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Many older adults believe they don’t need in-home support or care.
Listen to our audio message to get some tips on how to respectfully suggest support or care to a loved one.
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If you want to prevent dangerous falls in an aging adult, here’s one of the very best things you can do: be proactive about getting the right kind of medical assessment after a fall.
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. Read tips and resources on preventing falls from trusted sources.
We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?
Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not?
Empathy tips to help you have that difficult conversation with your parent or loved one about getting care and support with their Activities of Daily Living (ADLS’s).
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One of our goals at Approved Healthcare is to inform you about programs and services that are available to help ease your financial burden from healthcare costs.
The following are programs that may apply to your health care needs, as well as how to save on private caregiver service costs. Click on any of the program headings below to get more details.
Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors
Did you know there are discounted Healthcare Programs available, and not just for seniors but people who have serious health issues?
We want to help you to Get Informed!
Dental care for low-income seniors
Learn how to access free, routine dental care for eligible seniors 65 years or older, through the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The program is designed to support low-income seniors.
You can apply for the program if you:
- are 65 years of age or older
- are a resident of Ontario
- meet the income requirements.
- have no other form of dental benefits, including private insurance or dental coverage under another government program such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits
Click here to learn more: https://www.ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors
Trillium Drug Program
The Trillium Drug Program helps Ontarians pay for their high prescription-drug costs. This plan covers more than 4,400 prescription drugs currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefits (ODB) Program
You should apply if you:
- live in Ontario
- have a valid Ontario health card number
- do not have an insurance plan that pays for 100% of your drugs
- spend about 4% or more of your after-tax household income on prescription-drug costs
- do notalready qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit* program
Details can be found on the website:
or by calling:
1-800-575-5386 (toll free)
416-642-3038 (in Toronto area)
Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB)
You will qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program when you turn 65 years old or because of specific circumstances.
Click here to learn more:
Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Do Not Pay HST!
If you are eligible to receive services from LHIN caregivers (lower rates), and you also have a private caregiver, then you do NOT have to pay HST for private care during the duration of receiving LHIN caregiver services.
Click here to find the LHIN office in your area: http://www.lhins.on.ca/
Family Caregiver Tax Benefit Info - Tax credits for families who personally care for their loved ones.
The family caregiver amount (FCA) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps Canadians with the costs of caring for a dependent with a physical or mental impairment who is living with the taxpayer.
Assistive Devices Program
If you have a long-term physical disability, you can get help paying for equipment and supplies when you qualify for the Assistive Devices Program.
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