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Caregiver Support

  • Bereavement programs provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who have recently lost a loved one. Included are counselling programs and mutual support groups for widows and widowers, children who have ...
  • 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 ...
  • Compassionate care benefits allow workers to receive up to six weeks of paid leave in order to care for a gravely ill family member or person who is considered a family member. Unemployed individuals on Employment Insurance (EI) are also eligible.
  • Respite care offers temporary, substitute living arrangements or special care in the home for adults with disabilities in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest (usually more than twenty-four hours) for the family members, guardians or ...
  • 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 ...

Drugs and Equipment

  • Drug Benefit programs assist people on low incomes with the cost of prescription drugs.

Education

  • Control or prevention of pain and other distressing symptoms is an important part of palliative patient care. Funded by the Ontario government, Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Programs provide information, referral, consultation ...

Facility-Based Care

  • 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 ...
  • In-patient palliative care provides a full range of services for people who are in the final stages of their illnesses, as well as their families and/or caregivers. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, consultation, ...
  • Hospitals provide a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs and services. Many provide learning opportunities for health science students and participate in the conduct of health and medical research.
  • 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 ...
  • Hospice Care programs provide a range of palliative care support for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Health care professionals and volunteers provide hospice care in a residential setting.
  • Residential facilities are designed to enable retired individuals and other elderly people to have a form of independent living, while sharing common interests and access to supportive services.

Planning Ahead

  • Various programs and services support the important decisions you need to make about the future of your health, and health care.
  • Many complicated issues arise when a patient faces serious mental health impediments. The patient`s needs require assessment that balance their individual rights and public safety. The Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario is an independent tribunal ...
  • Financial Assistance programs provide people in financial need with basic income support and temporary assistance for urgent and special needs. Also listed here are programs that assist contributors, such as Employment Insurance (EI) and Canada ...
  • Funeral planning involves drawing up a will, planning the details of the funeral or memorial service (or whether one is desired), the type of ceremony and the costs. Other considerations include organ and body donation and prepayment plans.
  • Wish programs provide support for terminally or gravely ill children or youth, by granting them one wish.

Support in Your Home

  • Health care services offered at home, at school, and in the community, as well as access to supported living programs and long-term care, are coordinated by Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to ensure people of all ages can make informed ...
  • Home maintenance services help people live independently in their own homes by assisting with home repairs.
  • Hospice Care programs provide a range of palliative care support for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may be delivered in a community or residential setting by volunteers or ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Rehabilitation services provided in the home can include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, case management and vocational evaluations.
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation is available through public transportation services, community organizations and private companies.