Aging at Home

This program is designed for patients over the age of 65 who are registered to one of our Physicians, and are facing challenges in their home environment. We welcome referrals from the patients themselves, their family or caregivers.

The Markham Family Health Teams Aging at Home Program team consists of a Program Administrator, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Pharmacist, and a focused-practice geriatric physician. The team’s focus is on assessment of the senior’s physical, emotional and mental health within the environment of his or her own home. From there, we work together with the patient and family to secure referrals to specialists, clinics, day programs, and personal care support as required.

Support is also available for the caregivers or family.

An Advanced Care Planning session will be held on June 21st at 2PM.

Click here for more information.

For more information about this program, please call 905-471-9999 ext 456 to speak with the Program Administrator, Ms. Rebecca Robinson, or speak with your Markham Family Health Team health care provider.

A list of available resources can be found below:

Resources

Driving

APPROVED FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT CENTER’S FOR DRIVERS
CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre – Markham
110 Copper Creek Drive Markham, Ontario, L6B 0P5 Telephone number: 905-472-2273 Toll free number: 1-800-463-2225 Fax number: 905-472-2814 Email: markham@cbi.ca Web: www.cbi.ca Services offered: Medical Assessments, Service disponible en français
Province wide listing available at: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/functional-assessment-centres.shtml

Health Care Associations

Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program (ACDP)

Through March of Dimes-programs, rehab, support services

https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/AboutUs/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

Main office
March of Dimes Canada
Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
13311 Yonge St., Suite 202
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3L6
(905) 773-7758 ext. 6216
1-800-567-0315

CARDIAC CARE NETWORK OF ONTARIO

416-512-7472

www.ccn.on.ca

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO

416-489-7111

www.heartandstroke.ca

PARKINSON SOCIETY CANADA

1-800-565-3000

www.parkinson.ca

CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND (CNIB)

CLIENT SERVICES FAX LINE

1929 BAYVIEW AVE

TO, ON M4G 3E8

CLIENT SERVICES 1-800-563-2642 M-F

Or 416-486-2500

Fax 416-480-8645

www.cnib.ca

Request for Service Form available from AAH Administrator or on-line

OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA

1-800-463-6842

www.osteoporosis.ca

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF CANADA

http://www.alzheimer.ca/en

905-895-1337

1-800-616-8816

Alzheimer Society of York Region
2-240 Edward St.
Aurora, ON  L4G 3S9
Tel: 905-726-3477
Toll free: 1-888-414-5550 (Canada only)
Fax: 905-726-1917
Email: info@alzheimer-york.com

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

1-800-321-1433

www.arthritis.ca

Joint replacement information:

www.myjointreplacement.ca

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

1-800-268-8874

www.cancer.ca

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

1-800-226-8468

www.diabetes.ca

CANADIAN HEARING SOCIETY, YORK REGION

1-877-715-7511

www.chs.ca

THE LUNG ASSOCIATION COPD

www.lung.ca/copd

Home Care Services

COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRE (CCAC)

Community based health care and support services

Funded by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
905-763-9928
http://healthcareathome.ca/central/en

CHATS community home service to seniors
Phone 905-713-6596 or 1-877-452-4287
www.chats.on.ca
Email seniorshelp@chats.on.ca

CAREGIVER SERVICES-personal care/home care
Phone 905-642-9494
www.countryhomecare.ca
LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES-Senior home care
Phone 416-628-5072
www.LAservices.ca
REGIONAL NURSING
Phone 905-709-0700
Fax 905-709-4147

www.regionalnursingservices.com
Professional nursing and Personal Support services.
Currently offers services in over 40 languages.
Regional Nursing Services is a contracted home care provider to the CCAC of York Region

WE CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES
Nursing and home support
York Region 905-657-0832
www.wecare.ca

COMFORT KEEPERS
Personal support workers
Phone 1-866-363-0072
www.comfortkeepers.ca
STYLIST ON CALL
Dee Dee Khan-Markham area
In home Salon Services
Phone 416-630-5001/1-800-863-2887
http://www.jpforpr.com/soc/
VHA EXTREME CLEANING
(CCAC rec’d)
Phone 416-489-2500 ext 4349
Or 1-888-314-6622 ext 4349
Home cleaning-will work with hoarding etc

Health Resources

TRILLIUM DRUG PROGRAM
For 65+ with drug cost for medications not covered by CCAC
Phone 1-800-575-5386
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/programs/odb/opdp_trillium.aspx
MARKHAM STOUFFVILLE HOSPITAL
GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NURSE
Phone 905-472-7373 ext. 6007 or ext. 6988

