Capital Region

The following private home care and other services are available in the Capital Region (Halifax Regional Municipality) and may be able to offer additional support to you and your care recipient. This page is organized into specific categories which are listed below.

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. 

Please contact the provider directly for details about rates, hours of operation, or to discuss specific requirements. You may want to consult this list of potential questions to ask home care providers before hiring any agencies or private individuals.

Home Care Providers

Almost Family Respite and Home Care - private home care, senior care, and respite care tailored to your individual needs, and without the waiting list! They cover HRM, Lunenburg County, and Queens County. Their services include personal care, respite care, meal prep, light cleaning, medication reminders, and transportation for short outings. Call Bailee at 782.234.5170 or email for more information.

Alongside Live-in Home Support Services -  They offer compassionate live-in home support resulting in comfort, enhanced quality of life, and peace of mind for both the seniors we serve and their families. Contact Jo-anne MacDonald at 902.578.9077 or email

Always Home Homecare - Provides long-term senior home care and home-based health care to residents of HRM, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Sackville. They also provide live-in care services across the province. Call 1.855.904.4400 for more information.

Anson Caregivers - Provides nursing care and home support services in HRM.

Bayshore Home Health - Offers a wide range of home care services in HRM, including home care companions who provide companionship, purchase groceries, or accompany clients to appointments. They can also help you to determine, based on your insurance plan, what levels of service you might be eligible for.

Blissful Living Home Care Services - They offer support to help loved ones live independently as long as they wish to remain at home. They offer customized care plans tailored to specific family needs; services include personal care, patient care, companion care, and respite care. Call 902.989.6429. - Helps match individuals with paid care providers based on location and service needs.

Closing the Gap Healthcare is an award-winning and fully accredited organization that provides exceptional home care services. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 902.832.9913 to schedule your complimentary in-home assessment.  

Comfort Keepers - Dedicated to providing in-home care that enriches clients' lives and helps them maintain the highest possible level of independent living. Call or email for more information: 902.446.4545

Halifax Home Care Solutions - offers personalized, high-quality nursing services, advanced and diabetic foot care, and in-home care for seniors and individuals with disabilities within the HRM (including Sackville, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Beaver Bank). Call 902.789.9616 or email for more information.

Home Instead Senior Care - Their mission is to enable seniors to live happy, healthy, and independent lives in their homes. Home Instead, Inc. offers personal care services, hospice care support, and many other care needs. Their services are tailored to meet unique needs and preferences. For more information call 902.429.2273

IteroCare -  providing care for ALL areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and PEI. iTeroCare Inc. was created to provide Private In-Home Healthcare to all Canadians. Email for more information.

LakeCity Odd Jobs - LakeCity Odd Jobs delivers non-medical home care services for Nova Scotians. Services include housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, and yard work. If you are interested in this service, please call 902.465.5000 ext. 123 or email

Mayflower Health Care Services - offers a range of home care support and nursing services to seniors and their families throughout HRM, including personal care, nursing support, companionship services, housekeeping, and more. Tel: 902.209.1813

Nightingale Nursing Services - provides supportive assistance to individuals in their community while promoting safety, independence, and dignified living. They provide personal care, foot care, meal preparation, household tasks, companionship, etc. Call 902.465.9777 or email for more information.

Northwood Home Care - We understand how important living at home is. Northwood Home Care offers support for you and your family by providing home support, respite, and palliative care so that you can continue to live at home. Northwood provides both private Home Care and home support services through Nova Scotia’s publicly funded Home Care program.

Nurse Next Door - Provides a comprehensive range of non-medical and medical home care services. They will have one of their care designers develop a customized caring program specific to your needs. Available 24hrs/day 7 days/week. Call 902.482.8355 or toll-free at 1.888.988.5880. 

Osprey Angels Home Care Services - Compassionate caregivers whose aim is to assist seniors with independent living while feeling safe and well cared for. Services range from compassionate care, respite, and sitting services in hospital and nursing homes, to housekeeping, meal prep, errands, grocery shopping, and personal grooming. Serving HRM and surrounding areas including Bedford, Dartmouth, Sackville, Peggy's Cove, Elmsdale, and Enfield. Contact 902.809.6192.

