Older Adult Mental Health & Social Isolation

Supports for during a crisis, improving mental health or during social isolation.

Welcome Inn Community Centre Community Visitation Program

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
40 Wood St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 3Y3, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Seniors living in the central and north end of Hamilton. 

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Friendly visits and/or telephone reassurance for persons who are living in their own home/apartment or recovering from hospital stays. Time is spent listening, playing games, making crafts, going on outings, telling stories, and enjoying one another’s company. Individual interviews with both the senior and the volunteer are conducted before a match is made.

Volunteer Visiting, Kemp Care Network

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
277 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1B1, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary, contact for details.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to anyone living with a life-threatening illness in Greater Hamilton. Programs available specifically for children and for adults.

How to apply:

Contact for more information.

Specially trained volunteers offer companionship, respite for caregivers, connection to palliative resources, and/or outings for adults and children. Support is provided through one-on-one visits with residents. 

Dundas Community Services Friendly Calling

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults and adults with disabilities.

How to apply:

To register for the Friendly Calling program please call or complete the contact form on the website. Information about volunteering as a friendly caller can be found on the volunteering webpage.

Friendly callers offer companionship and quality conversations through weekly calls. Clients will also have access to other helpful resources and information within the community. Calls usually last 15-30 minutes. Trained volunteers are matched with a client by similar interests and background. Please note that this service does not include in-person friendly visits.

Friendly Calling, Chatting to Wellness

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

Open to all seniors in Canada.

How to apply:

Register by phone or online. A confirmation email will contain the date and time of the phone call, and a Chatter will call at the scheduled time. 

Provides youth companionship to seniors over the phone to reduce loneliness and improve health. 

Life Long Care Program

Phone:
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
34 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all urban Indigenous men, women, and their families.

How to apply:

Contact to register.

Provides community support services to urban Indigenous clients, regardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail, or elderly. 

Services include:

  • friendly visiting
  • security checks/reassurance service
  • congregate dining
  • transportation 
  • Aboriginal support

Dundas Community Services Friendly Visiting

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Older adults and adults with disabilities.

How to apply:

Call to register or register by completing the online contact form. Information about volunteering as a friendly caller can be found on the volunteering webpage.

Provides companionship and support to help seniors or persons with disabilities remain independent in their homes. This programs aims to enrich the social interaction of individuals by connecting them to the community and other helpful resources. Visits last around one hour and usually take place in the client's home (including retirement residences) once per week. 

Each friendly visitor volunteer is carefully matched with a client by similar interests and background. All volunteers are required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening Check, take part in the interview process, pass the reference check, and participate in a training session. 

At Your Senior Service

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
53 Golden Iris Cres, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H3, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary * Contact for details
Cost:
Service
Fees vary according to service and level of care provided.  Contact for details.
Who can access this service:

Services designed to support seniors and their caregivers

How to apply:

Contact to register

Provides support services by qualified professionals that improve the quality of life for seniors and enables seniors to maintain their independence while living in their home. Hourly, weekend, short term, long term, and respite care available. Staff are properly screened, fully licensed and insured. Services include:

Personal care

  • Exercise and range of motion
  • Transferring
  • Feeding

Companion care

  • Fall prevention
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping and errands
  • Laundry

Specialty care

  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hip Replacement
  • Stroke

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

SE Health Help at Home 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 home supports to help older adults live independently in their own homes.

Services include:

  • housekeeping, light chores, and laundry
  • meal preparation and grocery shopping
  • social supports including appointment accompaniment, friendly chatting, and day excursions

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.

Connect Mental Heath and Addiction Outpatient Programs

Phone:
Work: 905-522-1155 x36499
Fax Number: (905) 389-3815
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 3R2, Canada
Hours:
Hours vary by program, contact for details
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Individuals with mental health concerns. 

How to apply:

Complete and submit the online application form. If the fillable form will not open, download the flattened referral form, complete it by hand and fax it to 905-389-3815

Connect is a centralized intake service for St. Joe's Mental Health and Addiction outpatient programs.

Accepts and processes referrals for the following clinics:

  • Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic
  • Mood Disorders Program
  • Women’s Health Concerns Clinic
  • Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic
  • Cleghorn Early Intervention for Psychosis Clinic
  • Youth Wellness Centre
  • Seniors Mental Health
  • Outpatient Eating Disorders
  • Concurrent Disorders Program
  • Community Psychiatry Clinic
  • Bridge to Recovery Program
  • East Region Mental Health Service