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Date updated: September 25, 2018

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Daily Living – Resources to Help Your Clients (for Service Providers)

We have pulled together information for you that others, like you, have requested over the years. In fact, we have combined seemingly different requests together to identify the larger category of Daily Living.

Daily living services and resources are related to enabling a senior to stay in his/her own home.

 

Daily living needs are often around:

  • Residential snow shoveling, Yard work, Large item trash pickup
  • Home maintenance, Home accessibility (e.g. installing ramps, grab bars, etc.)
  • Emergency alert systems (e.g. Life Line)
  • Home support and Housekeeping
  • In-home hairdressing, Foot care
  • Transportation to medical appointments, Accessible bus (para-transport), Accessible taxis,
  • Transportation for grocery shopping, social activities, etc., Home-delivered meals

 

If there is anything you are looking for that is not listed below, please contact us. SeniorsNL offers an Information and Referral service to help service providers connect their clients to additional services available from other organizations.

LINKS TO RESOURCES AND INFORMATION (LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Accessible Parking Permit Program,  Motor Registration Division, Service Canada The accessible parking permit allows eligible permit holders to park in specially designated parking spots. These parking spots are identified by the blue international wheelchair logo both on a sign and in the parking area. To obtain a parking permit you must have the Accessible Parking Permit Application completed by a physician or nurse practitioner (link to application on the website provided). The application is also available from any Motor Registration Office across the province. Processing of an Accessible Parking Permit is available in person, by mail or fax at the following offices: Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor or Mount Pearl.
Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce delivered its sixth annual Age Friendly Fair and Exhibition in May, 2018 at Unity Park Arena, Placentia. The Age Friendly Fair finds ways and means of responding to people's needs and promoting healthy aging for them and their families. It will build bridges and partnerships and match the needs of people with products and services available in the Avalon Region market place. For further information regarding the Fair & Exhibition and how you can get involved, call the Placentia Chamber office at 709 227 0003 and ask to speak to our Executive Director, Gene Collins or Project Coordinator, Winnie Barry.
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe. Alerts can now be sent to compatible call phones. If you hear a specific Alert Tone on television, radio or your wireless device,  they ask that you please pay attention and take action right away.
This Network in the UK is campaigning to end loneliness. As they say, “...nobody who wants company should be without it”. The website features a quick links and resources section and an extensive video Library (the videos do not have closed captioning or oral description).
Central Health's Community Support Services are now just a call away. Central Health offers many types of supportive programs and services across the region to provide individuals with the opportunity to live as independently as possible within their community. The focus is on helping individuals get the supports they need to overcome barriers, increase independence, and improve quality of life. Community Support & Residential Services include:
  • Respite Care
  • Home Support Services
  • Special Assistance Program - Medical Supplies and Equipment
  • Personal Care Home
  • Long Term Care
Community Support and Residential Services uses a single entry service model for service delivery. Call 1-833-210-8491
Talks about how Aging in Place planning will better prepare seniors to respond to changes as they age so they can live the life they want in the future.
Lets an individual summon help at any time of the day or night (even if they can’t speak). Lifeline also supplies systems that can increase independence and safety (such as AutoAlert). For more information, call Philips Lifeline Customer Service 709-579-7082 or Toll Free at 1-800-387-8120 Contact your local Lifeline Community Representative: Catherine Connolly 709-728-4245 or 1-800-387-8120 ext. 7057 (Toll Free)  
Using the Rogers mobile network and GPS tracking, the pendant calls up to 5 emergency contacts one by one. Also, sends up to 5 help messages via text with a link to Google Maps showing the pendant user’s location to within 2 metres. No NL representative, but no set-up required. It comes ready to wear. For more information or to order online, call toll-free: 1-866-205-4872 or email: info@livelifealarms.ca
NOTE: Meals on Wheels, Grand Falls-Windsor are now accepting applications. Meals on Wheels, Grand Falls-Windsor is a charitable organization that aims to provide seniors (60+) with barriers a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their home one day per week. *Clients will be able to choose between a Tuesday or Thursday delivery. Meals will be delivered between 11:45am-12:45pm *The cost is $8.00 per meal *Clients will be required to enroll for a period of 1 month with payment for service due in advance To download the Application Form (see below) https://grandfallswindsor.com/images/Application_for_Service_-_MOW.pdf Completed application forms can be sent to projectadmin@townofgfw.com or dropped off at the town hall. ** A selection committee will review all application forms and will notify clients who are accepted into the program. Space is limited ** Deadline was Friday, October 19 BUT Still accepting application for Meals on Wheels, Grand Falls-Windsor Temporary Contact Number - 709-489-2158 last updated october 24, 2018   Meals on Wheels, delivers to your home and the cost is very low. Volunteers are often central to the success of MOW. The programs are delivered by, or in collaboration with, the long-term care program in the following places:
  • St. John’s: Canadian Red Cross, Katie Richardson 709-758-8402
  • Bonavista Area: Bonavista Community Health Office 709- 468-2073 (Intake)
  • Carbonear/Harbour Grace: Private Squibb Memorial Pavilion,  LTC facility,  709- 945-5400
    • Can receive meals three days a week; Service to Carbonear and Harbour Grace
  • Grand Bank: Blue Crest Nursing Home 709-832-1660.
  • Stephenville Crossing: Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre 709-646-5800,  extension 7216 (dietary supervisor at LTC) or dial 0 for reception
       
Stay Informed with Outage Alerts Newfoundland Power will send Texts and/or emails directly to you when an outage is affecting your neighbourhood. This is in addition to our other forms of outage communications such as website and telephone. It’s Easy To Sign Up Phone: Sign up for text alerts Online: Log into your Newfoundland Power My Account to sign up for text and/or email Outage Alerts. NOTE: If you do not have a My Account login, you can create one using your account number and meter number.
PADA is a not-for-profit corporation developed for the purpose of pursuing social and economic resource development in the Placentia area. Call (709) 227-2072 pada@nf.aibn.com
The Senior's Wellness Hub is based in Grand Falls-Windsor but offer information for all of us. Videos featured on this online resource are:
  • What is Caregiving
  • Medication Safety
  • Eating Right
  • Handling Finances
  • Advance Health Care Planning
  • Pharmacies
  • Coping with Vision Loss
 
Are you a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veteran?  Veterans Affairs Canada  provides services for veterans through the The Veterans Independence Program. You may be eligible for:
  • ground maintenance (snow removal),
  • housekeeping (including errand services),
  • personal care,
  • access to nutrition (Meals on Wheels),
  • transportation costs, and
  • home adaptations for qualified veterans who need assistance to stay in their own homes.
  • Nursing home care  provided if needed.
For information, call: 1-866-522-2122 or e-mail: information@vac-acc.gc.ca If you need help filling out forms or getting access to services, call 1-877-534-4666 Toll free (to connect with a local Royal Canadian Legion service officer).
Plan your future: aging in place. This short video talks about the importance of home and neighbourhood. Video transcript is included.    
This short video talks about the importance of reaching out to family, friends, and neighbours.  Keeping contacts with supports of all ages is needed when  planning to age in place. Video transcript is included.            

This short video talks about the supports and services you may need to stay in your home and community.  Video transcript is included.

This short video answers the question “What is aging in place?”. Video transcript is included.

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