How to Find - Seniors Help: Income Programs, Home Care, Housing and Transportation

Site: Halton

Service Information
Description (Service) This record provides an overview of services to help seniors, and directs to related records in this database. All services have fee for use, except as otherwise mentioned. 
 
FINANCIAL & LEGAL 
* Income supports and pension programs: here 
* Low-Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate/Reduction: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills 
* Income tax clinics (low income only): here 
* Powers of Attorney and wills: see 'How to Find Legal Help' here 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY 
Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.): 
1. OHIP pays for a certain amount of personal care, apply to: 
* Community Care Access Centres (CCAC): here 
* Ontario March of Dimes Attendant Services: here (client must be able to direct own care, may be wait list).  
 
2. To privately hire personal care (fee for use):  
* Full list, including both nonprofit and commercial providers: here 
 
House calls & mobile lab/diagnostic services 
See list here 
 
Personal alarms (emergency pendants) 
* Connect Care (administered by local hospitals): here  
* Full list (including commercial businesses): here 
 
Meal Delivery:  
* Meals on Wheels (nonprofit): here 
* Full list (including both nonprofit and commercial providers): here 
 
Community and congregate meals (free): 
See here 
 
HOMEMAKING/HOUSEKEEPING, HOME & YARD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR  
* see types of services here, click 'View Programs and Services' for providers in any given category 
(nonprofit providers include AbleLiving, Acclaim Health, For Seniors Inc, Links2Care and Saint Elizabeth Health Care)  
* veterans may be eligible for financial help to pay for these services, from Veterans Independence Program (Veterans Affairs Canada): here 
 
TRANSPORTATION, ERRANDS/SHOPPING, ACCOMPANIMENT (fee for use) 
General, shopping, errands, etc. 
1. Local bus services: here 
2. Disability-related transportation: here 
3. Grocery shuttles (free, or fee for use, depending on location): here 
4. Grocery delivery : here 
5. Errand running/shopping assistance: here 
 
To medical appointments/day programs only  
* Full list including both nonprofit and commercial providers: here 
 
Accompaniment 
* Home care agencies with escort programs: here 
* (free) Friendly Visiting programs of Acclaim Health (here) and Links2Care (here) may occasionally include accompaniment to shopping, errands, etc., depending on individual client and volunteer 
 
Full-service Gas Stations:: see separate record here 
 
HOUSING  
1. Nonprofit Housing 
* subsidized units, for people who meet low-income criteria  
* some also have 'market rent' units, open to people of any income  
* some are just for seniors or people with disabilities, and some have varying levels of supportive/assisted living services, like meals, personal support, etc.  
* some are owned by Halton Region and others by nonprofit organizations and charities 
* list of ALL nonprofit housing in Halton: here  
* how to apply is shown in details for each housing community -- most centralize their applications for subsidized units through HATCH (Halton Access to Community Housing) at Halton Region 905-825-6000, but take their own applications for market rent units. 
* Bonnie Place (here) takes its own applications for all units.  
 
2) Retirement residences: 
Private for-profit rental facilities, with meals and housekeeping included or optional, varying levels of personal care, medications assistance, etc. usually available on-site. 
* often also called 'all-inclusive retirement living', 'assisted living' or 'independent living'  
* residents may bring in additional services through CCAC (funded by OHIP, see 'Personal Care' above), or hire extra services from either the retirement residence or an outside provider 
* vary in the types of care available and level of care need they will accept  
* rates are set by the retirement residence, but increases on the rental portion are subject to the Residential Tenancies Act 
* those providing 2 or more 'care services' must also be licensed by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority 
* for full list see here (note: programs shown in this list which are provided by Halton Region are not retirement homes, but provide supportive services in, and/or nonprofit seniors housing). 
 
3) Long-Term Care Homes, (nursing homes) for full list see here 
Residential health care facilities, geared to higher long-term care needs than can be filled by home care 
* licensed and regulated by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  
* Ministry determines rates: resident pays accommodation portion (subsidy available if needed), health care system covers all care  
* apply through Community Care Access Centres: here 
 
MOVE PREPARATION  
No nonprofit agencies provide de-cluttering or move preparation, for commercial providers in this database see here.
Areas Served Halton Region
Application See details for each program, above.
Languages English
Fees Service - for some, varies by service
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Accessibility Not Applicable
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Allowance 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

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