ParaMed - Based in Bedford, ParaMed provides a wide variety of home healthcare services throughout HRM. Call them for more information: 902.453.0838

Parkwood Home Care - Empowers independence and peace of mind for seniors and their families. Services include respite, personal care, meal preparation, companionship, dementia care, transportation, live-in services, and more. Parkwood Home Care is also a DVA provider. Tel: 902.421.9191

Passionate Care Services - Provides passionate quality health care services in a residential and a nursing care facility. Their motto is: "Caring is Our Passion". Tel: 902.483.4114.

Port City Home Services - Offers a range of services to assist individuals living in the community; from foot care, ride service for medical appointments and groceries, and home support such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and pet care. Available to all areas of HRM. Call 902.407.2815. 

Remember When Homecare - offers compassionate, person-centered homecare services for seniors and persons with disabilities in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and Hammonds Plains. Services include meal preparation, grocery shopping, personal care, companionship, housekeeping, medication reminders, and respite care. Call 902.497.0722 or email to schedule your free in-home assessment today.

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance - offers companion care, personal care, nursing care, and specialty care to residents of Halifax and Dartmouth. Call 1.844.516.1600 to learn more.

Scotia Care - A BBB-accredited organization, Scotia Care helps seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. In-home respite can be provided, including overnight. Serving HRM. Call 902.405.8331 to discuss your needs.

Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home care providers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call them at 902.422.1455

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Companion/Personal Support/Errands

Find a PDF list of private care providers here: Capital Region

Comforting Companions - is focused on helping you with those you love, whether through Dementia Care Education, Consultation, or Companion Care, they are there to help. The owner and founder is a Certified Dementia Care Trainer, Consultant, and Engagement Leader, trained by Teepa Snow and her team at Positive Approach to Care. Whether your loved one lives in home, assisted living, or full-time care, their caring companions are trained to engage and ensure your loved one's day is better for us having been there. They’ll also stay in close touch with you so you know how the visits are going. Contact Yvette Gagnon to arrange a private consultation at 902.430.2233 or or visit their website to learn more about how they can help you with those you love.

Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - They have added lawn care assistance to their care program. Members may use a professional lawn service company and be reimbursed up to 25% of the cost. Call 902.465.5578 ext 214 for more information.

Golden Living - Senior Lifestyle Support - Camryn offers lifestyle enrichment activities to seniors living in their own homes, as well as in-home non-medical support, companionship, and movement/exercise sessions. Camryn is committed to bringing a unique, fun, and personable experience to both the client and their family. Golden Living also hosts a wide range of programs and events for seniors living in the community. Camryn has a background in Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology and is a Certified Yoga Teacher. Her services are offered via packages that are explained on her website. She services all of HRM and is willing to travel to the Windsor area. Be sure to stay up to date with her social community events and programs as well! Contact her at 902.414.5722 or for more information and to discuss your personalized care plan.

Haleem Homecare - Services include companionship and household chores. Services delivered all across HRM. Contact Kerri at 902.221.5424.

Parkwood Home Care - Provides companion care to individuals through outings, shopping, reading, walks, and light housekeeping. Tel: 902.421.9191

Precious Moments Senior Services - Services include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, laundry and more. Services offered to residents of Halifax Regional Municipality. Free consultation available. Contact Tracey at 902.219.4652 or

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers home care, personal support and community services such as a volunteer visitors program. 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.

Note: Some of the providers listed under Home Care may also provide companionship services. Please contact them to inquire.

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Downsizing/Decluttering/House Cleaning

Julie's Organizing Services - provides professional organizing and ADHD and hoarding specialist services to seniors, veterans, entrepreneurs, individuals in transition, families, non-profits, and community groups for any room or project, large to small. Pack, unpack, clear out, sort, and organize items into zones and systems. Call 902.209.7034 or email for more info.

