There may come a time when you or your loved one need help to remain as independent as possible at home and in the community. To access home and community care services – such as nursing care and help with bathing and preparing meals – call us toll-free at 1-800-225-7225. Your Continuing Care Coordinator will arrange your care services with one of our contracted agencies. If you are interested in knowing which agencies we have contracts with, see the list of agencies.
Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.
Ethics NSHA provides support to all patients, families, volunteers, staff and health care providers in NSHA when they need help making difficult choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. One way we provide support is though performing ethics consultations.
Four different types of consultation/support requests are addressed by Ethics NSHA. Click on the appropriate link to access a request form.
Protection for Persons in Care provides service for reporting allegations or instances of abuse of individuals in a health care facility.
Challenging Behaviours Program helps continuing care service providers care for individuals in home care and/or nursing homes that exhibit, or are at risk of, challenging behaviours.
Community Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy consultations help individuals with their mobility, function and safety at home.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Program provides funding for important daily activities to help keep individuals in their homes longer. These activities may include: transportation, yard work, heavy house cleaning and assistance with errands.
In-home respite provides caregivers with a planned and temporary break from their care giving responsibilities at home. Respite is provided through our contracted home care agencies. To view the costs/fees for in-home respite, please refer to the home support fees in this chart (PDF)
The bone mineral density test is a computerized x-ray scan of your lower spine and hips. It measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. This test can help your health care provider identify osteoporosis, determine your risk of bone fractures and measure your response to treatment.
Interventional radiology (also known as angiography) is a test guided by X-rays to diagnose or treat diseases in your body. These procedures are done using a needle and a narrow tube (catheter). This lowers the need for large incisions (cuts) in the body and is often done under local anesthetic (freezing).