & Windsor: 902.455.8508. Wednesdays only. Shopping must be done before 4 pm. Delivery happens later in the day/evening.
Mumford Rd: 902.454.7277. Shop between 11 am and 4 pm. Deliveries happen later the same day/evening.
Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Offers Meals on Wheels to residents with a fixed address within their delivery area who are able to pay on a monthly basis. Tel: 902.465.5578 x216.
East Dartmouth Mobile Food Market - - Brings fresh, affordable food to Halifax residents with limited access. Orders can be ordered and picked up from three locations:
East Dartmouth Community Centre - Tel: 902.435.6211 / Port Wallis United Church - Tel: 782.234.1272 / Dartmouth Seniors Services Centre - Tel: 782.234.1272.
The Lunch Lady - Offers meals to children in school, but has recently branched out to offer service to seniors, corporations, daycares, and people in the community. They offer a great menu selection that follows Canada's Food Guide. Their commercial kitchen is located in Lower Sackville and they offer delivery throughout HRM.
Meals on Wheels Halifax - delivers fresh, nutritious meals to residents who are unable to prepare meals themselves. The delivery area includes Halifax Peninsula, Fairview, Spryfield, and Rockingham. Tel: 902.429.4299
Meals on Wheels Lower Sackville - delivers fresh, nutritious meals to residents who are unable to prepare meals themselves. Delivery area includes Sackville, Bedford, Mt. Uniacke, Waverly, Fall River, Wellington, Windsor Junction, Hammonds Plains, and Beaverbank. Tel: 902.869.6103.
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support, and community services such as Meals on Wheels (Frozen Favourites), all to enhance each client's quality of life. They are located throughout Nova Scotia. Please visit their website or call 902.455.6655 for more information. Please note not all services are offered in all areas.
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Lundrigan Blood Collection Service Ltd - Darrell Lundrigan offers compassionate, professional blood and urine collection services at your home, place of work, or residence. He has 35 years of experience and is a vetted member of the Serving Seniors Alliance. Areas served: Halifax, Bedford, Sackville, Dartmouth. Call 902-441-3910 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Pros Health and Analytics - They have a team of phlebotomists that service HRM. Hours of operation are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm for home collection. You must have a doctor's requisition and a valid MSI card. Tel: 902.229.7767
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia - a directory of individuals who provide mobile cosmetology services such as hairdressing, esthetics, pedicures, manicures, artificial nails, eyelash extensions, hair removal, make-up, facials, etc. The Cosmetologists on this website are licensed, hold a business permit, and are in good standing with the Cosmetology Association.
Happy Smiles Dental Hygiene - Based in Dartmouth, they aim to provide greater access to dental hygiene care to suit patients' needs, at a more affordable cost. Contact them to arrange a home visit: 902.444.1110 or email@example.com
Nova Scotia Foot Care Nurses - This website includes a directory of Foot Care Nurses throughout Nova Scotia, so you can locate a foot care nurse in your area.
Paddy Davis, LPN - private in-home foot care services in Bedford and Sackville. Call 902.448.5657.
Port City Home Services Foot Care - They have qualified foot care nurses to help you maintain your optimal foot health. They will visit you in your home or you can visit their clinic at 133 Baker Drive. Contact them at 902.407.2815 to learn more.
Simply Feet Foot Care Services - Julia Grimes, RN provides in-home foot care from Cole Harbour through Ship Harbour areas. Contact 902.384.7126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stridewell Foot Care and Health Services - offers medical foot care to clients in their homes or in a clinic setting. Call or email: 902.579.4291 or email@example.com
Whynot FOOT CARE - Kevin Whynot, LPN, is an advanced foot care nurse who provides in-home foot care services in Halifax. For more information: 902.266.4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Halifax, Master Stylist Debbie Cassidy provides in-home hair design services. Call 902.229.8991 or email: email@example.com
Hair At Home Mobile Services - Provides mobile hair services to Halifax and surrounding areas. Call 902.220.2620 for more information.
Jennifer's Mobile Hair Services - Serving HRM. Affordable Hair Services in your home or hospital. Master Stylist, experience with many disabilities. Contact: 902.402.0123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy MacPhail; Mobile Hair Services - Tammy has 28 years of experience as a master stylist, she is registered and insured through CANS, and offer services to all of HRM. Contact 902.210.9733 or email email@example.com
Allied Therapy - is a private practice serving clients in the HRM. They provide speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, applied behavioural analysis, and therapeutic respite. Appointments with Allied Therapy occur virtually, in your home, or somewhere in the community. For therapeutic respite services, the client must also be seeing a Master's level clinician. Speech-language pathology and occupational therapy are offered in the Pictou area as well. Visit their website to find out more.