Merry Maids - provide weekly, bi-weekly & monthly cleaning services; spring cleaning; one-time cleaning; move in & move out cleaning, and more. Tel: 902.435.9500.

Miracle Maids - provide cleaning services for everything from small homes to large businesses, throughout HRM. Contact them at 902.827.4051.

Lighten Up Organizing and Cleaning - provides professional decluttering, organizing, and cleaning services to help you enjoy being at home, or to help you prepare to transition to a new one.

ReFound, Inc:  Whether you are downsizing or assisting someone with downsizing/smartsizing, ReFound, Inc.'s services can help. If there is a life situation change, they can make the transition easier. Tel: 902.402.5724

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Food Banks

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank - Parker Street provides food or furniture to people with a proven need from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Tel: 902.425.2125

Salvation Army Food Bank - Provides food support to those in need. Normally provides three to five days of food. Tel: 902.422.1598.

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Grocery Delivery/Shopping Services

Atlantic Superstore - Provides online shopping and delivery services at various locations throughout HRM including Halifax, Dartmouth, Burnside, Middle Sackville, Upper Sackville, Lower Sackville, Lakeview, Clayton Park, Cole Harbour, Armdale, and Spryfield. To arrange delivery services online, you'll need to go to the PC Express website and create an account to get started. 

Couryah - Food, groceries, medicine & more available for delivery right to your doorstep in the HRM!

Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Providing a pilot program for grocery delivery from July 1-31, 2021. It is $15 for members. You give them your grocery list, they order it online, pick it up, and deliver it to your door. Call 902.465.5578 ext. 214 to find out more.

Gilbert's Grocery Delivery - delivers groceries to people in and around HRM.  Food preparation, cooking, and baking services are also provided. Call 902.460.8528.

Pete's Frootique - the Halifax and Bedford locations provide shopping and delivery services Monday - Friday. Orders must be called in between 8 am and 12 pm. Call 902.425.5700. You can also email your request to: before 12:00 pm on the day you want the items delivered. In addition to your shopping list, make sure to include your full contact details, desired delivery time, any food allergies, brand preferences, etc. 

Sobeys - The following stores offer grocery delivery but customers must go into the store to do the shopping:
North & Windsor: 902.455.8508. Wednesdays only. Shopping must be done before 4 pm. Delivery happens later in the day/evening.
Mumford Rd: 902.454.7277. Shop between 11 am and 4 pm. Deliveries happen later the same day/evening.

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Health Professionals/Mental Health Services

Allied Therapy - is a private practice serving clients in the HRM. They provide speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, applied behavioural analysis, and therapeutic respite. Appointments with Allied Therapy occur virtually, in your home, or in the community. For therapeutic respite services, the client must also be seeing a Master's level clinician. Speech-language pathology and occupational therapy are offered in the Pictou area as well. Visit their website to find out more.

The Bloom Program - The Bloom Program is a community pharmacy initiative designed to increase and improve mental health and addictions care for Nova Scotians. Anyone with a Nova Scotia Health card who has one or more mental health or addiction diagnoses AND a medication problem that they would like to work on with their pharmacist can participate in this program. There is no cost to you to participate, there is no waitlist, you will receive one-on-one care and patient advocacy from your pharmacist, you will receive access to and information about community mental health and addiction resources, and you will receive help managing medication-related issues. Check to see if there is a participating pharmacy location near you:

Couch of Hope - They provide FREE mental health counseling to individuals, including children ten years of age and up, teens, and adults. They meet with clients in person, via phone, and via video. This flexible delivery opens their services to clients who cannot attend in person due to geography, caregiving responsibilities, work schedules, disability, illness, a lack of reliable or affordable transportation, or personal preference. Call them at 902.707.4414 or email them at to learn more.

Dianna Bradley, RMT - provides massage therapy services in their home clinic and offers a residential mobile service for those who are physically unable to travel to a clinic for this service. This service is being offered for the Dartmouth area and any residences within 30 minutes travel time from Dianna's home-based clinic.

