The Department of Health announced today that eight nursing homes around the province will be switching a total of 44 beds to provide respite care.
The province says in a news release that the beds will be switched as they become available.
The respite beds are available to seniors who receive a high level of care at home.
Seniors can move into them for up to 60 days a year at a cost of $33 a day, giving caregivers a break.
The nursing home beds that will be converted to respite beds are in Yarmouth, Middleton, Brookfield, Springhill, New Glasgow, Sydney and two Halifax locations.
(The Canadian Press)