How to GET HELP! For yourself or a loved one

Your home is where you have built a lifetime of memories and it is where you want to stay. However, as we age it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain independence at home.

Perhaps you are looking for yourself.  Perhaps you are a care giver looking at options for a loved one.  Whatever your motivation, we are here to help.

We do not aim to be the authority on all issues – senior services can change frequently – but, we can help you figure out what you need and connect with the definitive authorities who can help.

Click on the buttons to for specific information regarding local services and relevant directories of providers whose goal is to help you stay in your home longer, or help decide if it is time to look into assisted living options.

And don’t forget the Community Care Access Centre  519-436-2222, is here to help.  The CCAC is dedicated to getting you the care you need in your home and in the community. Its people, values and programs reflect a drive to deliver exceptional home health care.

Still can’t find the information you are looking for?
The 3 phone numbers you need to know; one of them should be able to help you…

Health Care Connect
1-800-445-1822
Call this number is you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner and want one. Staff of Health Care Connect will help you locate a family healthcare specialist and get you help in the meantime.
Click here to register for help on-line.

Ontario Seniors Secretariat
Senior INFOline
1-888-910-1999
www.ontarioseniors.ca
www.seniorinfo.ca
This phone number and internet link is operated by the Ontario Seniors Secretariat and contains a wealth of information on services in the province of Ontario and how to access them in your area.

211
www.211ontario.ca
A joint initiative of United Way and the Government of Ontario, dial 211 on your phone to be connected with a live operator, 24-hours a day, to help you understand and find the vast array of community, social, non-clinical health and human services in your area.