Adult Day programs provide personal assistance, supervision, and health, social, and recreational activities in a supportive group setting. The programs can also be used to provide respite care, training, and informal support to family caregivers. Adult Day programs are run by independent organizations, and there may be a daily fee charged by the provider.
For more information about Adult Day programs, visit the Caregivers Nova Scotia website, call Caregivers Nova Scotia at 902-421-7390 or call 211.
The Addictions Day Treatment Program is a two-week program for individuals that require a more intensive and daily treatment option.
Individuals may benefit from this type of program if they recently left an inpatient treatment program (i.e. detox) or need more help making changes to their substance use and/or gambling after trying other community based treatment methods.
The program includes:
Community-Based Services work with individuals that are having problems with reducing or stopping their use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or gambling. This service is available for adults’ age 19 years or older.
- Individual (one-on-one) Treatment
- Group Treatment
- Skill Based Workshops
- Intensive 2 Week Treatment Programs
- Assessment for Inpatient Treatment (detox) and Opioid Treatment Program.
Services are also available for families who are dealing with a loved one’s addiction.
Crossroads is a Clubhouse program for individuals living with mental illness. It is a place where people feel valued and needed through work and social opportunity. Members attend the club to work together to help build more meaningful and satisfying lives. Crossroads has been certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD).
The consultations and assessment services are for individuals living with an intellectual disability in combination with mental illness.
The Community Support Teams for Adults supports individuals living with persistent mental illness to develop and maintain a safe, satisfying quality of life in the community. In many instances, mental illness has had a major impact on aspects of clients’ lives, such as housing, employment, social supports, finances and daily living skills. The Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery guide the teams’ work. These principles emphasize hope, recovery, empowerment, and supportive recovery.
Community Mental Health and Addictions includes a team of mental health and addictions professionals who provide services on an outpatient basis. The team provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and outreach services that can help people to manage mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders. The team works with individuals, families, community organizations, family physicians and others. Treatment may include individual or group therapy.
The Depot clinic is a wide-ranging nursing service for adults 19 years and older diagnosed with a mental illness. To qualify, the client must be followed by a NSHA Psychiatrist and have been started on a depot neuroleptic (long-acting injection) treatment. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) will also discuss any of the client’s current mental health or medication concerns and monitor their symptoms and overall wellness. The client’s health status and concerns are then shared with the other treatment team members and the client’s support circle (i.e.
The Beacon Program a long-term residential program for young adults ages 18 to 35 who are living with mental illness and want to make changes in their lives. People who come to the program typically stay about six months.
The Beacon House is located in Kentville, and is available to people from anywhere in the province. While here clients gain information and skills to help them in their recovery journeys.
The Beacon Program offers hope, support and empowerment.
Health Psychology offers psychological interventions for those with chronic and acute health conditions. The main focus is on the patient's mental and emotional reaction to an illness or their recovery from an illness.