The Continuing Care Association of Nova Scotia (CCANS) is a member-driven, provincial not-for-profit organization composed of Continuing Care service providers. Our members work to address the needs of those in our society who need help and support with the tasks of daily living. The association's main goal is to bring quality of life to the residents and clients served by member organizations.
Member organizations serve clients such as persons with physical or intellectual disabilities, the elderly, and those with mental health difficulties. Member organizations may be facilities which offer residential care or organizations offering support services. There are over 50 members, all from the Continuing Care sector.
The organization's main vision is to encourage quality of living for those residents and clients, which the member organizations serve.
This is achieved by:
Presently, the Continuing Care Association of Nova Scotia represents the following types of Special Care Programs:
- Sharing information;
- Establishing service standards and working to encourage their adoption by government;
- Educating and involving the public in the creation of quality care for our members' clients;
- Providing education on appropriate areas to staff at all levels;
- Lobbying government and working with government for improved conditions within the continuing care sector;
- Networking within the membership;
- Working with other organizations with similar objectives to achieve our primary goal;
- Supporting organizations that advocate for our clients, such as, the Alzheimer's Society, Canadian Mental Health Association etc.
- Nursing homes
- Homes for the Aged
- Residential Care Facilities
- Adult Residential Centres
- Group Homes and Developmental Residences
- Small Options
- Supervised Apartments
- Home Support Organizations
These special care programs provide nursing care, personal care, supervisory and shelter needs for senior Nova Scotians as well as other individuals who are unable to live independently in their own home. Our facilities provide these services with respect for the individual resident's personal dignity by recognizing each person's rights and distinct psychological, physical, and spiritual needs. All of our Association member facilities are licensed and or approved by the Department of Community Services or Department of Health, and must maintain the standards of the Association to retain their membership.