Houston, PCs helping seniors at home with $500 grant

A Tim Houston PC Government will make life easier for seniors who want to stay in their homes. In addition to building 2,500 additional long-term care beds, a PC government will establish a $500 Seniors’ Care Grant for help with household services for any senior who lives independently, provided:

  • The property or lease is in their name;
  • They are 65 years of age or over; and
  • They have an annual income of $37,500 or less.

“More than anything, the most common feedback from seniors is that they want to remain in their homes as long as possible,” said Tim Houston, PC Leader. “Unfortunately, as many become more frail and unable to perform some household tasks, their ability to maintain their homes can become increasingly difficult.”

Any eligible senior may apply online or by phone, annually. The applicant would submit a request - up to $500 - for expected expenses.

“The Seniors’ Care Grant will make life easier and more affordable for more seniors to stay in their homes longer,” said Barbara Adams, PC candidate for Eastern Passage. “The grant can be used toward things like snow removal, home repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery or any number of things that can become more challenging as we age.”

While the Rankin Liberals have committed to balancing the budget on the backs of seniors and our healthcare system, Tim Houston and the PC’s have published a comprehensive, fully costed platform that includes historic investments for long-term care, primary care, and universal mental health care.

“Whether Iain Rankin wants to admit it or not, our healthcare system is in worse shape than it’s ever been,” said Houston. “It’s evident in any one of the number of heartbreaking stories that the media report on and that I hear talking to Nova Scotians every single day. The bill is already on the table, but only the PC’s are willing to make the necessary investments with a fully costed platform that will deliver solutions for Nova Scotians.