Helpful Content for Home Care & Senior Care Services
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.
Heart Meditation for Ukraine
From HeartMath: Heart Meditation for Ukraine Collective Compassion for Ukraine There has been a global outpouring of collective compassion since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war for all the people who are suffering, have lost loved ones, lost their homes, and had...
Seniors who say No to Personal Support
Here is a short story about a client who thought they didn’t need help. Joy (not her real name) is in her late eighties and lives alone. She is a friendly, optimistic, and independent woman with an active social life. Her daughter felt she needed additional help…
Hot Breakfast Month – February
Hot Breakfast Month is celebrated to ward off February chills & to get you into the routine of healthy breakfasts. Check our suggestions.
Mediterranean Diet Benefits: Fact or Fad?
You may have heard a lot about the Mediterranean diet and how it is supposedly good for you. Exactly what is the Mediterranean diet? There actually is no 'Mediterranean' diet - it's just a general reference to the food people in Italy, Greece and other countries...
Top 10 Tips For Caring For Older Adults
Top 10 Tips For Caring For Older Adults from Forbes. Remaining in good health as an older adult requires much more than what medication and treatment alone have to offer. Below are ten pieces of advice.
Senior Loneliness and Why Companionship Matters
Companions for Seniors why it matters? Companionship provides seniors with an emotional connection and human contact. Helps seniors overcome loneliness.
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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