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Continuing Care - Protection of Persons in Care Act

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)

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Service Description

Protects patients or residents 16 years of age and older receiving treatment in hospitals or living in residential care facilities, nursing homes or homes for the aged or disabled persons under the Homes for Special Care Act, group homes or residential centres under the Children and Family Services Act and approved and funded small-option homes under Department of Community Services and community-based options under the Department of Health and Wellness.

The Act makes it mandatory for service providers or administrators of health facilities under the Act to promptly report all allegations of abuse or instances of abuse.  Anyone else may report abuse under this Act.

Site Description

Provides access to the following services across Nova Scotia: Adult Protection Services * Homecare * Home Oxygen * Long Term Care Facilities * Facility-Based Respite Care * Self-Managed Care * Caregiver Benefit * Personal Alert Assistance Program * Supportive Care Program * Protection of Persons in Care Act * Aboriginal Continuing Care * Specialized Equipment Program * Medication Dispenser Assistive Technology * HELP - Bed Loan Program * Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program


Ages 16 years and older

Continuing Care Program (aka Continuing Care Services)

Site Info

Within Nova Scotia


Site Hours:


8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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Application Process:
This legislation requires that you report all allegations of abuse or instances of abuse by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-225-7225. If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, call 911.If you are calling from outside Nova Scotia about someone who lives in a community serviced by one of the province’s nine District Health Authorities, please call the appropriate number below:Annapolis Valley Health: 902-742-0629 (Coverage Area: Kings County * Annapolis County)Cape Breton District Health Authority: 902-563-3695 (Coverage Area: Cape Breton Regional Municipality * Victoria County * Central and Northern Inverness County)Capital District Health Authority: 902-487-0640 (Coverage Area: Halifax Regional Municipality * West Hants)Colchester East Hants Health Authority: 902-893-6277 (Coverage Area: Colchester County * East Hants)Cumberland Health Authority: 902-893-6277 (Coverage Area: Cumberland County)Guysborough Antigonish Straight Health Authority: 902-563-3695 (Coverage Area: Antigonish County * Guysborough County * Richmond County * Southern Inverness County)Pictou County Health Authority: 902-893-6277 (Coverage Area: Pictou County)South Shore District Health Authority: 902-742-0629 (Coverage Area: Lunenburg County * Queens County)South West Health: 902-742-0629 (Coverage Area: Digby County * Shelburne County or Yarmouth County)

No fees

English * French speaking care coordinators are available in certain areas of the province

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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