The following private home care and other services are available in the
Northern and Eastern Mainland Region. Please contact the provider for details about rates, areas serviced, etc.
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. For information about rates, please contact the organization directly.
Home Care Providers
Earth Angels Home Care and Companions - Provides home care services from Enfield to Elmsdale to Antigonish and other locations. Call 1.888.851.4777 or visit their website for details.
HCO Lifestyle Support Services - provides peace of mind for aging loved ones and their families. They manage a network of community partners dedicated to ensuring seniors receive quality assistance and support from the community to maintain the lifestyle they're used to. Operates in Truro only. Tel: 902.324.0313
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. Call 902.209.1813 for more information.
Northwood Home Care - Offers caring and professional home care services.
Pictou County Home Health Care - provides a variety of home health care services to assist individuals to live safely and comfortably in their homes. Call for a free assessment: 902.921.4663.
RoseDawn Helping Hands - Based in Upper Stewiacke, their services include respite care, meal preparation, regular check-ins, home care, and more. Call them at: 902.671.2923
Rose-Marie Care Home - located in Hantsport, they have been providing 24-hour nursing care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, in a home-like environment, since 1997. They also run an Adult Day Program. Contact them for more information. 902.684.0358
Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home caregivers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call 902.422.1455 for more information.
Stay Home Care - is a BBB-accredited business that provides home care services in Truro and HRM. Services include cooking, cleaning, house sitting, personal care and childcare. Call them toll-free at 1.877.864.9677 or 902.444.9677.
Today's Nurse Inc. - Based in Truro, Today's Nurse is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care while preserving the dignity and independence of its clients. It offers a wide range of home care and healthcare services 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Call them at 902.843.1095.
Out & About Mobility - Based in Halifax, they provide customized companionship and transportation services to support clients personal healthcare, shopping, and socialization needs outside the home. Contact them at: 902.210.2269.
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.
Colchester Food Bank - Food boxes are given out, or served, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tel; 902.893.4566
FIX-IT Concepts - specializes in home adaptations that allow you to stay at home longer, e.g. ramps, grab bars, and other medical accessories. Smaller and seasonal jobs also offered. Covers Truro and surrounding areas & the Northumberland Shore.
Canso and Area Meals on Wheels - Delivers nutritious meals to people in need and will specialize food according to dietary needs. Call for more info: 902.366.2794 or 902.366.3030
Meals on Wheels Highcrest - Springhill - Based in Springhill, this program provides nutritious meals to people in need. Visit their website or call: 902.597.2797
Meals and More! - offers an easy way for individuals to have tasty, easy to prepare, nutritious meals. Susan Kastuk-Ridlington, Registered Dietitian, and her team have been providing a unique service of delivering meals in Amherst since 1996. Arrangements can be made for delivery outside of Amherst. Tel: 506.536.8102. Email: email@example.com
Meals on Wheels Pictou: The Maritime Oddfellows Home delivers prepared and nutritious cold meals that need to be heated to clients in need aged 55 and older. Call for more info: 902.485.5492 x4.
Truro Meals on Wheels - Delivers complete hot meals to qualifying clients at their homes Tuesdays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Call to register: 902.893.2523 or 902.895.2371
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support and community services such as Meals on Wheels (Frozen Favourites). 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.
Willow Lodge - Meals on Wheels - Provides nutritious meals to people in need three times a week to qualifying clients within a 5km radius of Tatamagouche Village. Visit their website or call: 902.657.3101 ext 29
Summit Hair Studio and Mobile Services - Owner/Stylist Shelly Jamieson offers professional mobile hair services to all of Cumberland County. Please note: Shelly works Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Contact her for more information: 902.667.7700.
i ALWAYS deliver - provides grocery and other delivery services in Truro, Stewiacke, and East Hants. Contact them for more information about rates and to discuss your needs: 902.718.7068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Safety / Assisted Living Products / Home Medical Equipment
Care Alert Canada - Home of the Smart Dialer
Care Link Advantage - Independent Living Solutions.
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.
Medic Alert, Safely Home - When someone with dementia goes missing
Medic Alert will bring them safely home.
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.
CHAD Transit - is an on demand door to door service for Pictou County residents who require transportation assistance - persons with disabilities, seniors, or anyone with transportation challenges.
Colchester Transportation Cooperative Limited (CTCL) - is a community-based, non-profit transportation cooperative operating in Colchester County. It meets the needs of all persons - persons with disabilities, seniors and non-disabled persons.
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.
Cumberland County Transportation Services Society (CCTS) - is a non-profit community-run service for those Cumberland residents whose personal circumstances and location make it difficult for them to secure transportation.
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.
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.
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
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 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
TLCRespite & Palliative Care - Eileen (Spares) MacRae, Occupational/Physical Therapy Assistant and Retired RN, provides compassionate care for you or your family member/friend, including respite and palliative care. Serving East Hants, HRM, and Colchester.