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Companionship For Seniors

Have you ever noticed that during your lifetime friends, neighbors or family have either moved away, lost contact with you or worse, they passed away?

For some of us, losing contact with friends, family or neighbors can become more common than we would like. Maybe your children have grown and had children of their own, so they all have busy lives and less time to spend with you. Before you know it, you feel like everyone has moved on in their lives, leaving you behind.  

Many of us want a companion in our lives, someone we can talk to, share stories with, or who enjoys the same music, TV shows or movies. You may need someone who will take you to doctor appointments or shop for you and run errands. Someone who is there just for you and makes it all about you.

Our companion caregivers love spending time with the elderly and will engage in conversation with them and listen to their stories. I can’t tell you how many caregivers have told me they grew up with their grandmother whom they loved dearly and who inspired them to want to help and support the elderly.

Our caregivers would love to be that special someone who is there for you.

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Companionship For Seniors

Senior companionship services enhance the quality of life and dignity of Canadians in their homes.

We all need a companion of some sort in our lives; someone we can talk to, share stories with, or who enjoys the same TV shows or movies. However, as we grow older our friends tend to move away, lose contact or worse pass away.

Add more interest to your life!

Let us provide senior companionship services you would enjoy. Whether it’s reading a book, someone to walk with or interesting conversation. Our quality caregivers are good listeners, enjoy hearing interesting stories and may be able to share a good story or two of their own!

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Resources

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.

Eligibility 

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:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-help-high-prescription-drug-costs

or by calling:

1-800-575-5386 (toll free)

1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

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:           

https://www.otip.com/Why-OTIP/News/What-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-Ontario-Drug-Benef

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.

Click Here to Learn More.

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.

Click Here to Learn More

Feel free to send us your request for information and we will get back to you asap.

Service Days for our clients: 7 days a week
Service Hours for our clients: 24/7 or as per your request.
Office hours call between 8 am – 8 pm

SERVICE AREAS

Etobicoke
Thornhill
North York
Richmond Hill
Markham

Approved Healthcare

301 Rexdale Blvd, 2nd Floor, 
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1R8

+ 1-416-746-8840