Nova Scotia's active adult living communities offer one of Canada’s most popular styles of living for individuals 55 or older. Retirement homes in Canada’s maritime provinces offer fresh sea air, low housing costs and beautiful ocean scenery. Enjoy an ocean view, bonfires on the beach, luxurious golf courses, fresh seafood and the natural serenity of the rolling hills and beautiful forests that make Nova Scotia such a picturesque place for active adults to retire.
For seniors who are still in good physical and cognitive health, but need light assistance with tasks like transportation and meals, Nova Scotia offers a number of independent and assisted living communities that have on-site assistance and sometimes even access to medical staff.
Some seniors may be more interested in remaining at home through the assistance of home care agencies for as long as possible. When remaining at home is no longer an option, even with the help of home care, many seniors in Nova Scotia consider long-term care residences.
The first step to finding the right fit for your retirement living is identifying your own needs and wants, and then conducting a search of the retirement communities and home care options listed here to find the right match.
Costs vary greatly from one retirement community to the next, and home care costs also vary depending on the level of care required. Read Retirement Costs in Atlantic Canada to learn more about the costs of retirement living in Nova Scotia.
It's important to check with the community or home care service you are interested in to find out the specific costs, what is included in those costs, and then to ensure that your choice works within your budget.