Helping Older Nova Scotians Stay At Home Longer

Your Liberal government is proud to launch a new province-wide program that will help older Nova Scotians live in their homes longer.

Home Services Nova Scotia is an innovative, province-wide program to advance training and employment opportunities for individuals with diverse abilities to deliver non-medical, home care services to Nova Scotians aged 65 and older.   This service will connect a reliable, trustworthy point of contact with an older adult to assist with chores, errands or snow shoveling so they can stay in their own homes longer.

Created by DIRECTIONS Council for Vocational Services Society and funded by the province, the program supports SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population, a government initiative that focuses on helping older Nova Scotians stay involved in work, entrepreneurship, volunteering and other activities. Directions Council of Nova Scotia is a known and trusted organization – and projects like Home Services Nova Scotia will continue to build stronger, more inclusive communities in our province. No community deserves to be left behind and your Liberal government is happy to invest in such an important, socially responsible project.

There is magic behind connecting two vulnerable populations.  Home Services Nova Scotia will make this happen through nine Adult Services Centres throughout the province.

A direct partnership with 211 will ensure people can locate the service provider in their community. For more information on Home Services Nova Scotia, visit http://www.directionscouncil.org .