Caregiver Resources

A comprehensive tour of the web for Canadian family caregivers


In the Comfort Life Spotlight


Below, we provide information about support groups, government resources and other websites and resources of interest for family caregivers in Canada. 

Support for Caregivers

Stories for caregivers is developed to generate awareness about caregiving, through the creation of original web series that showcase the inspiring work of caregivers acorss Canada. 

National organizations

ALS Society of Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal, disease. 

Canadian Cancer Society offers a wide variety of resources for anyone diagnosed with cancer, along with their families. 

Canadian Mental Health Association, founded in 1918, offers help to more than 1.2 million Canadians through its 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada fights heart disease and stroke, by funding research and education, and promoting prevention.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has offices across the country, supporting research and services.  

Parkinson Society of Canada offers support, services and education for people living with Parkinson's. 

Federal government resources and support

Compassionate Care Benefits, Employment Insurance - criteria to apply and receive federal Compassionate Care Benefits.

Care Conversations provides an overview of how you can provide the best in caregiving and where to turn for help when you need it.

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum features a benefits finder, caregiver resources and much more. 

Self Care Guide for Seniors offers advice on managing stress, when to seek help and more. 

Safe Use of Medications offers advice on that matter. 

Medication Safety Checklist is an ideal resource for families of seniors taking medication. 

National Seniors Council, Government of Canada advises the Government of Canada on all matters related to seniors well-being and quality of life

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia

ALZive.com is a free, daily, digital lifestyle and news platform designed specifically for the unpaid family caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

When Dementia is in the House is a website for teens coping with a family member with early-onset dementia

End-of-life Care

BestEndings helps you navigate personal and medical decisions as life's end nears

Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about end-of-life care
 

Resources for Ontarians

HealthCareAtHome.ca: the website for the CCAC with links to regional branches.

Ontario Long Term Care Association - largest long-term care provider association in Ontario representing a mix of long-term care home operators.

TheHealthLine.ca helps you find community services in your area of Ontario using the name of your community, postal code, or by map.

Web resources for caregivers

At Comfort Life, we offer an overview of senior care options in Ontario. In addition there are many other resources available to you.

Alzheimer.ca Local chapters of the Alzheimer Society of Canada offer direct support for those affected by the disease and their caregivers. Phone 1-800-616-8816.  There are also chapters for Alberta and the Northwest TerritoriesBritish ColumbiaOntario, and Quebec, as well as local chapters for CalgaryMontrealToronto, and Ottawa

Carers Canada is a national caregivers' coalition.

Caregivingmatters.ca offers a comprehensive look at all aspects of caregiving.

OCSA.on.ca (The Ontario Community Support Association) represents more than 350 community-based and not-for-profit groups that provide health and support services. Phone 1-800-267-6272.

Redcross.ca. Many Red Cross branches offer home support for seniors. Phone 1-877-260-9673.

VON.ca (the Victorian Order of Nurses) offers a number of services for caregivers and seniors. Phone 613-233-5694.

IN-DEPTH REPORTS
Home care companies near you

Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care  

10520 Yonge Street, Unit 4, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3C7

Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care, provides compassionate 24 hour personalized senior care services with bonded, registered & licensed Nurses / RPN's, in your home, hospital, rehab, LTC & retirement communities.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Nurse For Care  

2390 Eglinton Avene East, Suite #224, Toronto, Ontario, M1K 2P5

Nurse for All offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia at home, hospital, retirement home or long-term care facility.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Take It Easy Care Inc.   

Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Ontario, .

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in tailoring our services to meet their unique needs, recognizing that no two individuals are the same. Whether it's medical care, companionship, or assistance

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Care

In-Home Assisted Living Inc.  

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3A1

In-Home Assisted Living offers caregivers and nurses to help seniors and people with medical challenges to remain living in their own home with safety and comfort. Also ask about our hospital bedside support.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Print publications

Caring for Your Loved Ones from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care covers a wide range of topics relating to elder care, including memory loss and judgment impairment. In addition to practical tips, it lists a selection of community resources, primarily in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Blue Book lists all community services in Toronto and is indexed under specific category headings ranging from Accessible Transportation to Youth Counselling. To order, call 416-392-4575.

Caring for Loved Ones at Home is a guide to short- and long-term care. To order, call the St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation at 905-940-9655, or visit www.saintelizabeth.com.

Comfort Life's Alzheimer's and Dementia Handbook has statistics and resources for caregivers of those with this dementia.








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