Home Oxygen

MEDIGAS
RESPIRATORY & IN HOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES
385 Bentley St E
Markham L3R 9T2
Head Office 416-365-1050
Home Care 416-365-1700
Fax 416-365-0092

Authorized vendor for Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care-Assisted Devices Program.
Physician referral required

LINCARE
Home oxygen
27 West Beaver Creek Road #10
Richmond Hill on L4B 1M6
Phone 866-979-0202
Fax 855-822-1330

Home Safety

MEDIchair Markham

5293 HWY 7E, Unit 5

Markham, Ontario

L3P 1B8

Phone: (905) 471-5224 ext. 23

Fax: (905) 471-3669

Email: rose.titus@markham.medichair.com

Website:

http://www.markham.medichair.com/

MEDIC ALERT

Medical alarm service

www.medicalert.ca

PHILIPS LIFELINE

Medical alarm service

1-800-543-3546                                                                      con’t…..

www.lifeline.ca

Peter Carney

Lifeline community representative

1-800-387-8120 x7760

1-800-313-9764

Peter.Carney@phillips.com

HME LTD

Home medical equipment

1-866-571-9333

www.hmemobility.com

UNIVERSAL MOTION

Vehicle modification

1-877-899-0699

www.universalmotion.com

SHOPPERS HOME HEALTH CARE

Home safety, assistive devices

1-800-SHOPPERS

www.shoppershomehealthcare.ca

9255 Woodbine Ave Unit 5 Markham

(905)887-9055

Fax (905) 887-2415

Mobility

DIGNITY TRANSPORTATION
Phone 1-866-398-2109
http://www.dignitytransportation.com/incon.php#
MOBILITY PLUS (for people with disabilities)
Local 905-762-2112 Toll free: 1-866-744-1119 Fax: 905-762-2110
http://mobilityplus.yrt.ca/en/
PRIVATE AMBULANCE (AMBUTRANS)
http://ambutrans.on.ca/
Non-emergency medical transportation between hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes, airports, private residences, rehabilitation centers and psychiatric facilities, both in and out of the GTA.
Dispatch 416-423-2323
Office 416-496-2444
Fax 416-496-8465
Book 24hrs in advance
$115-$150 cost

Meal Services

MARKHAM MEALS ON WHEELS (CHATS)
http://www.chats.on.ca/MealsonWheels
Fees – effective October 1, 2015 $5.99 per entrée Soup/Dessert/CHATS pack (snack) $2.49 each
CHATS 905-713-6596 or 1-877-452-4287

Orthotics/Chiropody

STOUFFVILLE FAMILY FOOTCARE

Donna Shewfelt-Chiropodist/Foot Specialist

37 Sandiford Dr Suite 102

Stouffville

905-640-7703

No physician referral needed

Not covered by OHIP-covered by most private insurance                    con’t…

MARKHAM FOOT CLINIC AND ORTHOTIC CENTRE

Diabetic foot care and screening

Foot care for people with arthritis

Geriatric foot care

Compression stockings

Custom made orthotics

905-943-3338

20 Fincham Ave Unit #4

Markham L3P 4C8

Dr. S. Bahti

$120 initial home visit

$80 return appointments

Markham Foot Care Clinic Brian Cragg Chiropodist

(905) 294-8087

6633 Highway 7

Markham L3P7P2

Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy

OHIP funded Physiotherapy clinics-full list available at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/physio/pub_clinics.aspx

Markham Physiotherapy Clinic 377 Church Street Markham L6B 1A1 905-471-4259
 Stouffville Physiotherapy 103-37 Sandiford Drive Stouffville L4A 7X5 905-640-1818

PHYSIOBILITY

Corrine Roberts Physiotherapist Physiotherapy Markham
1-227 Main St. Markham N.
Markham
ph: 905-471-6422
CORNELL PHYSIOTHERAPY

2691 Bur Oak Ave, Unit #2

Markham

905-910-0012

COM-CARE HEALTH SERVICES

Karen Gluckstein

PT/OT/SW/speech therapy/PSW

Large area Inc Markham

(416)929-3364 ext 2556 Karen Gluckstein

(905)889-7609

Rights and Finances

ADVOCACY CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY
Phone 416-598-2656
Phone 416-598-7924
www.advocacycentreelderly.org
ONTARIO NETWORK FOR THE PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE
Non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults.
Greater Toronto Area
24 hr senior safety line 1-866-299-1011
Phone 416-916-6748 Fax 416-916-6742
www.onpea.org
OPP SENIORBUSTERS
Phone 1-866-495-8501
www.phonebusters.com
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
Phone 1-866-522-2122
www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Seniors & Caregiver Support

SENIORS & CAREGIVER SUPPORT

CAREFIRST SENIORS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (Chinese/English)

York Region Community Services Centre 
420 Highway #7, Unit104A
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 3K2
Tel: (905) 771-3700
Fax: (905) 763-3718
Email: york@carefirstseniors.com

www.carefirstseniors.com

ONTARIO MARCH OF DIMES

Community based rehabilitation and advocacy organization for people with physical disabilities.

