Aging in grace

Aging in grace

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Above: Harding Medical recently celebrated the opening of their Dartmouth location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, joined by representatives from local government, the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. (Image Credit: Candice Ross Photography)

Pause for a moment and consider this: older Canadians represent the fastest-growing segment of our population—their numbers will double over the next decade. By 2035, one in four Canadians will be older than 65 years old, and our life expectancies are longer.

The concept of “Aging in Place” has gained prominence as a preferred option for seniors seeking to maintain their independence and quality of life. Aging in Place refers to the ability of older adults to live in their own homes safely and comfortably as they age. This approach contrasts with the traditional notion of moving to assisted living facilities or nursing homes, emphasizing the importance of creating supportive environments that enable seniors to age gracefully at home.

Trends in home healthcare

National and provincial governments are committing to more investments in homecare funding. With this shift in funding, there will be a greater reliance on an individual’s home as the environment where care will be delivered. The Government of Nova Scotia’s pilot program, the Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders Program, was launched in December 2023 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The program will help seniors in the Preston area, Kings County, and on the Halifax peninsula live more independently in their homes. You can learn more about the program at

Collaboration: A crucial role

Collaboration plays a crucial role in various aspects of personal, professional, and societal development. It often extends beyond individual benefits to positively impact communities and society.

For almost 40 years, Harding Medical has been assisting people by providing medical devices to enhance their homes to maintain their independence. Over the past several years, Harding noticed the growing need and urgency to provide more services that were outside their professional limits and considered how they could support their clients and the community at large. In 2020, Harding Medical connected with Payzant Home Hardware and built a relationship to accommodate this growing need for more involved home modifications. From the onset, this collaboration proved to be a success. However, they believed there was a missing link—this is when the final piece of the puzzle fit. In the summer of 2022, Harding Medical, Payzant Home Installs, and Bayshore Home Health created a collaboration to provide medical devices, home modifications, and nursing care all easily arranged with a simple phone call. Combined, these three businesses can support you from start to finish with your aging in place needs.

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