DocChristine Health Consulting and Planning - Dr. Christine Sauer is a retired family physician who specializes in helping clients with chronic and complex health issues plan for their best health and wellness. Phone: 902.222.2742 or email:

Dr. Nina Woulff Psychologist and Associates - Megan Pearson is a psychologist who specializes in helping people with caregiver stress. She has a special interest in assisting older adults who are facing challenges, changes, and difficulties. Contact the office to speak with an experienced, compassionate therapist now. Feeling better begins here. Phone: 902.492.1271 Email:

Flourish Occupational Therapy - Maddie is a private, community-based occupational therapist. She has years of experience working with individuals who live in both independent and supported environments. She is dedicated and passionate about supporting individuals to live safely and happily in their homes and recognizes the major impact caregivers have on the quality of life of the individuals they support. Maddie specializes in home safety assessments as well as caregiver education. She is committed to providing accessible and equitable services to all Nova Scotians and offers discounted hourly wages for those facing financial barriers. Maddie offers services across Nova Scotia. Visit or call Maddie directly at 902.402.4209 for more information. 

Good Grief Halifax - offering counseling services to residents of Nova Scotia. Sessions are conducted by Registered Counselling Therapist Tara Field. 

Greywave Senrio Care Consulting - The people you call when you don’t know what to do about your aging loved one or you are looking for resources and support for yourself as you age.  At Greywave, they understand what services and funding are available through government programs, community resources, and private companies, and will help you connect and arrange for services. Their consultants have more than 70 years of combined experience. Marie-Claire Chartrand is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Elder Mediator and Brenda MacIsaac is a Registered Nurse. They can help save you time, worry, money, and the frustration of trying to navigate care options. They provide peace of mind knowing you have all the information you need to make the best plan for care moving forward for yourself or your loved one. Help starts with one simple Free Discovery Call. 902-448-8439. Email

Healing the Loss Grief Support - Hilary offers compassionate and understanding support in a safe, confidential environment in person or online. You are able to share your loss with someone who has extensive lived experience with many kinds of loss and who "gets it." She may be able to offer a sliding scale to those who cannot afford her services at full cost. She also has a Pay it Forward Program. Learn more about how Hilary can help you through your grief and loss on her website here.

Healthy Minds Cooperative - As a mental health cooperative, they offer a safe space to connect, learn, and grow. They are passionate about helping those who experience barriers from mental health illness and addiction. More than an organization, HMC is a community of people with lived experience in mental health & addictions at all levels. Call them toll-free at 1.855.901.6463 or email them at for more info.

Hear Right Canada - they test your hearing and work with you to select the hearing instruments best suited to meet your needs. They will fit you and provide follow-up support, counseling, and service. They can do warranty work and service on hearing aids whether or not they were purchased through them. Call 902.406.2413 to find out more or to book your free hearing test.

Live Well Physiotherapy - offering physiotherapy and occupational therapy for elders virtually throughout Nova Scotia. Our clinicians have 10+ years of experience serving elders and strive to provide the best possible healthcare experience. They can help with rehab from an injury, surgery, fractures, heart disease, cancer, stroke, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, amputation, concussions, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, vertigo, incontinence, and other health challenges. They make equipment recommendations, provide fall risk and home safety assessments, design personalized exercise programs, and offer caregiver and family education. Contact them at 902.877.6608 or for more information.

Mental Health and Addictions - A website where Nova Scotians can access mental health and addiction support. Explore information, resources, and connect with help 24/7. They also have a helpful reference tool for online help.

Mindful Therapies - a specialized mental health clinic offering evidence-based therapy and psychological assessment services to older adolescents and adults. The therapists at Mindful Therapies listen deeply and provide tools, strategies and new skills to help clients resolve conflicts, make choices, heal, strengthen and reconnect with the people and joy in their lives. Call 902.576.3576 or email for more information.

