Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) is a process that creates time and space for frail, older people to make complex health care decisions.
Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association, (902) 893-5554 Ext. 2308.
Special Patient Program: EMS palliative care at home
Community Care: 1-800-225-7225
- Disability support: http://novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities/index.html
- Continuing care: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/
- Home care: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/home-care.asp
- Long term care: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/long-term-care.asp
Support for funeral costs from Community Services
Veterans benefits: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/financial/funeral-burial
Pro bono wills at Dalhousie: Dalhousie Wills Project
Help for caregivers: www.CaregiversNS.org
The Sunshine Room is a space that offers complementary therapy to cancer patients and compassionate support for affected loved ones.
Six basic facts about the CPP Death Benefit
- The deceased had to have paid into CPP for at least 10 years since 1966
- The maximum one-time benefit is currently $2,500
- The CPP Death Benefit is taxable
- The CPP Death Benefit is not paid to the funeral home by the government; it is paid to the estate of the CPP contributor
- Application for the Death Benefit can only be made at the time of death, not prior
- Average wait time to receive the Death Benefit payment: 20 weeks or more