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Etobicoke Homecare Resources

There is so much you need to know about home care before making an informed decision. Premier Homecare Services Etobicoke knows how difficult finding all the information can be.

In this section, we've gathered some of the resources from our area that you will need to better understand the factors important to making good choices. We want you to feel confident about every home care decision you make.

Take your time to review all the relevant Etobicoke organizations and services. Or give us a call. We're here to help.

Age Comfort

Age Comfort

AgeComfort is a leading online source for Comfort Products. These include Daily Living Aids, Mobility Aids, Incontinence, Vitamins & Supplements and Health Care Products.

www.agecomfort.com

Caregiver Self-Assessment Tool

Caregiver Self-Assessment Tool

A tool developed by the AMA to help family caregivers assess their own well-being as they care for loved ones.

www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/promoting-healthy-lifestyles/geriatric-health/caregiver-health/caregiver-self-assessment.shtml

The Care Guide

The Care Guide

The choices for senior living situations can be overwhelming to anyone. This easy-to-use resource is a great way to learn more about this sensitive subject. Here, you can see the wide selection of senior housing available in your area, as well as tips for living safer at home and what your home care options are.

www.thecareguide.ca

The Chat Room: For women with MS

The Chat Room: For women with MS

Members of this group are women with MS who want to get together for social interaction. Meetings include conversation and activities chosen by the participants
Meetings: Every
Thursday from 10 - 1
in Islington/Anglesey Area
Contact: Lynn Laccohee 416.967.3032

www.mssociety.ca

The Dorothy Ley Hospice - Etobicoke

The Dorothy Ley Hospice - Etobicoke

The Dorothy Ley Hospice is a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss. Our goal is to provide comfort and help them manage so they can live every day to the fullest with dignity, meaning and hope. All of our services are offered at no cost to the individual thanks to the generosity of our donors, government funding (Mississauga Halton Local Health Integrated Network and the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre) and the support of our community partners.
220 Sherway Drive 416.626.0116

www.dlhospice.org

Alzheimer Society Toronto

Alzheimer Society Toronto

The Alzheimer Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people affected by Alzheimer's and related diseases.
416.322.6560

www.alzheimertoronto.org

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange

CDRAKE is a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with dementia and their families.

www.lifeandminds.ca

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International

DASN International is an internet based support network established to: - promote respect and dignity for persons with dementia - provide a forum for exchange of information - advocate for services for people with dementia

www.dasninternational.org

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program

MAREP was launched in May 1993 at the University of Waterloo and in 2005 was designated as a major division in the RBJ Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. MAREP is involved in critical research activities developing educational materials and organizing conferences and forums for those involved in dementia care.

www.marep.uwaterloo.ca

Toronto Dementia Network

Toronto Dementia Network

Dementia related programs & services available in Toronto. This listing is updated regularly and features listings for Forums, Conferences & Lectures of interest to professionals and those individuals and families that have been touched by Dementia and Alzheimer's.

www.dementiatoronto.org

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and to the work of our volunteers and staff, the Canadian Cancer Society is leading the way in the fight against cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society: - funds research on all types of cancer - offers comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment - provides support for people living with cancer, family members and friends. The Canadian Cancer Society is a private non-profit organization, funded by donations from the public and money raised through our fundraising activities. The Canadian Cancer Society would not be able to offer these services or fund important research without the generous help of donors and volunteers. The Canadian Cancer Society makes the best use of every donated dollar, keeping administration costs low in order to fund research and provide community services to help people living with cancer and their families and friends.

www.cancer.ca/en/?region=on

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

The Canadian Diabetes Association is a leading expert and authority on diabetes in Canada and around the world. We have a heritage of excellence and leadership that started with our co-founder and co-discoverer of insulin, Dr. Charles Best. Since that time, we have continued to deliver programs and services for people affected by diabetes. We fund leading-edge diabetes research and produce globally recognized diabetes guidelines. We advocate on behalf of those affected and share the latest information with the public and the healthcare community.

www.diabetes.ca

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Hearing Society

Founded in 1940 and unique in North America, CHS offers a complete roster of essential services, including sign language interpreting; one-on-one language development for deaf and hard-of-hearing children using play as the medium of learning; employment consulting; sign language instruction; speech reading training; hearing testing; hearing aids; counselling; and the most complete range of communication devices that assist and augment communication, including TTYs (text telephones), visual smoke detectors, baby monitors, signalling devices and alarm clocks.

www.chs.ca

CARP

CARP

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a New Vision of Aging for Canada, promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

www.carp.ca

Community Care Access Centres

Community Care Access Centres

Etobicoke is served by 4 CCAC's. CCAC provides community services for seniors in Ontario. To locate your local CCAC, please visit their website.

www.ccac-ont.ca

Etobicoke MS Group

Etobicoke MS Group

A mixed group of men and women with MS who meet to provide support, encouragement and information to each other.
Meetings: third Monday of each month from 7 - 9 at Schlegel Village - Humber Heights.
Contact: Lynn Laccohee 416.967.3032

www.mssociety.ca/toronto/selfhelp.html

Fairfield Seniors Centre

Fairfield Seniors Centre

Fairfield Seniors Centre offers a wide range of social, educational and support services to older adults in the community. Special events, older adults clubs and weekly programs take place at this centre throughout the year.

