The Ontario government has a variety of fully funded community senior initiatives available to Canadian residents. Combining in home care with community care is an excellent way to improve your loved one’s mental health and keep them active.
In Home Services for Seniors
If your loved one still lives at home, especially if they live alone, in home services are a great option for care. This service allows your loved one to maintain their independence while also improving their wellbeing.
There are so many different ways your loved one can benefit from in home services for seniors. Aside from homemaking and personal care, which includes daily housework and personal hygiene and healthy living habits, in home caregivers can also help identify if your senior loved one’s health is deteriorating, which may require them to seek medical help to diagnose the problem. These issues may require the services of a variety of healthcare professionals, who may also be available for in home visits.
Having a caregiver come to your loved one’s home can also give them much-needed companionship.
Community Care for Seniors
Seniors in Ontario have access to a wide variety of community services that can help them in their daily lives. Not only do these programs help to get the elderly out of their homes for a bit of socialization, but these programs can also boost their health and wellbeing.
No matter your senior loved one’s interests, there are adult day programs available for them to access. All these activities help promote a healthier lifestyle for seniors. Fitness classes can help seniors get their 150 minutes of exercise each week, without the task feeling like a chore. Additionally, social events and other activities can help seniors combat elderly isolation and promote their mental wellbeing.
One in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall at least once this year. Falling can lead to serious health problems in the elderly, which is why exercise and fall prevention classes might just save your loved one’s life. This is another community care option available to local seniors, helping to keep them active and independent.
Residential and community hospice services are also available for seniors living in Ontario. These options are available for both those requiring palliative care and their family members who require support. When it comes to the end of someone’s life, their family and friends may require extra resources to cope. Counselling and support groups are available to those who need them.
Many of these options may be available for free in your community.