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Date updated: June 6, 2019

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.

SeniorsNL has an Information and Referral Service where volunteer seniors respond to phone calls, e-mails and online requests. We have developed lists of businesses and other organizations that provide services in the seniors’ home or the community (often for a fee).

Do you need foot care? Do you want to know who will come to your home?

Accessible taxis? We have a list.

Do you need home blood collection?

Home maintenance or Home accessibility (e.g. installing ramps, grab bars, etc.).

Are Home-delivered meals available in your town?

Where to find Information about Emergency Alarm Systems and Medical Alert Systems

 

We cannot list everything here… just contact us!

We can even help you search the yellow pages or other directories.

 

NOTE: SeniorsNL does not have any direct experience with these companies and does NOT recommend or endorse one company over another.

It is important to get several quotes and ask for and check a company’s references before hiring their services.

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.
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).
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.
Huddol - Learn from the wisdom of the Huddol community. Huddol is a platform run by the Canadian Caregiver Network (“CCN”), a registered non-profit organization in Montreal, Canada. Huddol is for people over 13 years of age.
  • Find help. Offer help.
    • Collaborate with health professionals and people like you to problem solve and share helpful advice.
  • Huddol rewards positive impact
    • Earn Huddol tokens when you contribute helpful guidance and support.
  • You have to Join (currently for free) to access a Desktop version or App (mobile application)
    • Join groups (“Communities”)
    • Follow topics (“Topics”)
    • Vote and benefit from rewards (“Rewards”) and
    • Access related resources and tools.
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.
Do you take care of a loved one? This is an informative website with some good information and links to federal resources about caregiving. Please note – any provincial links contain Ontario-specific information.
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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