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Kathy Kastner's End of Life information: Best Endings


The ticket to finding real support for caregivers in Canada is the 211 information line, which is spreading across this country.
See also:

Toronto offers a 311 number for help, as do other cities: Winnipeg 311 Online.

Ontario 211Canadian Virtual Hospice is another resource, with super chat rooms for caregivers.
Also, I would direct you to your provincial Hospice Association of Ontario or territorial office.

If a family member has cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has many resources, human and tangible; services, libraries, peer caregiver support, access to research, as do many disease-specific groups, e.g., Alzheimer Society of CanadaAlzheimer Society of Ontario. They provided me with peer support when my mother and father were both dying of cancer.

Ontario has many Adult Day Away Programs, non-profit agencies, such as The Friends, provide a full day of activities, and take in adults with dementia to provide respite to caregivers.

I volunteer with Community Home Support - Lanark County, a Transfer Payment Agency, like many others, which fundraises to provide assistance to those needing support at home. They also receive limited funding from the government.

For the most part, CCACs in Ontario, your local healthcare service through the LHIN, can refer you to local agencies.
Specifically, look for a local, Ontario, CCAC community home support office in Ontario. They should be in your phone book.

Finding a health care provider

Do you not have a family doctor? By registering with Health Care Connect, you will be assigned a Care Connector to help you find family health care in your community.

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

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