Life Partners in Long-Term Care Act proclaimed in N.S., takes effect March 1

Domain: Care
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Nova Scotia
Tags:Care, Seniors

The Life Partners in Long-Term Care Act has now been proclaimed in Nova Scotia and will take effect March 1. The act will allow spouses, common-law and domestic partners to be placed together at the highest care level required. For example, if one spouse requires nursing-home care and one requires residential care, the couple would be placed in a nursing home. Government will also ensure this right applies to life partners of Veterans who reside in facilities where Veterans’ units are located.

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