The following private home care and other services are available in the Valley Region (including Annapolis, Kings, and West Hants Counties, and Digby town) 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
- Food Banks
- Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
- Mobile Services
- Personal Safety Devices/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
Annapolis Valley Home Care Ltd. - Serving Windsor to Digby, offering confidential, comforting home care that provides peace of mind to seniors and their families. Tel: 902.765.6777.
Carna Gray - has 18+ years working in healthcare support in private care, agencies, and small option housing/respite homes. She provides respite services in Halifax, Annapolis Valley, and South Shore areas. She can be contacted 902.955.7744.
Careforce Home Care - From Windsor to Digby, compassionate, professional care in your home and beyond.
Helping Hand - is a home support agency located in Greenwood, NS. Their services include home care, nursing care, foot care, errands, respite, and more. All staff are screened and trained, as well as bonded and insured. Contact them at: 506.639.5879 or 506.696.8871.
Lean On Me Combination Care - Covers all of Hants County. Sevices include: Personal senior care, respite services, house and home care (cleaning, organizing, de-cluttering). Meal prep, events (with or for you) and errands. Tel: 902.790.1532
Mayflower Health Care Services - offers a range of home care support and nursing services to seniors and their families throughout Nova Scotia, including personal care, nursing support, companionship services, housekeeping, and more.
RTJ Homecare Services - provide post-surgery assistance, physical disability support, dementia care, and more. Call 902.798.3018. Currently serving Hants County with plans to expand to Kings.
Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home care providers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call them at 902.422.1455
Seniors Home Care by Angels - provide services from Windsor to Digby. Their personalized senior care screening system helps make the process of finding a home care provider much easier and less stressful for all involved. Contact them: 1.833.538.5577 or 902.538.5577 or 902.825.6087
Stay at Home Care - Provide a range of services, including home, care, companionship services, and respite. Care is available 24-hr/7 days a week. Call 90.543.1727 or 1.888.543.1727 for more information.
Companion / Personal Support/ Errands
Errands by Karen - is a personalized service operating in the Eastern Annapolis Valley area (Brooklyn to Coldbrook). Types of errands include appointments, shopping, respite, social outings, and more. At-home blood collection is also offered. Contact Karen at: 902.790.2626.
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support and community services such as a volunteer visitors program, all to enhance each client's quality of life. 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. Please note not all services are offered in all areas.
Note: some of the providers listed under Home Care may also provide companionship services. Please contact them to find out.
Managed for You Inc - Helps seniors when downsizing and moving. Free consult and will work with the person to help manage the move and set up. Preferred area is Windsor to Middleton but will go further. Contact: Caroline Whitby 902.670.3332
Annapolis Area Food Bank Society - For those needing food items for themselves or their care recipient. Open the 2nd 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tel: 902.532.5572.
Upper Room Food Bank - A community-supported foodbank in Kingston. Open Monday 10:00 am to noon and Wednesday 7:00 pm-8:45 pm. Tel: 902.765.0303
Fundy Interchurch Food Bank - Provides food items for individuals and families from New Minas, Kentville, Coldbrook and Aldershot. Open Thursdays 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. Tel: 902.538.4030
Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
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 1.866.540.2356 to find a location that is close to you. Please note not all services are offered in all areas.
Homestead Hair Mobile Salon - Based in Kentville, this mobile hair salon is a good solution for anyone needing or wanting the convenience of hair care at home. Call 902.599.3887.
Colleen Hull - provides blood collection services in New Ross on Wednesdays. She delivers to South Shore Regional Hospital. Contact her: 902.624.0406
Errands by Karen - Karen is a retired medical lab technologist who offers in-home blood collection. She covers Brooklyn to Coldbrook and is Veterans Affairs approved. Contact Karen at: 902.790.2626.
Personal Safety Devices / Home Health Equipment
Personal Safety Devices
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.
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.
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.
Philips Lifeline - offers a number of medical alert services.
RCMP - Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security.
Home Health Equipment
Bridgevalley Home Health Care - Toll-free: 1-.844.543.8968. Provides home health care, accessibility, mobility, and rehab products throughout mainland Nova Scotia.
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.
Harding Medical - strives to offer you innovative rehab and home healthcare solutions to ensure you are safe and independent in your home and beyond. They have a wide selection of bariatric and home medical equipment to rent. Contact them: 1.800.565.1680
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.
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 centres.
Kings Point to Point Transit Society is a non-profit, community-based accessible transportation service for all residents of Eastern & Central Kings County, including seniors, those with disabilities and those in need. Contact them at: email@example.com or 902.281.6846.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Morier's Accessible Taxi Service - operates throughout Nova Scotia and other areas by request. His vehicle has the capacity to hold two wheelchairs and has a child seat and boosters. Contact Terry at: 902.476.1838 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support and community services such as transportation, all to enhance each client's quality of life. 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. Please note not all services are offered in all areas.
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
The 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.
Other Support Services
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