NovaHope Cancer Coach Nurse - A Cancer Coach Nurse helps you and your family move forward beyond the cancer experience, into a place where you can feel more at ease. The Cancer Coach Nurse offers expertise as an oncology nurse with additional education in psychosocial oncology and health coaching. She also offers the opportunity for you to explore complementary support therapies. In-person appointments in 3 locations - Halifax, Annapolis Royal, Wolfville, home visits, and online. Contact 902.670.4673 or

PACE Wellness - Evelena Beaton is a registered dietician who has worked in long-term care for 17 years. She now has a private practice with a focus on seniors' nutrition, offering nutritional counseling and chair yoga for seniors. She is able to counsel clients virtually in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador. Contact her at 902.802.9944 or for more information.

Peer Support Phone Service - Peer Support Nova Scotia is offering a toll-free non-crisis line that is open to Nova Scotians aged 18+ who are struggling in some areas of their life. Trained peer supporters with lived experience of mental health struggles, substance use, or other life challenges are available to listen and support people who call in with non-urgent issues. The line is open Wednesday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. The toll-free number is 1.800.307.1686.

Physio Care at Home - is a Nova Scotian company committed to providing quality physiotherapy services in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Service available throughout HRM. Call 902.404.4200.

Roy Ellis - Roy is a therapist who provides grief and trauma counseling. He is a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner (CSCP) with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. He provides in-person therapy sessions in Halifax and Dartmouth and virtual sessions via Zoom. He charges $150/hour (HST included). Contact Roy at 902.830.5225 or

Safe at Home Physiotherapy provides convenient Physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home or via secure video call. They complete a thorough assessment after reviewing your medical history and set goals with YOU that work towards achieving what is most important to YOU. They will recommend equipment that will make your life easier and provide a personalized home program to improve pain and promote independence. Acupuncture and other pain-relieving treatments are available at no extra cost. A free 15-minute consult is available. Book online at or by calling 902.809.1793.

Thoughtful Changes - This is a non-profit organization that offers affordable, quickly-accessible counseling services for individuals in Nova Scotia who have financial barriers to accessing mental health supports. Services are provided online by Registered Counselling Therapists or Social Workers who have a Master's degree. Email them at or call them at 902.932.7122 to find out more.

Thrive Occupational Therapy - provides in-home assessments for safety and falls prevention for older adults in HRM, as well as parts of the Northern and Western zones. They can recommend strategies, equipment, and/or adaptations to keep older adults and their caregivers safe at home while maintaining their independence. Additional costs apply for travel. Call 902.943.2621 or email for more information.

Wellness Together Canada - Seniors and caregivers: are you experiencing stress, isolation, and anxiety? You are not alone. Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is just a call or click away, and it offers free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports, available 24/7. If you need someone to talk to, Wellness Together Canada is there for you in over 200 languages and it’s free! For more information on confidential mental health and substance use support, visit or call 1.866.585.0445.

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Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery

Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Offers Meals on Wheels to residents with a fixed address within their delivery area who are able to pay on a monthly basis. Tel: 902.465.5578 x216.

East Dartmouth Mobile Food Market - - Brings fresh, affordable food to Halifax residents with limited access. Orders can be ordered and picked up from three locations:
East Dartmouth Community Centre - Tel: 902.435.6211  /  Port Wallis United Church - Tel: 782.234.1272  /  Dartmouth Seniors Services Centre - Tel: 782.234.1272.

Heart to Home Meals - offers frozen meals delivered right to your door and they can even put them in the freezer for you! Their menu has standard-sized meals, mini versions for smaller appetites, hearty versions for larger appetites, a range of delicious minced or pureed meals as well as meals that have controlled levels of potassium and phosphorus. Call 902.444.2230 for more information or visit their website to order online.

The Lunch Lady - Offers meals to children in school, but has recently branched out to offer service to seniors, corporations, daycares, and people in the community. They offer a great menu selection that follows Canada's Food Guide. Their commercial kitchen is located in Lower Sackville and they offer delivery throughout HRM.

