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Planning Ahead & Staying Independent

Planning ahead can signify taking a variety of steps to ensure proper care for you/your loved one. Whether you are looking for information about receiving care in your home in the community, retirement home or long-term care home, the following links may assist you along your journey into future planning:

Other Online Resources


Legal Planning & Rights

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) - 1-416-598-2656
Bill of Rights for People Living in Long-Term Care in Ontario
Justice Ontario
Legal Rights in Ontario
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
Power of Attorney for Personal Care


Care Planning & Social Assistance

Advanced Care Planning
Community Care Access Centre
Elder Abuse Ontario Seniors Safety Line - 1-866-299-1011
Income Assistance for Seniors - 1-800-277-9914
Ontario Disability Support Program
Ontario Drug Benefit Program
Telehealth Ontario - 1-866-797-0000
Understanding Ontario’s Drug Programs