The second Thursday of June is #LTC Proud Day annually in Nova Scotia. This year this falls on June 13 and our theme is A Special  Calling.  It is a day to celebrate those working in long term care and to thank them for making this vital sector their chosen career. In fact, LTC is more than a career- it is truly a calling because that is what it means to work in LTC. It is a day to officially celebrate the expertise, dedication, meaningful relationships, moments of joy, affection and care delivered by staff every day in nursing homes throughout this province. READ MORE

Together, we build solutions for the timely advancement of excellence and innovation in nursing homes in Nova Scotia


We acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This land is governed by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’Kma’ki People who have occupied this land for over 12,000 years; past, present, and future.  We also recognize the 400+ year history of communities of African descent and the 50 African Nova Scotian communities throughout the region today.


“NHNSA is responsive and forward-thinking. Throughout the pandemic, the timely support we received and the advocacy on behalf of the long-term care sector was immeasurable. Each immerging issue within the sector was met with a proactive and strategic approach that continuously guides us through the new era of long-term care. Dykeland Lodge is honoured to be part of a progressive Association.”

-- Krista Beeler, Administrator, Dykeland Lodge, Windsor NS


The Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association is very pleased to announce Complete Purchasing Services as our 2024 Title Sponsor

“Complete Purchasing Services is pleased to be the NHNSA’s Title Sponsor once again,” comments Vanessa Yurchesyn, CPS Account Manager. “As a trusted partner, the Association and sector can count on CPS to be on the journey with you in exploring solutions to ensure the highest standards of care for nursing homes in our province. Our values are aligned with yours, and we are committed to supporting your progressive work now and in the future.”

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Pilot Program to Educate More CCAs, More Quickly

A new continuing care assistant (CCA) program will be tested this year with the goal of improving training and getting more CCAs delivering quality care sooner. A six-month training program with updated curriculum that better reflects the complex care needs of older Nova Scotians will be piloted in April, with a second class in the fall. The current average length of CCA training is eight months.

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“Complete Purchasing Service’s partnership and corporate membership with the NHNSA provides us the opportunity to directly engage with the industry’s leaders and decisions makers at the various events offered throughout the year. We gain further insight into the challenges they face, so we can deliver meaningful solutions.”

-- Angelo Colalillo, Vice President, Eastern CanadaComplete Purchasing Services and QUASEP