Help for Seniors - Income programs, home care, housing and transportation, How to find in Burlington

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Record #: BTN4781 Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 12 Dec 2013 Update Schedule: 22 Oct 2014
Record Owner: BTN Date Created: 22 Jan 2009 Date Deleted: N/A  
Location
Located In CommunityBurlington
Areas ServedBurlington
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown or Not Applicable
Description & Services
DescriptionThis record provides an overview of services available to help seniors, and acts as an index to other records in this database for those services. 
 
FINANCIAL 
For income / pension programs: see record for Income Programs and Financial Assistance, How to Find 
 
SENIORS PROPERTY TAX REBATE AND DEFERRAL see here 
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY-RELATED HELP 
Personal care: 
Ontario's health care system pays for a certain amount of in-home personal care services provided by: 
1) Community Care Access Centre: Case management and care needs assessment * personal support workers (bathing, dressing, etc.) * occupational therapy, home safety, assistive devices, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.  
2) Ontario March of Dimes Attendant Services Personal support workers (bathing, dressing, etc.) * client must be able to direct own care 
To supplement (or, if preferred, to replace) home care services provided by CCAC, people can directly hire agencies to provide these services. * these will not be paid for by the health care system, but some may be covered under private insurance policies 
 
Other health and safety-related help: 
ConnectCare personal emergency response system (panic button) administered by local hospitals 
Meals on Wheels 
House calls & mobile lab/diagnostic services 
Community/congregate meals 
 
 
HOMEMAKING, HOUSEKEEPING HELP  
1) For eligible veterans: Veterans Affairs Canada, Veterans Independence Program  
2) Nonprofit agencies (fee for use): Links2Care * Acclaim Health * AbleLiving * Saint Elizabeth Health Care 
3) Commercial businesses (fee for use): see list here:  
 
HOME AND YARD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 
1) Links2Care, nonprofit agency arranges help on sliding scale geared to income 
2) Snow Removal Programs in Burlington 
 
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 
 
Broader TermsAdults ; Age groups ; Commercial services ; Financial programs ; Financial services ; Health ; Health service facilities ; Health services ; Home support ; Housing ; Housing facilities ; Patient care ; Pensions ; Seniors housing ; Transportation
SubjectsAttendant care ; Canada pension plan ; Friendly visiting ; Home care ; Home help ; Homemaking ; Income supplements ; Long term care facilities ; Low income housing ; Low income people ; Meals on wheels ; Medical alert systems ; Moving services ; Old age security ; Retirement homes ; Seniors ; Seniors housing ; Shopping services ; Transportation ; Transportation services ; Veterans programs
Related TermsCongregate dining ; Family life education ; Friendship services ; In-home services ; Long term care ; Physical disabilities ; Reduced cost services ; Security checks ; Security systems ; Seniors clubs ; Seniors discounts ; Socially isolated adults ; Supportive housing ; Trucking services ; Veterans
LanguagesEnglish
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsGovernment Programs/ Pensions/ Financial Aid ; Home Support Programs ; Housing ; Transportation