Dianna Bradley, RMT - provides massage therapy services in their home clinic and offers a residential mobile service for those who are physically unable to travel to a clinic for this service. This service is being offered for the Dartmouth area and any residences within 30 minutes travel time from Dianna's home-based clinic.
Physio Care at Home - is a Nova Scotian company committed to providing quality physiotherapy services in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Service available throughout HRM. Call 902.404.4200.
Safe at Home Physiotherapy provides convenient Physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home or via secure video call. They complete a thorough assessment after reviewing your medical history and set goals with YOU that work towards achieving what is most important to YOU. They will recommend equipment that will make your life easier and provide a personalized home program to improve pain and promote independence. Acupuncture and other pain-relieving treatments are available at no extra cost. A free 15-minute consult is available. Book online at www.safeathomephysio.ca or by calling 902.809.1793.
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Personal Alert Services/Home Health Equipment
Personal Alert Services
Care Alert Canada - Home of the Smart Dialer. Ideal for those who wish to remain longer in their own home or in a retirement residence. It can be programmed to dial up to 5 contacts, including 911.
Care Link Advantage - Has over twenty years' experience helping older adults and people with disabilities remain independent by providing them with personal medical alarm pendants and other personal security technology.
HomeExcept - provides non-intrusive monitoring services. No cameras, no listening, no wearables. Peace of mind for the caregiver, family, and loved ones. Call 902.600.6030 or email: care@HomeEXCEPT.com.
Lifeline Canada - Feel more secure both at home or on the go with AutoAlert automatic fall detection technology. To learn more about how Lifeline can help you remain living independently, call Catherine Connolly at 1.800.387.8120, ext. 7057 or Lifeline at 1.800.LIFELINE (1.800.543.3546).
Medic Alert, Safely Home - When a loved one with dementia or other cognitive impairments goes missing, MedicAlert will help get your family member safely home. This technology ensures critical information about your loved one is available to emergency responders and police through their 24/7 Emergency Hotline.
MedReady - is a programmable medication dispensing device that promotes adherence to daily medication regimens. It contains a tray with individual compartments that can hold up to 28 doses of medication and can accommodate up to four doses of medication a day. MedReady will automatically notify the person when it is time to take their medication at the specified time. Visit www.lifeline.ca to find out more.
Northwood Intouch - is a Personal Alert Service that calls for help in case of an emergency. They also have devices and sensors to help people remain independent.
Project Lifesaver - a program dedicated to assisting and responding to the challenge to caregivers of finding wandering or bolting loved ones who may suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, Autism or any other special needs requirements. To find out more information or to register call 902.365.3362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCMP - Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security.
Telus Health Medical Alert System - A personal emergency response system; access to 24/7 emergency support at home or on the go.
Home Health Equipment (to purchase or rent)
Atlantic Home Health Care Supplies - have been supplying and installing home health and accessibility equipment in HRM for 35 years. Call 902.462.6222.
Bridgevalley Home Health Care - Toll-free: 1.844.543.8968. Provides home health care, accessibility, mobility, and rehab products throughout mainland Nova Scotia.
Canadian Red Cross - Their Health Equipment Loan Program provides Canadians with short-term loans of health equipment on a donation basis. Services vary based on location. From the Health Equipment Loans area of their website, enter the appropriate information into the "Find Local Services" box, then click "Find Services Near You".
Curwin Health & Sport - Their daily living aids include ergonomic chairs and desks and anti-fatigue mats. Call 902.423.4244
Embracor - is a medical equipment supplier offering a range of mobility and daily living aids. Contact them at: 1.844.632.4225
Family 1st Medical - With locations throughout Nova Scotia, their mission is to provide a full range of Respiratory and Medical/Mobility products to assist all those in need.
Lawton's Home HealthCare - To find a Lawton's Home HealthCare department near you, go to lawtons.ca/stores. This brings you to the Store Locator screen with a map of Lawton's locations. Below the map at the right, click the Services and Departments button and choose "Home HealthCare". The list of stores below the map will be updated to include stores with home healthcare services.
