Seniors housing is an affordable option for low-income Nova Scotians over the age of 58. This type of housing is geared toward individuals in need of age-friendly housing and who have low or no care needs. The units are like any regular apartment and can be rented through Regional Housing Authorities across the province.
Units are private and include the basics like a fridge and stove, heat, and hot water. The rent is based on annual income and the length of time the resident has lived in the community where the apartment is. Home care support isn’t provided through this kind of seniors housing but it can be accessed through Continuing Care.
Enriched Seniors Housing
The Enriched Seniors Housing program is meant for lower-income seniors who have some care needs. It’s available through the Regional Housing Authority in your area. Enriched housing can be ideal for people who are able to live independently in their own apartment but would benefit from some assistance. This assistance can include housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, help with medication, or nursing care. Enriched housing units are connected to nursing homes, making care services easy to access. Residents can hire a care worker on an as-needed, fee-for-service basis.
This program is not available in all areas of the province. Each housing unit is unique, and the types of services offered and costs for additional services may differ.
To find out if this program is offered in your area, or for more information on how to access this program and the tenant selection process, please contact the Regional Housing Authority nearest you.