Aging in Place

Supports for staying in your home and staying healthy.

Ontario Renovates Programs

Phone:
Work: 905-546-2424 x2758
Fax Number: 905-546-3271
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
350 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Homeowners may apply if the value of their house is below a certain value and if their household income is at or below certain levels, that are based on the number of people in the household. Eligibility is limited to properties in need of major repair in one or more of the following categories: Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Fire Safety.

How to apply:

Contact for information about the application process.

Homeowner Ontario Renovates offers financial assistance to low-income households who own and occupy substandard housing to enable them to repair their dwellings to a minimum level of health and safety.

Person with Disabilities Ontario Renovates offers financial assistance to low income households occupied by persons with disabilities who require special modifications to improve accessibility to their residence.

Falls Prevention Safety at Home, St. Joseph's Home Care

Phone:
Work: 905-522-6887 x2237
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-463-6612
Contact:
Shamiso Matinyarare, Safety at Home Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all age 55 and older. 

How to apply:

Referral from health care providers, caregivers, or family members, or self-referral. Contact for details.

Provides home assessments and recommendations at no cost to help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes, and falls prevention education program to both seniors and caregivers.

Safety at Home services include:

  • free home assessments
  • referrals for installation of assistive devices, minor home repairs, and modifications
  • subsidies for assistive devices (such as grab bars) and coordination of installation for those who qualify
  • fall prevention education
  • community and professional presentations

Hearing Loss Services, Connect Hearing

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-888-501-2661
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
360 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1J5, Canada
Hours:
See location for hours.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Call or visit website to book an appointment.

Provides education on hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aid technology to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as free hearing tests for clients aged 50+. Also offers sales of hearing aids, batteries, and hearing protection.

HearingLife Services

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-888-514-9515
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Hours vary by location, contact for details.
Cost:
None
Most fees covered by OHIP
Who can access this service:

Open to all; free hearing tests are available for adults ages 19 or older. 

How to apply:

Book an appointment by phone or online. 

Providing hearing healthcare services, including free hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, a selection of digital hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and counselling and assistance. Also provides information on hearing and hearing loss.

Assistive Technology, Silver Cross

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-844-352-7677
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary by service, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Sells mobility equipment and accessibility lifts, and provides up-to-date information and referrals to local installers of accessibility equipment to help with living barrier-free and aging in place. Also provides information on funding for mobility aids and/or home modifications. 

Assistive Devices Sales, Special Needs Computers

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-877-724-4922
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
300 Welland Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2M 5V5, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
Fee assistance available; free initial consultation
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Vendor of assistive devices, including daily living aids, cell phones suitable for older adults, and alarm and appointment reminder devices. Also provides consultation, training, and after sales support. 

March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-877-369-4867
Fax Number: 519-432-4923
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
Program
Costs not covered by the program depends on the client's financial situation
Who can access this service:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a permanent Ontario resident
  • be a person with a substantial impairment that is ongoing and/or recurring and is expected to last one year or more
  • have an impairment that impedes mobility and results in substantial restriction in activities of daily living
  • qualify financially
How to apply:

Complete the online assessment form to begin the application process.

Provides funding to eligible applicants for basic home and/or vehicle modifications which enables children and adults with mobility restrictions to continue living in their homes, avoid job loss, and participate fully in their communities.

Health Promotion Education for Seniors

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all older adults.

How to apply:

Contact to register.

Program where older adults are provided education on chronic disease and learn self-management skills to maintain good health. Special focus on lifestyle modification including weight and blood pressure control.

Idlewyld Manor Long-Term Care

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-574-0482
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
449 Sanatorium Rd, Hamilton, ON L9C 2A7, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
Service
Rates set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, subsidies for standard (basic) rate may be available for eligible applicants
Who can access this service:

Must meet Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Home and Community Care Support Services criteria. Call 905-523-8600 for details.

How to apply:

Apply through Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Home and Community Care Support Services by calling 905-523-8600.

Accredited long-term care home offering nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis. Other services and amenities include: furnishings and bed linens, laundry and housekeeping, personal hygiene supplies, medical/clinical supplies and devices, meals and medication administration, pastoral services, and social and recreational programs.

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Physio In Motion

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-374-9746
Contact:
Maureen Linehan, Manager of Rehabilitation Services
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
By appointment.
Cost:
Service
fees vary, coverage is available through VAC, WSIB, and employee health plans, OHIP may cover services in specific situations, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

A full service, mobile physiotherapy clinic that provides clinical physiotherapy in the client's home or office.

Services offered include:

  • virtual rehabilitation
  • pool therapy
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • car accident rehabilitation
  • athletic therapy/kinesiology
  • acupuncture
  • massage therapy
  • vestibular rehabilitation
  • neurological rehabilitation

 

Foot Care Medical Services, Hamilton Family Foot Care Clinic

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
595 Upper Wellington St, Hamilton, ON L9A 3P8, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details; services are not covered by OHIP
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

Clinic specializing in diabetic and arthritic foot care, sports medicine, and children's conditions. Offers non-surgical treatment options including foot care, custom foot orthotics, cold laser, and shockwave therapy. House calls available for seniors and individuals with mobility issues.