Meals on Wheels Halifax - delivers fresh, nutritious meals to residents who are unable to prepare meals themselves. The delivery area includes Halifax Peninsula, Fairview, Spryfield, and Rockingham. Tel: 902.429.4299

Meals on Wheels Lower Sackville - delivers fresh, nutritious meals to residents who are unable to prepare meals themselves. Delivery area includes Sackville, Bedford, Mt. Uniacke, Waverly, Fall River, Wellington, Windsor Junction, Hammonds Plains, and Beaverbank. Tel: 902.869.6103.

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 902.455.6655 for more information. Please note not all services are offered in all areas.

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Mobile Services

Blood Collection

Lundrigan Blood Collection Service Ltd - Darrell Lundrigan offers compassionate, professional blood and urine collection services at your home, place of work, or residence. He has 35 years of experience and is a vetted member of the Serving Seniors Alliance. Areas served: Halifax, Bedford, Sackville, Dartmouth. Call 902-441-3910 or email:

Medical Pros Health and Analytics -  They have a team of phlebotomists that service HRM. Hours of operation are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm for home collection. You must have a doctor's requisition and a valid MSI card. Tel: 902.229.7767

Cosmetology Services

Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia - a directory of individuals who provide mobile cosmetology services such as hairdressing, esthetics, pedicures, manicures, artificial nails, eyelash extensions, hair removal, make-up, facials, etc. The Cosmetologists on this website are licensed, hold a business permit, and are in good standing with the Cosmetology Association.

Dental Hygiene

Happy Smiles Dental Hygiene - Based in Dartmouth, they aim to provide greater access to dental hygiene care to suit patients' needs, at a more affordable cost. Contact them to arrange a home visit:  902.444.1110 or

Hygiene by Careen - A mobile dental hygiene service right to the doorstep of your home, workplace, long term care facility, or visit our spa-like safe space in Bedford. Call Careen at 902.719.6447 or email her at for more information.

Foot Care

Dr. Michelle Ciach Inc. Foot Care Clinic - provides foot care in their clinic or the client's home (depending on the situation). The client must have a valid health card, but no referral or family physician is necessary to access this service. They maintain communication with the VON and the client's family physician (if applicable).

Harding Medical Foot Care Clinic - Harding Medical has collaborated with Marcienne Mason (RN/Foot Care Provider with a background in critical care nursing) to offer basic and advanced foot care for foot health management in a clinic setting. Contact 902.453.6900 or email to learn more or book your appointment.

Jazz Beckford - a foot care nurse who provides mobile medical foot care services to clients in the HRM area. Services are provided in the privacy of your home. If you are in a hospital or other facility and need foot care services, please call 902.919.1330 or email for more information.

Nova Scotia Foot Care Nurses - a directory of foot care nurses across Nova Scotia.

Paddy Davis, LPN  - private in-home foot care services in Bedford and Sackville. Call 902.448.5657. 

Port City Home Services Foot Care - They have qualified foot care nurses to help you maintain your optimal foot health. They will visit you in your home or you can visit their clinic at 133 Baker Drive. Contact them at 902.407.2815 to learn more.

Simply Feet Foot Care Services - Julia Grimes, RN provides in-home foot care from Cole Harbour through Ship Harbour areas. Contact 902.384.7126 or 

Stridewell Foot Care and Health Services - offers medical foot care to clients in their homes or in a clinic setting. Call or email: 902.579.4291 or

Whynot FOOT CARE - Kevin Whynot, LPN, is an advanced foot care nurse who provides in-home foot care services in Halifax. For more information: 902.266.4177 or

Hair Stylists

Master Stylist Debbie Cassidy provides in-home hair design services in Halifax. Call 902.229.8991 or email for more information.

Hair At Home Mobile Services - Provides mobile hair services to Halifax and surrounding areas. Call 902.220.2620 for more information.

