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Finding Independent Living Services

For information on health services for seniors, see Health Services under the Living a Healthy Life as a Senior section.

  1. Home Care
  2. Transportation
  3. Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI)
  4. Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP-D)
  5. Senior Citizens Assistance Program - SCAP
  6. Assistive Devices
  7. Supporting Families and Caregivers
  8. Abuse of Older Persons
  9. Other Information

Home Care

Continuing Care serves people who need ongoing care outside of hospital, either on a long-term or short-term basis.

It is a branch of the Department of Health providing access to home care, long-term care (such as a nursing home or residential care facility), or protection for vulnerable adults.

Home care, home health care and community care are services that help people live at home while maintaining contact with their community. Services include homemaking, meal delivery, personal care, home oxygen concentrator services; and family relief/respite services.

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Transportation

There is help for seniors requiring transportation services to appointments and other activities that you can find in your community.

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Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI)

The Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI) program of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation helps homeowners and landlords pay for minor home adaptations to extend the time low-income seniors can live in their own homes independently.

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Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP-D)

If the home requires extensive modifications, such as wider doorways and increased space for wheelchair maneuvering, contact the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for information on the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities.

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Senior Citizens Assistance Program - SCAP

The Senior Citizens Assistance Program provides assistance to senior citizens who wish to remain in their own homes but who cannot afford to carry out necessary repairs. Funding is provided by the Province of Nova Scotia.

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Assistive Devices

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Supporting Families and Caregivers

Continuing Care serves people who need ongoing care outside of hospital, either on a long-term or short-term basis.

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Abuse of Older Persons

Elder abuse is most often defined as any act that harms a senior or jeopardizes his or her health or welfare. It can take the form of financial, emotional or physical abuse or even neglect. View the following resources to learn more about this serious problem and how to seek help.

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Other Information

If you have any questions about health care or other services for seniors, here are three organizations you can contact.

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