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Living at Home and Community Care

There are many community organizations and resources that can increase the independence of seniors. Most are available to seniors whether they are living with or without a caregiver. A number of home support programs are available for those who need assistance to remain in their home. These include services such as the following:

  • recreational opportunities
  • home maintenance
  • legal, financial and tenant advice
  • telephone assurance
  • friendly visiting
  • respite care
  • transportation
  • escorts
  • homemaking
  • library services
  • meal programs such as diners' clubs and frozen meals programs
  • income tax assistance
  • foot care
  • help with errands. 

        from Community Resources for Caregivers of Seniors, KFLA Community Care Access Centre.

In addition to the resources listed below, the Other Resources and Healthy Living sections of this guide list more of the various organizations that provide the above services.

 

Bahay CAREgiver Services

Phone: 613-549-0833
Fax: 613-549-2489
Email: maria@bahaycaregivers.com
Website: http://bahaycaregivers.com/
Address:

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24 Gibson Avenue
Kingston, ON
K7L 4R2
Description: Bahay CAREgiver Services is dedicated to helping families that want to provide their mother or father with the enjoyment, freedom and security of living in their own home. We specialize in providing full-time live-in caregivers to care for elderly persons under the Federal Government's Live-in Caregiver Program. Live-in Caregivers provide multiple services including companionship, assistance with daily living, cooking, cleaning, general errands, non-medical and many other services. For more information, please contact us.

Heart to Heart Senior's Services

Phone:(613) 453-7668
Email: hearttoheart@cogeco.ca
Website: http://www.h2hcare.ca/
Address:

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142 Joseph St
Kingston, ON
K7K 2H7
Application: No Application Needed.
Description: A privately-owned, home-based business offers support services to seniors' to help them to keep an easier, more independent lifestyle through assistance with activities of daily living.

Home Owner Assistance

Phone: 1-800-668-2642
Email: chic@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
Website: http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_004.cfm
Address:

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700 Montreal Road.
Ottawa, On.
K1A 0P7
Description: For seniors who want to continue to live independently and want to improve safety in their homes, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers these programs.

• The Home Adaptation for Seniors' Independence Program helps homeowners and landlords pay for minor home adaptations (e.g. handrails, grab bars) that will allow low income seniors to stay longer in their own homes.
• The Emergency Repair Program helps low-income homeowners or occupants in rural and remote areas make emergency repairs to their houses to keep their home safe.
• The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program helps low income homeowners pay for repairs necessary to bring their properties up to minimum health and safety standards.

For more information on any of the programs please call the number listed above or visit the CMHC Website.

ParaMed Home Health Care - Kingston

Phone: 613-549-0112 or
1-800-267-7853
Email: vrabadi@paramed.com
Website: http://www.paramed.ca/
Address:

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786 Blackburn Mews
Kingston, ON
K7P 2N7
Description: ParaMed provides complete and professional home health care services with an uncommon commitment to personalized planning and conscientious care. They can deliver and support all at-home health care requirements-from short-term recovery plans to complex, extended and long-term programs. Call for more information.

Premier Homecare Services

Phone: 613-531-0931
Fax: 613-531-1872
Email: infokingston@homecarephs.com
Website: http://www.premierhomecareservices.com/
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993 Princess Street Suite 217
Kingston, ON.
K7L 1H3
Description: Premier Homecare Services provides non medical in home care to allow seniors to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Premier Homecare seeks to improve the quality of senior life through dependable, caring service and thereby protects the dignity of seniors.

Premier Homecare Services offers a vast array of services including: palliative and respite care, Alzheimer and dementia care, housekeeping and laundry, mail preparation, transportation to appointments, home safety evaluations, preparing and cooking fresh meals, grooming assistance, and medication reminders. For a complete list of services call Premier Homecare Services or visit their website.

Roving Dental Hygiene

Phone:613-770-3801
Fax:888-688-7309
Email: mobilehygiene@cogeco.ca
Website: http://www.mobilehygiene.ca/
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29 Churchill St
Kingston, Ont.
K7M 2K7
Description: Roving Dental Hygiene is a mobile dental hygiene practice that comes into the homes of patients who are unable to access traditional dental clinics. A local hygienist joins your health care team and provides a vital link between oral health and quality of life. Each patient will be individually assessed for their oral health. A treatment plan will be created that best reflects the stabilization of oral gum disease. Referrals to dentists and denturists are facilitated. Strict infection control protocols are adhered to. Insurance plans are accepted and fees are in accordance with the Ontario Dental Hygienist Fee Guide.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Phone: 613-530-3400
Fax:1-866-619-4063
Email: HelanaMckeag@saintelizabeth.com
Website: http://www.saintelizabeth.com/
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1471 John Counter Boulevard Suite 410
Kingston, ON
K7M 8S8
Application: Through the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Community Care Access Centre. Those not covered by the CCAC should contact the office directly.
Description: Provides in-home nursing, personal and home support services.

Seniors Association Kingston Region

Phone: 613-548-7810
Fax: 613-531-1862
Email: info@seniorskingston.ca
Website: http://seniorskingston.ca/
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56 Francis Street
Kingston, ON
K7M 1L8
Description: The Seniors Association offers seniors a variety of lifestyle services that promote healthy living. A few of the services include:
  • Providing referrals to people who can do chores and repairs around your home
  • Legal advice
  • Foot care services by appointment
  • Hearing health and arthritis clinics
  • Having a friendly visitor drop by for a chat
  • Tenant and financial advice provided by knowledgeable professionals
  • Telephone security check (a volunteer to call you daily)
  • Victorian Order of Nurses, Home Support Services

    Phone: 613-634-0130
    Fax: 613-634-0125
    Email: von@elo.von.ca
    Website: http://www.von.ca/
    Address:

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    737 Arlington Park Place
    Kingston, ON
    K7M 8M8
    Description: Provides assistance to Canadians when and where they need them. Services include:

    • Foot Care Program offers in a clinical setting or in the privacy of your own home foot care throughout the KFL&A area.
    • Wellness Clinics provided throughout the KFL&A area. Include, but are not limited to, glucose testing, cholesterol testing, smoking cessation and blood pressure testing.
    • SMART - Seniors Managing Active Roles Together Program offers an exercise program designed for older adults and those with physical challenges in a comfortable environment.
    • C.A.R.E. - Community Assisted Respite Enrichment Program is to provide respite to caregivers.
    • Transportation Services Program is to provide individuals access to transportation for medical, social and personal needs within the Kingston area.
    • Meals on Wheels Program provides hot and/or frozen meals to the residents of Kingston.
    • Private Contact Services for individuals needing private nursing, home support, and homemaking.
    • Flu Clinics to administer the flu shot as recommended by the Ministry of Health.

    Queen's Human Resources
    Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
    T: 613.533.2070 | F: 613.533.6196
    hradmin@queensu.ca