Letter indicates N.S. seniors still being asked for nursing home deposits - Published Wednesday November 24th, 2010

 HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's health minister said Wednesday her department sent letters by mistake to thousands of people, telling them they may have to pay security deposits to nursing homes.
Maureen MacDonald said the letters were sent to people already living in long-term care facilities.
The letter was tabled in the legislature by the Liberals.

The government announced last February that it had fulfilled a campaign promise to eliminate security deposits for long-term care facilities.

The letter, dated Sept. 27, informs nursing home residents of an increase in the income-based daily accommodation charge from $94.75 to $96.