80 Lothian Ave., Toronto M9C 2J8 Near Bloor St. W. and Islington Ave.

416-394-8687

www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/822

Franklin Horner Community Centre

Franklin Horner Community Centre

Islington Seniors' Centre

Islington Seniors' Centre

4968 Dundas Street West
416.231.3431
In the heart of the Village of Islington. Great programs for seniors in Etobicoke.

Islington Seniors' Centre

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Envisioning an Ontario where seniors are safe and respected. Seniors' Safety Line Toll free 1.866.299.1011

www.onpea.org

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada educates, empowers and supports individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.
1-800-463-6842 Have you asked your doctor about an assessment?

https://www.osteoporosis.ca

Parkinson Society

Parkinson Society

Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer-based charity with more than 100 chapters and many support groups working nationwide. As the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson's disease, our purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through research, advocacy, education and support.

www.parkinson.ca

Patients' Association of Canada

Patients' Association of Canada

Gael Hepworth, Owner and Care Manager of Premier Homecare Services in Etobicoke knows that Patient Centred Care improves the health care experience for everyone. Membership is free to anyone who wishes to register and believes that the health care system can be enhanced if the patient experience is acknowledged and integrated.

www.premiermobility.ca/

Stonegate Community Health Centre - Etobicoke Stonegate

Stonegate Community Health Centre - Etobicoke Stonegate

CHC has been providing primary health care, health promotion and a wide variety of community programs to the Stonegate-Parklawn Community since it was created by community members in 1992. 150 Berry Road Toronto, ON M8Y 1W3

www.stonegatechc.org

The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society is Canada's principal arthritis health charity dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research-based solutions and community-based support. The Society empowers the nearly 4.5 million Canadians with arthritis, 1.8 million in Ontario alone, to live their lives to the fullest by combating the daily limitations of arthritis. In the last 60 years, The Society has invested $160 million towards arthritis research to develop better treatments.

https://www.arthritis.ca

The Heart and Stroke Association

The Heart and Stroke Association

A volunteer-based health charity leading in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a federation of 10 provincial Foundations, led and supported by a force of more than 140,000 volunteers.

https://www.heartandstroke.ca

Thistletown Senior Centre

Thistletown Senior Centre

925 Albion Rd.
416.394.8869

Thistletown Senior Centre

CanadianSeniors.com

CanadianSeniors.com

Launched in July 2011, Canadian Seniors Inc. was established to service senior home improvement needs at an affordable price. We are currently supporting seniors living in the Greater Toronto Area.

canadianseniors.com

Premier Mobility

Premier Mobility

Premier Mobility and Health Products currently services the home and health care industry. We specialize in providing mobility alternatives to clients with various limitations. Our large showroom allows customers the opportunity to view and test products including a variety of mobility options. Our trained sales representatives will provide a needs assessment and help you determine which products will best meet your individual needs. We offer a wide range of items including power operated vehicles (scooters), wheel chairs, stair lifts/ramps, lift chairs/recliners, hospital beds, canes/crutches and walkers.

www.patientsassociation.ca

St. Joseph's Health Centre

St. Joseph's Health Centre

One of the most highly regarded geriatric programs in Toronto, Elderly Community Health Services (ECHS) provides outpatient assessment, health promotion and illness prevention for the elderly, with the aim of assisting patients and families to manage the challenges associated with aging.

www.stjoe.on.ca

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga/Etobicoke

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga/Etobicoke

Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada's largest academically-affiliated tertiary care hospitals with highly-specialized regional programs in advanced cardiac vascular stroke neurosciences, orthopaedic and sexual assault/domestic violence services.

https://trilliumhealthpartners.ca/Pages/default.aspx

Veterans Independence Program (VIP)

Veterans Independence Program (VIP)

Launched in July 2011, Canadian Seniors Inc. was established to service senior home improvement needs at an affordable price. We are currently supporting seniors living in the Greater Toronto Area.

canadianseniors.com

William Osler Health System, Etobicoke General Hospital

William Osler Health System, Etobicoke General Hospital

Etobicoke General Hospital is the largest community hospital in Ontario and includes Peel Memorial Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. As a regional referral centre, William Osler serves residents of Etobicoke, Brampton and the surrounding communities. Programs and services offered include: addiction services, ambulatory care, continuing care, critical care, diagnostic imaging dialysis, emergency services, general and internal medicine, Lifeline services, mental health services, spiritual and religious care, surgical services and women and children healthcare services.

www.williamoslerhc.on.ca