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

Site: Halton

Service Information
Description (Service) This topic record provides an overview of services to help seniors, and directs to related records in this database. 
* Income supports and pension programs: see here 
* Low-Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate/Reduction & Deferral: Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills 
* Income tax clinics (low income only): see here 
* Powers of Attorney and wills: see 'How to Find Legal Help' here 
Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.): 
1. Some free in-home personal care is paid for by Ontario health care system (OHIP), through: 
* Community Care Access Centres: 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 (ie not paid for by OHIP, but may be covered under private insurance):  
* Nonprofit providers include Acclaim Health (here), Capability Support Services (here), Saint Elizabeth Health Care (here) and St. Josephs Home Care (here
* For full list, including commercial providers, see here 
House calls & mobile lab/diagnostic services: 
See list here 
Personal alarms (emergency pendants): 
* Connect Care (administered by local hospitals), see here  
* Full list (including for-profit businesses) see here 
Meal Delivery:  
See here 
Community and congregate meals: 
See here 
(Fee for use) 
* For types of services, see here, click 'View Programs and Services' for list of providers in any given category 
* Nonprofit providers include Links2Care (here), For Seniors Inc (here), Acclaim Health (here), AbleLiving (here) Saint Elizabeth Health Care (see here
Veterans may be eligible for financial help from Veterans Independence Program (Veterans Affairs Canada) to pay for these services, see here 
1. To medical/hospital appointments and day programs, see here 
2. To shopping, errands, etc. 
* Burlington Transit Handi-Van (for those with physical disabilities), see here  
* Grocery and seniors shuttles, see here 
* Grocery delivery, see here 
* some home care agencies transport and/or provide assistance for shopping, errands and social outings for a fee, see list here  
* occasionally, the free, volunteer Friendly Visiting programs of Acclaim Health (see here) and Links2Care (see here) may include accompaniment to shopping, errands, etc., depending on individual client and volunteer 
1. Nonprofit Housing 
Provides subsidized (rent-geared-to-income or below-market-rent) units, for people who meet low-income criteria  
* some also have market rent units, open to people of any income  
* some are exclusively for seniors or people with disabilities, and some provide supportive/assisted living services, such as meals, personal support, etc.  
* some is owned by Halton Region government (what was formerly called public housing or Ontario Housing) and some is owned by other nonprofit organizations and charities 
* for a list of ALL nonprofit housing in Halton, see here, how to apply is shown in the details for each housing community, but most (although not all) nonprofit housing providers centralize their applications for subsidized units through HATCH (Halton Access to Community Housing) at Halton Region 905-825-6000, and take their own applications for market rent units. 
* Bonnie Place (see here) takes its own applications for all 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, see above in this record), or hiring 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 
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  
*Ministry determines rates: resident pays accommodation portion (subsidy available if needed), health care system covers all care  
* apply through Community Care Access Centre (see here
No nonprofit agencies provide de-cluttering or move preparation, for commercial providers in this database see here.
Areas Served Halton Region
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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