Jennifer's Mobile Hair Services - Serving HRM. Affordable Hair Services in your home or hospital. Master Stylist, experience with many disabilities. Contact: 902.402.0123 or

Tammy MacPhail;  Mobile Hair Services - Tammy has 28 years of experience as a master stylist. She is registered and insured through CANS and offers services to all of HRM. Contact 902.210.9733 or email

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Personal Alert Services/Home Health Equipment

Personal Alert Services

Care Alert Canada - Home of the Smart Dialer. Ideal for those who wish to remain longer in their own home or in a retirement residence. It can be programmed to dial up to 5 contacts, including 911. 

Care Link Advantage - Has over twenty years' experience helping older adults and people with disabilities remain independent by providing them with personal medical alarm pendants and other personal security technology.

Caretrak - A mobile personal response unit with GPS: wireless, Canada-wide coverage, fall detection available. Call 1.855.333.3381 or email

HomeExcept - provides non-intrusive monitoring services. No cameras, no listening, no wearables. Peace of mind for the caregiver, family, and loved ones. Call 902.600.6030 or email:

Lifeline Canada -  Feel more secure both at home or on the go with AutoAlert automatic fall detection technology. To learn more about how Lifeline can help you remain living independently, call 1.800.543.3546.

Medic Alert, Safely Home - When a loved one with dementia or other cognitive impairments goes missing, MedicAlert will help get your family member safely home. This technology ensures critical information about your loved one is available to emergency responders and police through their 24/7 Emergency Hotline.

MedReady - is a programmable medication dispensing device that promotes adherence to daily medication regimens. It contains a tray with individual compartments that can hold up to 28 doses of medication and can accommodate up to four doses of medication a day. MedReady will automatically notify the person when it is time to take their medication at the specified time. Visit to find out more.

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.

Project Lifesaver - a program dedicated to assisting and responding to the challenge to caregivers of finding wandering or bolting loved ones who may suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, Autism or any other special needs requirements. To find out more information or to register call 902.365.3362 or email

RCMP - Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security.

Telus Health Medical Alert System - A personal emergency response system; access to 24/7 emergency support at home or on the go. 

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Home Health Equipment (to purchase or rent)

Atlantic Home Health Care Supplies - have been supplying and installing home health and accessibility equipment in HRM for 35 years. Call 902.462.6222.

Bridgevalley Home Health Care - Toll-free: 1.844.543.8968. Provides home health care, accessibility, mobility, and rehab products throughout mainland Nova Scotia.

Canadian Red Cross - Their Health Equipment Loan Program provides Canadians with short-term loans of health equipment on a donation basis. Services vary based on location. From the Health Equipment Loans area of their website, enter the appropriate information into the "Find Local Services" box, then click "Find Services Near You". 

Curwin Health & Sport - Their daily living aids include ergonomic chairs and desks and anti-fatigue mats. Call 902.423.4244

Embracoris a medical equipment supplier offering a range of mobility and daily living aids. Contact them at: 1.844.632.4225

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.

Lawton's Home HealthCare - To find a Lawton's Home HealthCare department near you, go to This brings you to the Store Locator screen with a map of Lawton's locations. Below the map at the right, click the Services and Departments button and choose "Home HealthCare". The list of stores below the map will be updated to include stores with home healthcare services.  

Moffat's Pharmacy - Provides home health care services at its Dartmouth (Portland St.), Halifax, and Eastern Passage locations. 

Osprey Health Care is focused on providing home health care equipment and supplies to meet a diverse range of needs. Always up-to-date with the most current information on medical supplies, Osprey Health Care is a name you can trust. Locations in both Halifax in Sydney. Contact 902.809.6192.

Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care -  To find a Shopper's Drug Mart Home Health Care service near you, go to This brings you to the Store Locator screen with a map of Shopper's locations. If you have location services enabled, the map may default to stores near your location. If not, type your city or postal code into the Find field. You'll see stores in the scrollable list to the left of the map. Click "Store details" for more information.

