Easing Restrictions for Long-Term Care Residents

Nova Scotians from one end of the province to the other have been nothing short of incredible when it comes to our collective fight against COVID-19. The steps we have taken to keep each other safe and healthy have been hardest on our seniors and long-term care residents and their families. That’s why, with low case numbers, our government announced further easing of some restrictions that have been in place, both in long-term care and with respect to programming for seniors and adults living with disabilities.

We know Nova Scotians need the connections with family and their communities for their physical and mental well-being – as a result, residents can now leave for medical appointments accompanied by family members and the cap on the number of people a resident can identify to visit indoors has been lifted. As well, community-based adult day programs can resume. These programs are operated by independent community organizations and offer activities such as music, painting, exercise, crafts and games.