An innovative and independent residential option for people living with a variety of disabilities.

Through this small options program, caregivers (and their families) are contracted by Home Living to look after one to three people with mental, physical, or emotional challenges. These caregivers care for individuals in duplex units managed by New Dawn Enterprises at Pine Tree Park Estates, a decommissioned military base on the outskirts of Sydney.

Home Living Limited was established by New Dawn in 1991 when it refurbished a number of duplex units, each accommodating three tenants on one side and their care-giving family on the other. Each tenant has his or her own bedroom which they personally furnish and decorate. The caregiver has both interior and exterior access to the tenant unit and is able to keep constant contact through a monitor.

Home Living provides individuals living with disabilities the security of 24-hour care that includes meal preparation and house keeping as well as attention to health and personal needs by a caregiver trained in CPR and personal care.

A home environment, a family atmosphere, and a sense of independence and freedom, together with affordability, make Home Living especially appealing. In partnership with the NS Department of Community Services, this program represents a significant departure from traditional institutional care.

Home Living Ltd. was profiled as part of an article “Celebrating Canadians who are Making a Difference in their own Communities.”

Additional features of the Home Living program at Pine Tree Park Estates include:

  • All utilities, including cable television
  • Transportation to and from doctor appointments
  • Around-the-clock security and safety
  • Planned social and recreational activities
  • Easy access to public transit

For more information contact us using the form below or:

Linda MacDougall
Administrator, Guest Home and Home Living

E-mail: lindam@newdawn.ca
Phone: (902) 539-2221
Fax: (902) 564-8309

Home Living Limited
50 Military Road
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1N 3K6