Osprey Health Care is focused on providing home health care equipment and supplies to meet a diverse range of needs. Always up-to-date with the most current information on medical supplies, Osprey Health Care is a name you can trust. Locations in both Halifax in Sydney. Contact 902.809.6192.
Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care - To find a Shopper's Drug Mart Home Health Care service near you, go to https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/store-locator. This brings you to the Store Locator screen with a map of Shopper's locations. If you have location services enabled, the map may default to stores near your location. If not, type your city or postal code into the Find field. You'll see stores in the scrollable list to the left of the map. Click "Store details" for more information.
Star Medical and Bed Rentals - Offers short-term and long-term rental agreements on wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, walkers and support devices to enable a loved one to recover at home. Serving HRM, Prospect, Enfield, and surrounding areas. Call 902.579.9004 or email@example.com
Wellspan Research and Design - focuses on product development in the areas of health products and assistive products for our aging population. Wellspan’s user-centered design focuses on meeting the needs of the people that use the product or service, whether it is developing new products or improving existing ones. Call 902.402.1912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Always Home Home Care: Post-Operative respite care available; caregivers allowed to sleep overnight. $450 for 24 hrs. Call 902.405.4400.
Lighthouse Respite and Support Services - Male respite worker for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Offering pair/group recreational activities, opportunities for social outings, skill-building, and companionship care. Contact at email@example.com or call 905.541.9633.
MacKeigan's Guest Home - Four beds available for respite. This small home environment includes personal care, meals, and activities of daily living. They specialized in palliative and dementia care. Located in Lower Sackville. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902.252.0037 or 902.579.5440.
Parkwood Home Care - Provides care services to allow family caregivers to spend time away from caregiving responsibilities. Tel: 902.421.9191
Recreational Respite - promotes inclusion, encourages community participation, and nurtures social connectivity for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and mental illness. They provide recreation-based program planning for individuals, which allows the caregiver to access respite time. They also offer virtual services in small groups, one-to-one, and Build It Workshops that aim to provide social connection, independent skill mastery, and recreation exploration for children, youth, and adults.
Respiteservices.com - provides resources regarding respite options for individuals with differing abilities and their families. They have a database of respite workers and of families looking for respite care. They have a respite coordinator for each region of the province who will assist families in developing a respite plan to meet the needs of their children with developmental disabilities. They will also provide families with information on respite services available within the province of Nova Scotia. Visit their website to find out more.
Respite Support - RespiteNS.ca is a unique platform designed to facilitate respite opportunities that empower families and individuals to live their best life. They aim to facilitate successful respite matches that allow and support individuals to live their lives more fully at home, in the community, and beyond.
Access-A-Bus - is a shared ride, door-to-door, public transportation service by Metro Transit.
A Bus For Us - Connect to Maritime Bus’ one-trip-in, one-trip-out South Shore/Halifax 4 days per week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday) using local services like VON “ON the Move”, Queens Transit, Bridgewater Senior Wheels, Bridgewater Transit & Chester Community Wheels. Schedules can change, please check to ensure times, etc., are up-to-date. The listed pricing includes all fees and taxes. For more info visit www.maritimebus.com or call 1.800.575.1807.
Cloud 9 Shuttle - is an Arcadia-based shuttle service providing affordable & pet-friendly transportation services between Halifax and Yarmouth. Call them at 902.742.3992.
Community Transit Nova Scotia - formerly Nova Scotia Community-Based Transportation Association, is an organization whose membership represents the disabled, seniors, the economically disadvantaged, environmental stewards, and the general public throughout Nova Scotia.
Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Transport Care Program offers warm and friendly door-to-door service. Trip fee based on distance traveled. Call 902.465.5578 ext. 213 to book.
East Hants Community Rider - "We believe in equal opportunities." A non-profit rural transportation service committed to providing safe, cost-effective transportation. Making Life Accessible. Offers transportation in the Fall River area.
Extra Care Taxi - HRM Council has partnered with Senior's Transit to create Extra Care Taxi. This new service will be available to everyone but will give priority to those who need assistance to and from their door to the cab, assistance to their doctor's office, and/or wheelchair transport. This taxi service costs the same as any metered taxi service in Metro, but offers so much more! There is no additional charge if a caregiver or loved one accompanies the individual. All of the drivers are compassionate, trained drivers and have clear criminal record checks and vulnerable sector checks.
Hope Air - is a registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized medical technologies that usually exist only in larger urban centers.