Foot Care Clinic

Phone:
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Third Tuesday of each month.
By appointment only.
Cost:
Service
$35, cash only
Who can access this service:

Open to adults who are unable to otherwise access footcare due to physical, mental, or financial limitations.  Some restrictions apply.

How to apply:

Contact to book an appointment.

A monthly clinic where certified workers provide foot care services, such as assessing foot health, and cutting and filing nails.

SE Health Foot Care Services

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-801-4097
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
1525 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8W 3P8, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details
Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details, private insurance is accepted
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Contact for information or complete the online application form.

Offers a variety of foot care services for older adults.

Services include:

  • nail clipping and filing
  • treating calluses, corns, and ingrown nails
  • preventative treatments
  • screening and assessment for skin and circulatory issues

Centre de Santé Communautaire Support Services for Seniors and Vulnerable Persons

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-437-7606
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
1320 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Services for French-speaking persons aged 55 and over, or over 18 and considered vulnerable.

 

How to apply:

All individual services are by appointment only. Contact for information. 

Providing support services for older adults and vulnerable persons, including:

  • Home care services for eligible clients
  • Case management
  • Community social worker services
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Oral hygiene services
  • Foot care services
  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise programs and workshops

Senior Mental Health Behavioural Inpatient Program

Phone:
Work: 905-522-1155 x36202
Fax Number: 905-381-5617
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 3R2, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Seniors age 65 or younger who have an age-related cognitive decline.

How to apply:

Fax referral and supporting documents to West 5th Campus central intake at 905-381-5620. Call Eric Van Raay (social worker) at 905-522-1155 x36848 to arrange a pre-admission tour. Referring sources should call the unit or the community program with questions about eligibility.

Specialized service and treatment for individuals who have behaviours related to a diagnosis of dementia. Program provides service to Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4 (the regions of Niagara, Brant, and Halton). Program goal is to return clients to an appropriate care setting within their home community after assessment and development of a treatment plan.

Victorian Order of Nurses Caregiver Supports

Phone:
Work: 905-523-1055 x408
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
414 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5G8, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Program open to adults, seniors, and family caregivers.

How to apply:

Contact to register.

Skilled and compassionate VON professionals provide information, education, and emotional support to family caregivers. Caregiver Support groups are available virtually and in-person. Educational classes teach skills for managing stressful caregiving situations, developing self-care, regaining control, and linking with community resources. Services are offered either by telephone or an in-home visit, or as a four-part education series scheduled at different times and locations throughout the area.

Veteran Affairs Canada Veteran Services

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-522-2122
TTY Number: 1-833-921-0071
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
120 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V2, Canada
Hours:
By appointment only.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Veterans and their dependents and families.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Offers a wide variety of services for Canadian Veterans and their families. This includes: 

  • support and services related to physical and mental health and wellness
  • support for income, emergency funding
  • post-service training and education and employment assistance
  • help at home, assistance with at-risk housing situations
  • death and bereavement
  • benefits and services for family, including survivors and caregivers
  • history, memorials, medals, and decorations of those who served

Seniors at Risk in Hamilton

Phone:
Fax Number: 289-271-6990
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
400 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3R1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Seniors impacted by issues such as dementia, abuse/exploitation, mental and physical health challenges, precarious housing, food insecurity and social isolation.

How to apply:

Referral form can be found online and faxed to 289-271-6990.

A centralized referral and intake process to facilitate timely interventions and supports for seniors impacted by issues such as dementia, abuse/exploitation, mental and physical health challenges, precarious housing, food insecurity, and social isolation.

Programs include: 

  • Case Management for Seniors at Risk
  • Dementia and Caregiver Support
  • Homelessness Prevention and Intervention
  • Volunteer Telephone Support
  • Virtual Senior Group

Canadian Hearing Services Support Groups and Counselling

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-518-0000
TTY Number: 1-877-215-9530
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
50 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4W3, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Some programs have specific eligibility requirements for individuals age 55 and older or newcomers to Canada.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Provides professional counselling and support groups for Deaf and hard of hearing people living with mental health issues, addiction, relationship problems, stress, abuse, and other challenges.

General counselling services are available as well as services targeted for individuals age 55 and older or for newcomers to Canada.

NeedaDoc.ca

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all residents of Hamilton.

How to apply:

Various services may require referrals, no registration or referral required to access the website

An online service of Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph's Healthcare, and McMaster University designed to aid individuals and families in navigating the health related services in the city of Hamilton.

Website contains information for local urgent care centres, hospital emergency departments, family doctors, managing chronic illness, prescriptions, and mental health.

Health811

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 811
TTY Number: 1-866-797-0007
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all residents of Ontario.

How to apply:

Phone 811, or visit website for live chat.

A free, confidential service which provides health advice and general health information from a registered nurse, as well as assistance finding health care providers, symptom assessment tool, and medical library.

In emergency situations a person should always call 911.

Also offers 24/7 breastfeeding support line. Breastfeeding experts available 24/7 to answer questions, provide breastfeeding plans, and provide referrals to in-person breastfeeding services in Hamilton.