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SENIOR DISABILITIES


SERVICES FOR SENIORS WITH DISABILITIES


Client Support program This program provides professional homemaking support in the client’s home in order to allow care partners a much needed break. The Alzheimer Society contracts this service to licensed, insured agencies in our community.


Friendly Visiting/Respite The Volunteer Respite Visiting Program is a free, in-home support program. Through the program, a trained volunteer provides companionship to a person in the early to mid-stages of dementia through weekly visits.


Education Education and information is available for persons with early stage dementia, their care partner, family members and general public. In addition, we provide education to home support workers and long term care facility staff.


Children’s Education Program We are available to provide information and education to children of all ages as dementia affects the whole family.


Safely Home Alzheimer Wandering Person Registry provides police services with identification information to help the police to find the registered person and return them safely home.


Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Services Enhance local knowledge and skills in psychogeriatric care by providing supports to staff in LTC homes, CCAC’s and Community Support Agencies, acting as advisors, educators, facilitators and network builders.


Home Renovation Financial Assistance for Low- income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities For many seniors the decision to move into a long-term care facility is made either because they are no longer able to maintain their homes, or are experiencing difficulty navigating through the home due to mobility issues. Funding may be available to low-income seniors or persons with disabilities to update the home with barrier-free modifications. There are two programs available including one administered locally through the City of Brantford and available to seniors who qualify for funding through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.


52 HOUSING CORPORATION (CMHC)


Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) Administration and Project Coordinator Brant Housing, City of Brantford Phone 519-759-3330 ext. 6307


The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) is geared to low-income persons with disabilities (including seniors) in which financial assistance for home renovation may be available for projects related to mobility and safety. This may include lowering countertops, creating barrier-free zones in entranceways or shower stalls or other modifications specific to the disability.


HOME ADAPTATIONS FOR SENIORS’ INDEPENDENCE (HASI)


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC) 1 800-668-2642 Website: www.cmhc.ca


The CMHC program called Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI) allows low- income seniors to apply for forgivable loans up to $3,500.00 for minor renovation projects for such items as handrails, easy to reach storage areas, lever handles in doors, walk-in showers with grab bars or other projects that allow seniors to stay in their homes longer. NOTE: Work carried out before funding approval is not eligible.


211 Website: www.211ontario.ca


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