The following private home care and other services are available in the Western Region (including the Annapolis Valley, South Shore, Yarmouth & Digby). 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
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.
Care Choices Inc. - Serving Lunenburg and surrounding counties, they provide in-home support and specialty services to meet your loved one's needs. They are a provider for VAC & WCB. Call them for a free in-home assessment: 902.527.1622.
Careforce Home Care - From Windsor to Digby, compassionate, professional care in your home and beyond.
Earth Angels Home Care and Companions - Provides home care services from Enfield to Elmsdale to Antigonish, Bridgewater, and other locations on the South Shore. Call 1.888.851.4777 or visit their website for details.
Heart to Heart In-Home Care - Based in Chester Basin, Heart to Heart provides a range of home care services such as nursing, medication management, meal prep, and more. Call 902.275.1416 or visit their website.
Helping Hand - is a home support agency located in Kingston. Their services include homemaking, foot care, errands, respite, and more. All staff are screened and trained, as well as bonded and insured. Contact them at: 902.639.5879 or 902.696.8871.
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.
Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home care providers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call them at 902.422.1455
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
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.
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
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.
Personal Safety / Assisted Living Products / Home Medical Equipment
Be Safer at Home - Contact Spears & MacLeod Pharmasave in Yarmouth about this personal emergency response system. Tel: 902.742.7825.
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.
Chester Community Wheels - provides connections for individuals to downtown Chester and to the area's major medical centres. Passengers use Community Wheels for shopping, errands, family/friend visits, special events, and more. Call them at 902.275.5585
Cloud 9 Shuttle - is an Arcadia-based shuttle service providing affordable & pet-friendly transportation services between Halifax and Yarmouth. Call them at 902.742.3992.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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