The Life Partners in Care Act came into effect in Nova Scotia on March 1, 2021. It ensures eligible spouses, common law partners and domestic partners (Life Partners) can be placed together in licensed long-term care communities at the highest care level required.

We are grateful for this new legislation which keeps families together and helps us deliver on our own Philosophy of Service that sees residents choose how they would like to live their lives and have their choices reflected in the service and care they receive.

The process for entry into a long term care community remains the same and this now includes assessment for a life partner. For more information, the Department of Health and Wellness has provided a Frequently Asked Questions document.

Learn more about Shannex long term care communities in Nova Scotia.