Need a Lift Transportation Services Inc. - provides accessible transportation services for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and HRM. Call for information or to arrange a pick-up: 902.222.LIFT (5438).
Rural Transportation Association (RuralRides) - provides door-to-door, accessible transportation services for residents of rural Nova Scotia. Click the 'Find a Ride' tab on the website to find services in your area. Contact them at: email@example.com
SeniorsTransit - provides compassionate, safe, and reliable transportation in HRM and surrounding areas. They offer three transport options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tel: 902.441.4537
Terry Morier's Accessible Taxi Service - operates throughout Nova Scotia and other areas by request. His vehicle has a child seat and boosters. Contact Terry at: 902.476.1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TJ's Van and Carpool Services, Inc. - Provides province-wide transportation services including to and from medical appointments, the airport, package delivery, and more. Call 902.402.1555 or email email@example.com.
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers transportation services in addition to other community-based support. Call 902.454.5755 to register.
Travel with Attendants or Support Persons
Caregivers can often travel at no cost or for a reduced fee under these programs. There is an application process requiring physician certification so please make your travel plans well in advance. In some programs, if the physician indicates that the care recipient has a "permanent condition" there is no expiry date on eligibility. Please contact service providers for more details.
WestJet - Special or additional seating for guests with a disability
The attendant pays tax only.
Air Canada - Travel with an attendant
The attendant pays tax only.
Porter Airlines - Request for attendant seating
There attendant pays nothing.
Via Rail - Passengers requiring a support person
The attendant pays nothing.
The Via Rail program also includes short trips, perhaps to Halifax or Moncton for specialist services or appointments.
Maritime Bus - Companion travel
The attendant pays nothing.
Maritime Bus requires notification signed by a physician that the care recipient requires attendant care while traveling.
Although this is not addressed on their website, please call 1.800.575.1807 or your local Maritime Bus depot for more information.
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Other Support Services
CANdid Access - The Candid Access web map is an online platform to share photos and information about the accessibility of your community. This is a project that was started by the PEACH (Planning for Equity, Accessibility, and Community Health) Research Unit through Dalhousie University's School of Planning.
Delphine de Toit Mediation Services - Delphine du Toit is an Elder Mediator who helps caregivers and families with the difficult conversations about the care and needs of older family members who are no longer able to make decisions on their own. She travels throughout Nova Scotia to provide the support families need. Phone: 902.789.3953
Diabetes NS - Nova Scotia Health has launched a new website to help people living with Type 2 diabetes. This new website has five modules to provide Nova Scotians with standardized information about living well with diabetes. Modules include: learning about diabetes, tips for managing diabetes, getting help, finding a diabetes care and education program, and other wellness programs and resources. If a person cannot access the modules online, they can contact their nearest Nova Scotia Health Diabetes Education Centre and make arrangements to obtain the materials.
DocChristine Health Consulting and Planning - Dr. Christine Sauer is a retired family physician who specializes in helping clients with chronic and complex health issues plan for their best health and wellness. Phone: 902.222.2742 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nina Woulff Psychologist and Associates - Megan Pearson is a psychologist who specializes in helping people with caregiver stress. She has a special interest in assisting older adults who are facing challenges, changes, and difficulties. Contact the office to speak with an experienced, compassionate therapist now. Feeling better begins here. Phone: 902.492.1271 Email: email@example.com
Good Grief Halifax - offering counseling services to residents of Nova Scotia. Sessions are conducted by Registered Counselling Therapist Tara Field.
GREYWAVE Senior Care Consulting - The consultants at GREYWAVE aim to help you remain safely and comfortably at home for as long as you wish. They will develop a personalized plan and make those first, crucial connections between you and the service providers you need. Contact them for a free 30-minute consultation. 902.448.8439
Made For Living Property Maintenance - Marcel Boisvert offers property maintenance services in the HRM including renovations, lawn care, and snow removal. He wants your property to be clean and safe, so that you can feel more secure. This is a registered business that provides professional service. Discounts can be provided for seniors. Marcel can communicate with clients in French and English. Email Marcel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 902.293.8114 to find out more.
March of Dimes - After Stroke Program provides stroke survivors and their families with personalized stroke recovery and support services. They provide person-to-person support, educational opportunities, and innovative community-based programs to address the needs and concerns of the stroke survivor and their family, from the time spent in the hospital and throughout the transition home and back into the community. Services include peer support, goal setting and planning, coordination and navigation, stroke-focused education and training. March of Dimes also offers online peer support programs for stroke survivors and caregivers, a family caregiver webinar series, and an aphasia peer connect program. Contact Beth Lynch, the After Stroke Coordinator, at 902.219.0970 or at email@example.com for more information.
