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
- Food Banks
- Meal Programs/Prepared Meal Delivery
- Mobile Services
- Personal Safety Devices/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. You may want to consult this list of potential questions to ask home care providers before hiring any agencies or private individuals.
Please contact the provider directly for details about rates, hours of operation, or to discuss specific requirements.
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. have published a helpful guide called: The 50-50 Rule: Helping Siblings Overcome Conflict While Caring for Aging Parents
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. Tel: 902.209.1813
Nightingale Nursing Services - Provides services for personal care and home support in HRM. Tel: 902.465.9777
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. 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, and more. Tel: 902.817.9000.
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.
Powers Senior Home Care - Their home care nurses and staff help people live safely at home with expert and responsive care for residents of Bedford and metro Halifax. Tel: 902.832.9158
RJF Healthcare - Provides safe and affordable health care services in HRM. Tel: 902.425.4031
Scotia Care - A BBB accredited organization, Scotia Care helps seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Serving Dartmouth, Halifax, Metro and the Eastern Shore. Tel: 902.405.8331
Scotia Personnel - Province-wide referrals of private home care providers or housekeepers. 24-hr care is available. Call them at 902.422.1455
Shannex Care At Home - is BBB accredited and provides services in HRM such as one-on-one assistance in the comfort of your home. Call toll-free 1.888.543.1727 or 902.453.1727.
We Care - Provides companion services, homemaking, personal care, hospital-sitting and family support at home and in facilities. Services available 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week. For more information: 902.454.2571
Cindy Marie Meade: Home Care & Foot Care - Cindy provides home care and foot care services as well as help with meal planning, errands, housekeeping and travel to appointments. Cindy is available 24/7. She's based in Sydney but travels throughout the province. Contact her: 902.549.0479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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. Please note: Elizabeth services 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In Halifax, Joanne Noye of Essential Dental Hygiene Services: 902.225.6340 or email: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grocery Delivery Services
GroPro - A member of Serving Seniors Alliance, they are a locally-owned grocery delivery company that delivers groceries to your door. Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. 902.441.7041 or email@example.com
i ALWAYS deliver - provides grocery and other delivery services throughout HRM, especially for the elderly and disabled. Contact them for more about rates and discuss your needs. 902.718.7068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In Halifax, Master Stylist Debbie Cassidy provides in-home hair design services. Call 902.229.8991 or email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 Safety Devices/Home Health Equipment
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.
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.
Harding Medical - strives to offer you innovative rehab and home healthcare solutions to ensure you are safe and independent in your home and beyond. They have a wide selection of bariatric and home medical equipment to rent. Contact them: 1.800.565.1680
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.
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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Carna Gray - has 18+ years working in healthcare support in private care, agencies, and small option housing/respite homes. She provides respite services in Halifax, Annapolis Valley, and South Shore areas. She can be contacted 902.955.7744.
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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).
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: 902.210.2269.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.