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Meals & Help Around the House
Meals on Wheels
Provided at home
Delivers a nutritionally balanced noon hour hot meal by volunteers who provide a social contact and a safety check for the client. Special diets may be accommodated. Frozen meals may be available.
Group Dining
Serves nutritionally balanced lunches, or dinners, in a social group environment.
Shopping
Provided at home
Provides assistance with grocery shopping or purchasing medications.
Home Maintenance & Repair
Provided at home
Matches eligible clients with individuals or businesses that provide affordable repairs and maintenance to a senior's home.
Housekeeping
Provided at home
Offers assistance with routine household activities such as light house cleaning, laundry, ironing, and preparing meals.
Telephone Reassurance
Provided at home
Provides regularly scheduled phone calls to ensure the safety for those with health issues or who experience loneliness or depression.
Daytime Activities
Better quality of life while at home
Adult Day Programs Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions. Select a Category
All day programs
Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions.
Alzheimer/Dementia
Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions.
Acquired Brain Injury
Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions.
Younger Onset Dementia
Day programs for people under age 65.
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Falls Prevention Classes
Educational series that empowers people to prevent falls.
Friendly Visiting
Provided at home
Offers visiting companionship such as conversation, reading, games, or crafts, while providing a safety check. The contact may be face-to-face at the client's home or through a phone call.
Rides & Transportation
Provided at home
Provides door-to-door rides for seniors or adults who have a disability to attend medical and therapeutic appointments, social activities and perform other daily tasks such as shopping trips.
Seniors Gentle Exercise Exercise to improve strength and balance. Education provided to reduce risk of falls. Select a Category
Group Classes
Provides group exercise classes, typically one hour in length, to improve strength and balance. Education provided to reduce risk of falls.
In Home
Provided at home
Provides exercise to improve cardio respiratory levels, muscular strength and balance. Available in the client's home.
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Senior Community Centre
Facilitates activities in a supported setting such as recreation, fitness, social, educational programs and events. Specialized programs in post-rehabilitation, chronic disease management, and nutrition education may also be available. Usually membership based.
Alzheimer & Dementia Services
Alzheimer/Dementia Services (First LinkĀ®) Select a Category
Alzheimer/Dementia Information
Provided at home
Learn about how the Alzheimer Society can support and educate families through the alzheimer/dementia journey.
Individual/ Family Counselling
Guidance or advice aimed at better managing a challenging situation or to resolve personal problems. Includes mental health and addictions counselling.
Support Group
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
Friendly Visiting
Provided at home
Offers visiting companionship such as conversation, reading, games, or crafts, while providing a safety check. The contact may be face-to-face at the client's home or through a phone call.
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Alzheimer/Dementia Day Program
Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions.
Overnight Stay Respite
Provides planned overnight care and support in a supervised, secure environment to give short-term respite to caregivers. Also offers day program activities.
Younger Onset Dementia
All programs in region specialized in servicing people where dementia has onset before age 65.
Conditions
Hearing Loss/Deaf
Provided at home
Provides education, demonstrations and recommendations about devices to help people with hearing loss communicate better. Home visits available. Personal counseling and advocacy (available in ASL).
Blind/Low Vision Rehab.
Provides vision assessments, mobility, and life skills training and accessible library services. Recommendations for technical aids and computer adaptations.
Acquired Brain Injury Provides day programs, transitional living programs, group homes, and other education and social supports to brain injury survivors. Select a Category
Adult Day Program
Provides a daytime group environment of supervised activities, meals, companionship and recreation for older adults and those with chronic or palliative conditions.
Independent Living Skills Training (In Home)
Provided at home
Assists people with physical health, social and emotional support aimed at more independent living and integration into the community.
Group Home
A home where a small number of people in need of care, support, or supervision, can live together.
Transitional Living Home
A home where a person in need of care and supervision can live while learning skills to live independently.
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Spinal Cord Injury
Provided at home
Provides support to help people adjust to a new physical disability, including peer support, information and advocacy.
Palliative Care Select a Category
Friendly Visiting
Provided at home
Offers visiting companionship such as conversation, reading, games, or crafts, while providing a safety check. The contact may be face-to-face at the client's home or through a phone call.
Individual/ Family Counselling
Guidance or advice aimed at better managing a challenging situation or to resolve personal problems. Includes mental health and addictions counselling.
Support Group
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
Residential Hospice
Improves quality of life for people living with life-limiting illness in a residential facility that feels like home. Care includes symptom management, social, spiritual, and family support.
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Programs and services for people experiencing life threatening conditions, and their loved ones.
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Foot Care Select a Category
Foot Care Clinic
Provides nursing foot care and advice for clients to address common foot problems such as thickened and fungal nails, corns, calluses, bunions.
Foot Care (In-Home)
Provided at home
Provides in-home nursing foot care and advice for clients to address common foot problems such as thickened and fungal nails, corns, calluses, bunions.
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Support Groups Members provide each other with peer support for various types of challenges. Often involves relating person experiences, providing sympathetic understanding, establishing social networks. Select a Category
Caregiver Support Group
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
Palliative Support Groups
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
Stroke Recovery
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
Youth with Disabilities
In-person meetings where members provide each other with help for a particular life challenge. Often involves relating personal experiences and providing sympathetic understanding. May be clinician or volunteer-led.
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Attendant Services Select a Category
Attendant Services (In-Home)
Provided at home
Offers help with daily activities such as personal grooming, transferring, dressing, bathing, meals, ventilator and tracheotomy services, and more.
Adult Supportive Housing
Provides support with personal care and activities of daily living in a 24 hour service setting.
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Individual/ Family Counselling
Guidance or advice aimed at better managing a challenging situation or to resolve personal problems. Includes mental health and addictions counselling.
MedsCheck (In Home)
Provided at home
Guidance from a pharmacist to ensure medication is monitored and managed correctly. (In Home)
Hospital Transition Home
Provided at home
Service for older adults going from hospital to home, who may need help with transportation, meal preparation, or other help to get settled.
Internal Use Services for Care Coordinators and Intake Personnel. Not for public use. Select a Category
RAI-CHA Assessment
Provided at home
The interRAI Community Health Assessment (interRAI CHA) instrument is most often done by community support service workers in the client home. It can be triggered by the RAI-screener.
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