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. Click any of the category names to jump to that section.
- Home Care Providers
- Companion/Personal Support/Errands
- Downsizing/Decluttering/House Cleaning
- Grocery Delivery/Shopping Services
- Food Banks
- Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
- Mobile Services
- Personal Alert Services/Home Health Equipment
- Respite Care
- Other Support Services
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
Always Home Homecare - Providing long-term senior home care and home-based health care to residents of HRM, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville, Nova Scotia.
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.
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
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
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
Northwood Home Care - Offers caring and professional home care services.
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 1.888.988.5880.
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, companionship, transportation, live-in services, and more. 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.
Scotia Care - A BBB accredited organization, Scotia Care helps seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. In-home respite provided, including overnight. Serving HRM. Call 902.405.8331 to discuss your needs.
Comforting Companions - specializes in helping families and those they love, who are living within the Nursing Home or Assisted Living environment. Like a friend of the family, Comforting Companion care providers will visit your loved one on your behalf. They make a difference, one family at a time.
Out & About Mobility - provides 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. 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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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: 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
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 instacart website, enter your postal code, and create an account to get started.
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.
Gro Pro - is a locally owned and operated full-service grocery delivery company, and a member of Serving Seniors Alliance. They serve all of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Call 902.441.7041.
Pete's Frootique - the Halifax and Bedford locations provide shopping and delivery services Monday - Friday. Orders must be called in between 8am and 12pm. Call 902.425.5700. You can also email your request to: email@example.com 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 4pm. Delivery happens later in the day/evening.
Mumford Rd: 902.454.7277. Shop between 11am and 4pm. Deliveries happen later the same day / evening.
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.
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 Lwr 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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In Halifax, Elizabeth Mills, Medical Laboratory Technologist. She offers safe, convenient collection in your home or workplace. Call 902.431.2830. Service area: Halifax only (not including Bedford or Dartmouth).
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 experience and is a vetted member of Serving Seniors Alliance. Areas served: Halifax, Bedford, Sackville, Dartmouth. Call 902-441-3910 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
House Call Hygienist - is a mobile hygiene dental service that offers its services in your setting of choice: home, office, long-term care and assisted living residences. Call 902.406.1919.
Ocean View Foot Care Service - Ocean View Continuing Care Centre provides foot care services by fully qualified foot care nurses. Day and evening appointments available within the HRM. Contact: 902.465.6020 for more info or to schedule an appointment.
Stridewell Foot Care and Health Services - offers medical foot care to clients in their home or in a clinic setting. Call or email: 902.579.4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
In Halifax, Master Stylist Debbie Cassidy provides in-home hair design services. Call 902.229.8991 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cribcut.com - Provides haircuts in the comfort of your own home. They also provide retirement home and hospital hair care services in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford. Call 902.593.0199 to book an appointment.
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 email@example.com
Seniors Mobile HairCare - Master Stylist Liz Thompson and her team of professionals offer mobile hair care services to clients in the convenience of their own homes. Providing services to HRM. Call 902.401.4762 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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: care@HomeEXCEPT.com
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.
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.
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
Embracor - is 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 lawtons.ca/stores. 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.
Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care - To find a Shopper's Drug Mart Home Health Care service near you, go to https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/store-locator. 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.
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Always Home Home Care: Post-Operative respite care available; caregivers allowed to sleep overnight. $450 for 24 hrs. Call 902.405.4400.
Access-A-Bus - is a shared ride, door-to-door, public transportation service by Metro Transit.
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.
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: email@example.com
SeniorsTransit - provides compassionate, safe and reliable transportation in HRM and surrounding areas. They offer three transport options 24hrs 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 the capacity to hold two wheelchairs and has a child seat and boosters. Contact Terry at: 902.476.1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - offers transportation services in addition to other community-based support. They are located throughout Nova Scotia. Please visit their website or call 1.866.540.2356 to find out what services are offered in your area.
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
There 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.
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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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
GREYWAVE Senior Care Consulting - The consultants at GREYWAVE aim to help you remain safely and comfortably at home for as long as you wish. They will develop a personalized plan and make those first, crucial connections between you and the service providers you need. Contact them for a free 30-minute consultation. 902.448.8439
Northwood Get Connected (formerly Northwood Telecare) - This is a free service in which Northwood volunteers provide social calls to older adults living in communities throughout the HRM. Please contact 902.421.6387 for more information.
Pick Empowerment: Interactive workshops, one-on-one mentoring, social and emotional intelligence assessments and coaching packages are offered. Contact Charlene Pickrem at: 902.222.5996.
Vital Signs - Nursing Consulting - Provides health assessments for seniors at home and gives caregivers and families peace of mind, near or far. Call 902.221.0243 or email: email@example.com
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