Help for Seniors - Income Programs, Home Care, Housing and Transportation - How to Find in Burlington

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Record #: BTN4781 Last Full Update: 12 Dec 2013
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DescriptionThis record provides an overview of services available to help seniors, and is an index to pertinent records in this database. 
 
FINANCIAL AND LEGAL 
* Income and pension programs, see record for Income Programs and Financial Assistance, How to Find 
* Seniors Property Tax Rebate and Deferral, see here 
* Income tax clinics (low income only), see here 
* Powers of Attorney and wills, see here 
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY-RELATED HELP 
* Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.):  
1) Ontario's health care system pays for limited in-home personal care services provided by:  
Community Care Access Centre: (personal support workers, assessment and case management, occupational therapy and safety, assistive devices, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) 
Ontario March of Dimes Attendant Services (client must be able to direct own care, may be waiting list)  
 
2) People can also directly hire agencies for personal care (not paid for by OHIP, but may be covered under private insurance plans): 
Nonprofit agencies: Acclaim Health, Saint Elizabeth Health Care and St. Josephs Home Care * for full list of home care providers, including for-profit businesses, see here 
 
* House calls & mobile lab/diagnostic services, see here 
* Personal alarms (panic button/emergency pendant), see ConnectCare (administered by local hospitals) * for full list, including for-profit businesses, see here 
* Meals on Wheels, see here 
* Community and congregate meals, see here 
 
 
HOMEMAKING, HOUSEKEEPING HELP, HOME AND YARD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR  
* For eligible veterans, financial help to pay for these services may be available from Veterans Affairs Canada, Veterans Independence Program  
* Nonprofit agencies (fee for use): Links2Care * Acclaim Health * AbleLiving * Saint Elizabeth Health Care 
* Commercial businesses (fee for use): see list here:  
* Snow removal programs (nonprofit) see here 
 
TRANSPORTATION 
1) To medical appointments, daycare and hospital, see record for Medical Transportation, Non-Emergency 
2) To shopping, errands, general transportation:, see records for  
* Burlington Transit Handi-Van for those with physical disabilities  
* Grocery delivery and shuttles 
* Home care agencies that transport/provide assistance for shopping, errands and social outings, for a fee  
 
ACCOMPANIMENT/ASSISTANCE FOR SHOPPING, ERRANDS, APPOINTMENTS 
* Occasionally, the free, volunteer Friendly Visiting programs of Acclaim Health and Links2Care may include help with shopping, errands, etc., depending on individual client and volunteer 
* Home care agencies that transport/provide assistance for shopping, errands and social outings, for a fee  
 
FULL-SERVICE GAS STATIONS, see record here 
 
TYPES OF HOUSING FOR SENIORS  
1) Nonprofit: Open to any income level (some units are subsidized for those with low income or set at below market rent, other units are at market rent). * some also provide supportive services (meals, medication supervision, personal care) * for complete list of nonprofit housing in Halton (government-owned and other), see Search Subsidized Housing Communities * the details for each housing community shows how to apply (in general, for market rent units, apply directly to housing provider and for subsidized units, most share a centralized application process through HATCH (Halton Access to Community Housing) 905-825-6000 * Bonnie Place and Maranatha Homes take direct applications 
 
2) Private retirement residences ('assisted living') (list) For-profit businesses with assisted living services such as medication supervision and meals. * these are rental facilities, regulated by the Residential Tenancies Act and as of 2012 those providing 2 or more specified services must be licensed by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority  
Vary in types of personal care available and level of care need they will accept. * residents should be able to to acquire additional care through CCAC home care services or by privately contracting services either through the retirement residence or an outside provider 
 
3) Long-Term Care Homes (nursing homes) (see list here
Health care facilities geared to higher care needs than can be filled by home care, supportive housing or private retirement residences. 
Licensed and regulated by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. * rates fixed by Ministry * apply through Community Care Access Centre 
 
HOME MODIFICATIONS: 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Home Adaptation for Senior Independence Program 
 
MOVE PREPARATION  
Services such as de-cluttering and preparing for moving are not available through any nonprofit agencies. * for commercial providers in this database see here 
 
Areas ServedBurlington
LanguagesEnglish
FeesService - for some, varies by service
Site Information
Located In CommunityBurlington
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesAllowance for the Survivor Program ; Errand Running/Shopping Assistance ~ Older Adults ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Older Adults ; Grocery Delivery ~ Older Adults ; Guaranteed Income Supplement ; Home Delivered Meals ~ Older Adults ; Home Health Care ~ Older Adults ; Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services ; Independent Living Communities/Complexes ; Market Rate Rental Housing ~ Older Adults ; Moving Assistance ; Nursing Facilities ; Old Age Security Program ; Personal Alarm Systems ; Senior Ride Programs ; Spouse's Allowance ; War Veterans Allowance