A list of resources and links to agencies that provide caregiver with support and services.
Advanced Care Planning
Speak Up Ontario is an initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario.
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death.
The Dementia Society offers caring and supportive counsel, dementia and caregiver information, education, referrals and help navigating the health and social care system as well as social, recreational and caregiver peer support.
Family Medical Leave for caregivers
Information from the Ontario government on all aspects of Family Medical Leave
Navigating the health care system
211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.
If you, or someone you care about, needs health care services at home, at school or in the community, or if you are considering supported living programs or long-term care options, home and community care at the Champlain Local Health Integration Network can help.
The Primary Care Outreach to Seniors program works in collaboration with health professionals and other agencies to reduce isolation and support high risk seniors (aged 65 and above) living at home.
Old Age Security
The OAS pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements.
Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization. Hospice Care Ottawa offer palliative and end-of-life programs and services to people living in the City of Ottawa. All services are offered at no charge to clients and their families.
Home Safety and fall prevention for seniors
This guide provides advice on how to prevent injuries by keeping your home, yourself and your environment as safe as you can. Checklists allow you to verify and increase the safety of your surroundings and lifestyle, and real-life stories offer testimony to the value of adapting.
Modern OT are occupational therapists trained to analyze your ability to participate in all activities of daily living.
Agewell Solutions provide trusted guidance for aging adults and their families.
Tax Credits for Caregivers
Information on tax credits and deductions are available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their caregivers.
Care giver support groups
Living Healthy Champlain provides a centralized program in the region to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions, and training for healthcare professionals supporting patients living with chronic conditions.
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre offer general caregiver support groups and support groups specifically for caregivers of individuals experiencing dementia-related disorders.
HPCO has launched a comprehensive set of caregiver modules with the goal of providing informal caregivers with support, resources & information needed to be the best caregiver they can be. Visit the modules at http://www.caregiversupport.hpco.ca
CareChannel is an online portal that provides FREE resources to family and community caregivers. Among many topics, our practical skill guides tackle tricky tasks such as How to Maintain a Catheter or How to Help Someone Shower, and our self-care tips help caregivers stay positive and prevent burnout.
All the tools and resources are available in 5 languages: English, French, Punjabi, Spanish, and Mandarin.