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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Dementia is the loss of intellectual functions, such as thinking, remembering and reasoning, of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a group of symptoms that may accompany ...
Geriatric Services (Aging Related Health Care)
Geriatric services provide health care specifically related to aging, in particular the frail elderly who have multiple health problems or who have difficulty managing on their own.
Long-Term Care Homes
Long-Term Care Homes are subsidized facilities providing nursing and personal care to individuals who are no longer able to live independently. Many long-term care homes also offer short term respite care. Long-term care homes are also known as Homes ...
Mental Health for Seniors
Mental Health programs for seniors provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital-based settings to help achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills ...
Residential Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Residential care offers medical and personal care for adults who can no longer be cared for at home. Respite care may also be available at these locations.
Adult Day Programs
Adult day programs (ADP) provide part-of-the-day supervised programming in a group setting for dependent adults, such as the frail elderly, individuals with Alzheimer’s, or individuals with disabilities. Services may include leisure activities, meals ...
Care for the Caregiver
A caregiver is someone who looks after a sick, frail or disabled relative, friend or neighbour. Supportive programs are available to help caregivers cope with their responsibilities and may include self-help, informal counselling, recreation and ...
Respite Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Temporary, substitute living arrangements or in-home care for seniors with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia whose caregiver needs a brief period of relief or rest.
Respite Care for Seniors
Respite care offers temporary, substitute living arrangements or special care in the home for seniors in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest (usually more than twenty-four hours) for the family members, guardians or other people who are ...
Diet, Nutrition and Weight Control
Diet, nutrition and weight control programs evaluate an individual's nutritional history and dietary intake to develop a plan which ensures that the person's nutritional needs are met. Weight control programs may also help individuals who have an ...
Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs
Group exercises and falls prevention classes help seniors and people with disabilities living in the community stay healthy and active. Classes are publicly-funded and held at various community locations.
Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for Seniors
These services offer various exercise programs designed specifically for seniors; social and recreational opportunities, such as crafts, cards, educational lectures, outings, etc.
These programs distribute information and/or provide education to promote healthy aging. Seniors are encouraged to understand how their lifestyle affects their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total ...
Mental Health Promotion
Good Mental Health has a major positive impact on your overall well-being. These organizations offer a variety of programs that promote and maintain healthy minds. Programs aim at developing self-esteem, helping overcome mental health adversity such ...
Safety and Injury Prevention
Personal safety and injury prevention are essential components of healthy living whether at home, school, at work or while participating in leisure activities. Resources exist in the community, schools and in the workplace that address threats to ...
These centres offer educational, recreational and social programs for seniors. Activities can include cards, crafts, day trips, fitness programs and guest speakers.
Help at Home
Community Care Access Centres
In collaboration with family health care providers, hospitals and other health care partners, Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) help Ontarians of all ages to access and navigate the health care services they need, when and where they need them. ...
Friendly visiting programs provide friendship and shared activities, usually by volunteers, for individuals who feel socially isolated, or have a medical condition or disease for whom companionship offers additional emotional and practical support.
Home Help and Homemaking
Home help, housekeeping and homemaking services help people to live independently in their own homes by assisting with routine household. They offer the services of domestic workers and/or volunteers who provide assistance with housecleaning, ...
Nursing can be provided in a home, work or school setting to people of all ages with a wide range of health issues. Therapy, personal support and home support may also be offered. The type of care available can range from respite, palliative, ...
In-Home Personal Support
Personal support encompasses such care as grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, bed care, medication compliance, simple wound dressings, blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring and respite care. This care is usually performed by a personal ...
Meal Delivery Services
Meals on Wheels services prepare and deliver regular hot or frozen meals to the elderly or individuals with disabilities. Check the listings to find the service in your area.
Personal Emergency Response Systems
Emergency response systems are set up in an individual‘s home to provide monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The person can quickly call for help in a personal or medical emergency by simply pushing a button.
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks
Telephone reassurance programs provide regular phone calls to seniors and people with disabilities who live alone to check on their health and safety. Security check programs involve someone actually visiting the home. The checks are performed by ...
Transportation - Accessible
Wheelchair accessible transportation is available through public transportation services, community organizations and private companies.
Transportation - Volunteer and Non-Accessible
Transportation for the elderly, people receiving medical treatment and those with disabilities who are mobile (ambulatory). Most transportation services are provided by volunteer services and a nominal fee may be charged.