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VON Antigonish
133 Church Street, Suite 6
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2E3
Ph: 902 863-5700
Fax: 902 863-0992
Website: www.von.ca
Service: The VON provides a variety of services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to all age groups. Services offered are based on individual and community needs, and include home visiting/nursing care, seniors home check-in, dial-A-Ride transportation assistance and the Meals on Wheels/Frozen Food program.
Areas Served: All of Antigonish County. Antigonish Town and County, Port Hawkesbury (Wellness Clinic).

VON Pictou County
Carol Curley, District Executive Director
91 Lawrence Blvd, Unit G1
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
Ph: 902-752-3184 or 1-866-540-2359
Email: carol.curley@von.ca
Areas Served: All of Pictou County including New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, Pictou, Trenton, Hopewell, Lismore, Pictou Landing, River John, Scotsburn, Thorburn, West Branch, Salt Springs.

Hospital in the Home, St. Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street
Antigonish , NS, B2G 2G5
Ph: 902 867-4478
Fax: 902 867-4428
Service: Hospital in the Home is an acute home hospitalization service. It enables patients to be treated in the comfort of their homes receiving services which are generally offered in the hospital setting including medical supervision, professional nursing visits, laboratory services and required medical supports/supplies.

Antigonish & Area Homemakers
Antigonish Mall Business Centre, Unit 1
133 Church Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2E3
Ph: 902 863-8181
Fax: 902 863-8069
Contact: Lynnette Allan
Service: Assistance to people living independently but in need of support. Services include personal care, light housekeeping, respite for informal caregivers and meals.
(There is a fee for this service depending on the assessment of service needs.)

Nova Scotia Department of Community Care
New Glasgow District Office
161 Terra Cotta Drive
New Glasgow, NS, B2H 6B6
General Inquiries: Ph. 902-755-7363 | Fax. 902-755-3631
Child Welfare Services: Ph. 902-755-5950 | Fax 902-755-7367

Antigonish District Office
229 Main Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C1
General Inquiries & Child Welfare Services: Ph. 902-863-3213 | Fax. 902-863-7549

Service: Provides a range of services to individuals including Home Care Services, long term care placement to nursing homes, residential care facilities or small options homes licensed by the Department of Health. also provides nursing, home and family support and oxygen.

Canadian Red Cross Healthcare Equipment Loan Program
Antigonish 902 863-8222

Caregivers NovaScotia
3433 Dutch Village Road, Suite 2,
Halifax, NS B3N 2S7
Ph: 902.421.7390 | Toll Free: 1.877.488.7390 | Fax: 902.421.7338
Email: Info@CaregiversNS.org
Website: www.caregiversns.org

  • toll-free phone lines, peer support groups, and workshops
  • access to "Where to Begin" guide and "Caregiver Handbook"
  • An extensive list and explanation of many government and other organizations' programs and services
  • A full listing of Adult Day Programs across the province
  • Hospice Palliative Care resources including Grief and Bereavement
Services: A non-profit organization focused on family caregivers in the province.

Canadian Caregiving Coalition
Website: http://www.ccc-ccan.ca/
The national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers. A bilingual, not-for-profit organization made up of caregivers, caregiver support groups, national stakeholder organizations and researchers.

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
Phone: 1-800-206-7218