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Where can seniors get tech help?
A list of free services for seniors looking to get help with how to use computers and free popular web tools.
Do I need private health insurance if I have OHIP?
You may need private health insurance to cover additional costs like prescriptions. There are a few ways to start your search and things to consider when finding affordable insurance.
What is the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program?
The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) offers routine dental services for eligible seniors aged 65 and over.
What is the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?
The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a federal program that will help cover some of the cost of various oral health care services for eligible residents of Canada.
What are community health centres?
Community Health Centres (CHC) services help people in your community get health care and attend programs regardless of their life situation or financial status.
Where can I find health services for seniors?
In general, you can use the same health programs and services as other adults. Some programs and services may be especially useful.
What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability?
If you or a family member have a disability that may impact your income or personal finances, there may be options to help in this list of programs.
What help can seniors get to continue living at home?
If you want to live in your own home, you can get some health services in your home. You can also get financial help to make your home safe for you.
Who should get a flu shot?
Fact sheets from the Ministry of Health on who should get a flu shot and why.
What is a virtual emergency department?
A virtual emergency department is an online consultation with an emergency doctor when you need attention right away.
What is a power of attorney (POA) and when would I need one?
A living will, or power of attorney, is a legal document that gives someone you trust the authority to make decisions for you when you are no longer capable.
What resources are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing?
There are different types of supports and services available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as their families. If you think that you may have hearing loss the first step is to have your hearing assessed.
What are seniors' homes?
You can choose to live in different kinds of special housing for seniors only. Some homes are for independent living, which means that you do not get any special services. Some homes have health care or personal care services for you.
How can I improve my mental health?
Maintaining good mental health is a lifelong process. The most important thing to remember when you are working to improve your mental health; you aren’t doing it alone.
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is hurt or neglect of a senior (elderly) person. Often, it is done by someone who is responsible for caring for the senior person.
What is the Assistive Devices Program?
In Ontario, the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids if you have a long-term physical disability. The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies, like those used with diabetes.
A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
This guide has information about topics such as active living, caregiving, finances, health and wellness, housing, legal matters and transportation.
Does OHIP cover physiotherapy?
Seniors and eligible patients can access publicly funded clinic-based services in communities across the province, covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP).
What is Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)?
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is when you or your health care provider administer prescription medication to assist with your death, with your consent. It is legal in Canada.