The more informed you are about elderly care, the better equipped you are to provide care, decide what type of care your loved one needs, find the right care provider and ensure that they receive the services they need to live as independently as possible. Below you will find a comprehensive list of quality online resources related to senior care that cover how to deal with a variety of medical conditions and diseases as well as general health information.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Learn about the types of care, questions to ask care providers and other senior care topics from the Government of Ontario.
Alzheimer Society of Canada – Latest news and information about Alzheimer’s Disease including how to provide care, treatments, research and available services and programs.
The Canadian Hearing Society – Learn how to prevent hearing loss, how to improve the independence of the deaf and hard of hearing people as well as what services are available.
Arthritis Society – Helpful information for people living with Arthritis. Read articles on diagnosis, treatment and available programs.
CNIB – Providing community-based support to help Canadians who are blind or partially sighted achieve their goals and increase their independence.
Heart & Stroke Foundation – Source of information about stroke, heart disease, surgeries and treatments.
CCAC – Information and locations of government-funded health care services and long-term care homes.
Health Canada – Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
Aging and Seniors – Health Canada – Provides federal leadership on health issues related to aging and seniors.
Canadian Cancer Society – National community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer.
Osteoporosis Society of Canada – Information on the challenges facing seniors with osteoporosis and how to deal with them. Including details on diagnosis, lifestyle changes, drug therapies etc.
Parkinson Society Canada – Raises money for finding the cause and cure of Parkinson’s disease.