Star Medical and Bed Rentals - Offers short-term and long-term rental agreements on wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, walkers and support devices to enable a loved one to recover at home. Serving HRM, Prospect, Enfield, and surrounding areas. Call 902.579.9004 or

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Respite Care

Almost Family Respite and Home Care - private home care, senior care, and respite care tailored to your individual needs, and without the waiting list! They cover HRM, Lunenburg County, and Queens County. Their services include personal care, respite care, meal prep, light cleaning, medication reminders, and transportation for short outings. Call Bailee at 782.234.5170 or email for more information.

Always Home Home Care: Post-operative respite care is available; caregivers are allowed to sleep overnight. $450 for 24 hrs. Call 902.405.4400.

Comfort Keepers Halifax - offers respite care, providing families with the assurance that their loved ones receive exceptional care during their absence. Their services include personal care, respite care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and transportation for short outings. They offer post-operative respite care. Contact or call 902.446.4545.

Lighthouse Respite and Support Services - Male respite worker for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Offering pair/group recreational activities, opportunities for social outings, skill-building, and companionship care. Contact at or call 905.541.9633.

MacKeigan's Guest Home - Four beds available for respite. This small home environment includes personal care, meals, and activities of daily living. They specialize in palliative and dementia care. Located in Lower Sackville. Contact or call 902.252.0037 or 902.579.5440.

Parkwood Home Care - Provides care services to allow family caregivers to spend time away from caregiving responsibilities. Tel: 902.421.9191

Recreational Respite - promotes inclusion, encourages community participation, and nurtures social connectivity for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and mental illness. They provide recreation-based program planning for individuals, which allows the caregiver to access respite time. They also offer virtual services in small groups, one-to-one, and Build It Workshops that aim to provide social connection, independent skill mastery, and recreation exploration for children, youth, and adults. - provides resources regarding respite options for individuals with differing abilities and their families. They have a database of respite workers and of families looking for respite care. They have a respite coordinator for each region of the province who will assist families in developing a respite plan to meet the needs of their children with developmental disabilities. They will also provide families with information on respite services available within the province of Nova Scotia. Visit their website to find out more.

Respite Support - is a unique platform designed to facilitate respite opportunities that empower families and individuals to live their best life. They aim to facilitate successful respite matches that allow and support individuals to live their lives more fully at home, in the community, and beyond.

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Access-A-Bus -  is a shared ride, door-to-door, public transportation service by Metro Transit.

A Bus For Us - Connect to Maritime Bus’ one-trip-in, one-trip-out South Shore/Halifax 4 days per week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday) using local services like VON “ON the Move”, Queens Transit, Bridgewater Senior Wheels, Bridgewater Transit & Chester Community Wheels. Schedules can change, please check to ensure times, etc., are up-to-date. The listed pricing includes all fees and taxes. For more info visit or call 1.800.575.1807.

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.  

Dartmouth Seniors Service Centre - Transport Care Program offers warm and friendly door-to-door service. Trip fee based on distance traveled. Call 902.465.5578 ext. 213 to book. 

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. Offers transportation in the Fall River area. 

Extra Care Taxi - HRM Council has partnered with Senior's Transit to create Extra Care Taxi. This new service will be available to everyone but will give priority to those who need assistance to and from their door to the cab, assistance to their doctor's office, and/or wheelchair transport. This taxi service costs the same as any metered taxi service in Metro, but offers so much more! There is no additional charge if a caregiver or loved one accompanies the individual. All of the drivers are compassionate, trained drivers and have clear criminal record checks and vulnerable sector checks.

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 centers.

Need a Lift Transportation Services Inc. - provides accessible transportation services for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and HRM. Call for information or to arrange a pick-up: 902.222.LIFT (5438).

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:

SeniorsTransit - provides compassionate, safe, and reliable transportation in HRM and surrounding areas. They offer three transport options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tel: 902.441.4537 

Terry Morier's Accessible Taxi Service - operates throughout Nova Scotia and other areas by request. His vehicle has a child seat and boosters. Contact Terry at: 902.476.1838 or

TJ's Van and Carpool Services, Inc. - Provides province-wide transportation services including to and from medical appointments, the airport, package delivery, and more. Call 902.402.1555 or email

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers transportation services in addition to other community