March of Dimes - Hi, Tech! Program offers a tech support volunteer coach to provide support and answer technology questions to persons over 18 and living with a disability. They also offer a Connect and Share Program matching eligible persons with a virtual buddy for regular "visits". Contact Beth Lynch at 902.219.0970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March of Dimes - Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (LIFE) program is a transitional skills program for adolescents and young adults with disabilities. Email email@example.com or call 902.943.1841 for more information.
Mental Health and Addictions - A website where Nova Scotians can access mental health and addiction support. Explore information, resources, and connect with help 24/7. They also have a helpful reference tool for online help.
Mindful Therapies - a specialized mental health clinic offering evidence-based therapy and psychological assessment services to older adolescents and adults. The therapists at Mindful Therapies listen deeply and provide tools, strategies and new skills to help clients resolve conflicts, make choices, heal, strengthen and reconnect with the people and joy in their lives. Call 902.576.3576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Northwood Get Connected (formerly Northwood Telecare) - This is a free service in which Northwood volunteers provide social calls to older adults living in communities throughout the HRM. Please contact 902.421.6387 for more information.
NovaHope Cancer Coach Nurse - A Cancer Coach Nurse helps you and your family move forward beyond the cancer experience, into a place where you can feel more at ease. The Cancer Coach Nurse offers expertise as an oncology nurse with additional education in psychosocial oncology and health coaching. She also offers the opportunity for you to explore complementary support therapies. In-person appointments in 3 locations - Halifax, Annapolis Royal, Wolfville, home visits, and online. Contact 902.670.4673 or info@NovaHope.ca
PACE Wellness - Evelena Beaton is a registered dietician who has worked in long-term care for 17 years. She now has a private practice with a focus on seniors' nutrition, offering nutritional counseling and chair yoga for seniors. She is able to counsel clients virtually in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador. Contact her at 902.802.9944 or email@example.com for more information.
Pick Empowerment: Interactive workshops, one-on-one mentoring, social and emotional intelligence assessments, and coaching packages are offered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902.421.2333 for more information.
Red Bear Healing Home - a registered non-profit organization that provides education and services for, by, and about people who are economically and socially disadvantaged in Nova Scotia. Red Bear Connects provides free voice mail, information, resources, referrals, friendly listening, peer support, navigation, and other services for people in need mostly by phone, but in-person support can be accommodated when requested. Free used cell phones and household necessities are also distributed when available. If you want to connect with these services, you can sign up by calling 902.488.4744, 1.855.466.4994 (if using a payphone), or 211. It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up.
Road Reiki - Barry Coleman is a Level ll Reiki practitioner and is certified by the Canadian Reiki Association (Registration # 13-138d). He will come to your home to provide Reiki services. He will travel to Halifax and Dartmouth and is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Roy Ellis - Roy is a therapist who provides grief and trauma counseling. He is a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner (CSCP) with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. He provides in-person therapy sessions in Halifax and Dartmouth and virtual sessions via Zoom. He charges $150/hour (HST included). Contact Roy at 902.830.5225 or email@example.com.
Sackville Area Warming Centre - a grassroots program that offers a safe, warm space for folks to drop-in during winter evenings. They have a registered social worker, Rachel Smith, on staff who assists with housing support, getting an ID, accessing income assistance, and subsidy applications. You can book an appointment with Rachel by calling or texting her at 902.789.0764.
Thoughtful Changes - This is a non-profit organization that offers affordable, quickly-accessible counseling services for individuals in Nova Scotia who have financial barriers to accessing mental health supports. Services are provided online by Registered Counselling Therapists or Social Workers who have a Master's degree. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 902.932.7122 to find out more.
Vital Signs - Nursing Consulting - Provides health assessments for seniors at home and gives caregivers and families peace of mind, near or far. Call 902.221.0243 or email: email@example.com.
Wellness Together Canada - Seniors and caregivers: are you experiencing stress, isolation, and anxiety? You are not alone. Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is just a call or click away, and it offers free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports, available 24/7. If you need someone to talk to, Wellness Together Canada is there for you in over 200 languages and it’s free! For more information on confidential mental health and substance use support, visit wellnesstogether.ca or call 1.866.585.0445.
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