Resources

On this page we have compiled a series of links that we feel are good starting points for those who wish to learn more about health conditions that may be affecting a loved one. General health and wellness tips for seniors are also included at the bottom of the page.

Many of these websites are large, and so we also provide links to particular subsections that may be of interest.

Arthritis

The Arthritis Society has a page about understanding arthritis and its various types as well as guides for managing the disease.

JointHealth offers a series of fact sheets about different types of arthritis, information about medical and non-medical treatments, and how to get healthcare if you recognize some of the symptoms.

Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario has information about dementia (including videos) as well as articles about living with the disorder. They also publish a series of brochures and pamphlets that are available online.

Baycrest Health Sciences provides dementia resources for caregivers and information about behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Diabetes

Diabetes Canada features general information about diabetes, help for managing the disease, and links to support services.

Heart and Stroke

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada presents basic facts about heart disease and stroke and appropriate emergency responses, as well as guides for healthy living that focus on prevention.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has information on various heart diseases and conditions plus a section devoted to prevention and wellness that features an online risk calculator.

The Stroke Recovery Guide by the Toronto Stroke Networks is a series of articles on daily living in the aftermath of a stroke.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada offers information about the disease and how it can be managed, a video series on exercise, and numerous brochures and fact sheets.

Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario has a resources page with information about coping with daily challenges as well as ways to make adjustments to the home environment.

Parkinson Canada has information about understanding and living with Parkinson’s. They also have a YouTube channel.

Drug Science has information about how CBD oil can help those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

General Health and Wellness

Smart Aging is a feature of the Baycrest Health Sciences site that covers diet, exercise, mental health and other topics.

Eat Right Ontario has a section devoted to nutritional information for seniors and can help you connect with a registered dietitian.

Health and Wellness for Seniors is a section of the Government of Ontario website that has information on physical activity, fall prevention, vaccinations, and how to find programs and services.

The Safe Living Guide, produced by the Government of Canada, is a guide to home safety for seniors.

Programs and Services

The Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario covers topics such as tax benefits, community support, housing, transportation, and legal matters.

The Assistive Devices Program offers financial aid for equipment and supplies needed in caring for a long-term physical disability.

The Ontario Drug Benefit page outlines the details of Ontario’s prescription drug coverage.

The Ontario Disability Support Program can offer financial assistance for essential living expenses, prescription drugs and other services.