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

Site: Burlington

Agency Information
Parent Agency Name General Topics and Information
Service Information
Description (Service) This topic record provides an overview of services available to help seniors, and is an index to related records in this database. 
 
FINANCIAL AND LEGAL 
* Income supports and pension programs, see here 
* 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 
1) Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.): 
Ontario's health care system (OHIP) pays for limited free in-home and personal care services, provided through:  
* Community Care Access Centre (see here)  
* Ontario March of Dimes Attendant Services (see here), client must be able to direct own care, may be wait list.  
 
People can also directly hire agencies for personal care (not paid for by OHIP, but may be covered under private insurance plans):  
* Nonprofit agencies include Acclaim Health (see here), Saint Elizabeth Health Care (see here) and St. Josephs Home Care (see here
* For-profit businesses that provide home care: see list here 
 
2) House calls & mobile lab/diagnostic services:, see list here 
 
3) Personal alarms (panic buttons/emergency pendants): 
* Connect Care Medical Alert (administered by local hospitals), see here  
* For-profit personal alarm businesses, see here 
 
4) Meals on Wheels: see here 
 
5) Community and congregate meals:, see here 
 
 
HOMEMAKING, HOUSEKEEPING HELP, HOME AND YARD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR  
* Nonprofit agencies that provide these services (fee for use), include Links2Care (see here), Acclaim Health (see here), AbleLiving (see here) and Saint Elizabeth Health Care (see here
* Commercial businesses that provide these services (fee for use): see list here:  
* Snow removal programs (government and nonprofit) see here 
* Veterans may be eligible for financial help from Veterans Affairs Canada to pay for these services, see record for Veterans Independence Program here 
 
 
TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS AND DAY PROGRAMS 
* see record for Medical Transportation, Non-Emergency here 
 
 
TRANSPORTATION TO SHOPPING, ERRANDS, ETC. 
* Burlington Transit Handi-Van (for those with physical disabilities), see here  
* Grocery shuttles, see here 
* Some commercial home care agencies transport and/or provide assistance for shopping, errands and social outings for a fee, see list here  
 
 
ACCOMPANIMENT/ASSISTANCE FOR SHOPPING, ERRANDS, APPOINTMENTS 
* Grocery delivery, see here 
* Occasionally, the free, volunteer Friendly Visiting programs of Acclaim Health (see here) and Links2Care (see here) may include help with shopping, errands, etc., depending on individual client and volunteer 
* Some commercial home care agencies transport/provide assistance for shopping, errands and social outings for a fee, see list here  
 
FULL-SERVICE GAS STATIONS, see record here 
 
TYPES OF HOUSING FOR SENIORS  
1) Nonprofit housing:  
* open to those of any income level (some units are subsidized, 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 Halton Region's 'Search Subsidized Housing Communities' webpage here. The details for each housing community show how to apply but, in general for market rent units apply directly to housing provider, and for most subsidized units use the centralized application process through HATCH at Halton Region, 905-825-6000 (see separate record here). However, Bonnie Place (see here) takes all its own applications, including for subsidized units.  
 
2) Retirement residences:, for full list see here)  
* private for-profit rental facilities, with meals and housekeeping included or optional 
* often also called 'all-inclusive retirement living', 'assisted living' or 'independent living'  
* residents may acquire additional care through CCAC home care services (funded by the health care system), or hiring extra services from 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 
 
3) Long-Term Care Homes, (nursing homes) for full list see here 
* health care facilities, geared to higher care needs than can be filled by home care 
* licensed and regulated by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  
* rates fixed by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, resident pays accommodation portion (subsidy is available if needed), health care system covers all care  
* apply through Community Care Access Centre (see here
 
MOVE PREPARATION  
* no nonprofit agencies provide de-cluttering or move preparation  
* for commercial providers in this database see here
Areas Served Burlington
Languages English
Fees Service - for some, varies by service
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
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