905-731-6611

www.marchofdimes.ca

SENIORS CANADA ON-LINE

Government information for seniors.

1-800-O-Canada

www.seniors.gc.ca

SENIORS FOR SENIORS

TORONTO & YORK REGION OFFICE

416-481-2733

http://www.seniors4seniors.ca/

E-mail info@seniors4seniors.ca

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS HELPING OTHER SENIORS

-DROP IN COMPANIONS FEE $18.50/HOUR 3 HOURS MINIMUM

-COMPANION DRIVERS FEE $18.50/HOUR + $0.50/KM 2 HOURS MINIMUM

-OVERNIGHT/LIVE IN COMPANIONS $120 OVERNIGHT (12 HOURS) OR $165.00 A DAY FOR A WEEK OR MORE                                                con’t…

-HOMECLEANERS FEE $22.00/HOUR 3 HOURS MINIMUM

-HOUSE AND PET SITTING $25.00 A VISIT

EVERGREEN HOSPICE

416-499-2185

Thornhill Office:
(Dufferin & Steeles)

Markham Office:
(Markham Rd. & Hwy 7)

220 Charlton Ave.
Thornhill, ON L4J 6H2
Fax: 905-764-6963
6060 Highway 7 East
Markham, ON L3P 3A9
Fax: 905-472-4128

www.evergreenhospice.org                           con’t….

E-mail info@evergreenhospice.org

NON-PROFIT

SUPPORT FOR ILLNESS, BEREAVEMNENT

IN HOME CARE, COUNSELLING

DAY PROGRAM 905-472-4128

ACTIVITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS; CRAFTS, OUTINGS, MASSAGE THERAPY ETC

REFERRALS ACCEPTED FROM INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND CLERGY

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

COPING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

CANADIAN HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION

Resources for families and caregivers.

Phone 1-800-668-2785

www.chpca.net

MEMORY & COMPANY (private day program for patients with cognitive impairment)

100 Renfrew Dr. suite 110 Markham L3R 9R6

Phone 905-888-8808

www.memoryandcompany.com

Seniors Programs

MILLIKEN ON THE MOVE

Seniors exercise programs

Milliken Community Centre

7600 Kennedy Rd.

Chantel MacDonald 905-477-6410 ext. 3335

cmacdonald@markham.ca

$30 Yearly fee

ANGUS GLEN OLDER ADULTS

Angus Glen Community Centre

3990 Major Mackenzie Drive

Marsha Mariani 905-944-3777 extension 7120

The Angus Glen Community Centre includes dedicated areas for senior’s activities. The seniors centre has a large and open main area and an inner lounge as well as a small kitchen. Activities include line dancing, table tennis, duplicate bridge, badminton Yuanji dance, yoga, socials, art classes, ballroom dance practice, Mah Jong, Karaoke, and wellness exercise classes. Angus Glen programs are both drop-in and pre-registered. There is no membership fee required.

WATER STREET SENIORS CENTRE/OLDER ADULTS IN ACTION

22 WATER STREET MARKHAM

Phone 905-294-5111

MEMBER FEE: $30/YEAR

ACTIVITIES: CRAFTS, CHOIR, CARDS, WOODWORKING, LINE DANCING, FITNESS CLASSES AND MORE

SENIOR CO-ORDINATOR: SUSAN WATTS

swats@markham.ca

THE FAMILY CAREGIVER NEWS MAGAZINE

RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

Phone 1-800-209-4810 Ex. 27

FAX 905-833-2116

www.thefamilycaregiver.com

UNIONVILLA HOME SOCIETY

4300 HIGHWAY #7

UNIONVILLE L3R 1L8

www.uhs.on.ca

DAY GUEST PROGRAM

-SUPERVISED SERVICES INCLUDING WALKING PROGRAMS, SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS, EXCERSISE CLASSES, MEAL SERVICE.

-FACILITATED TRANSPORTATION THROUGH YRT MOBILITY TRANSIT

-QUALIFIED STAFF THAT SPEAK SEVERAL LANGUAGES INCLUDING MANDARIN, GREEK, CANTONESE, JAPANESE, POLISH AND FRENCH

-OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00-4:00                       con’t…….

-TOURS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

-FEES $20 PER DAY

CALL VALERIE LESLIE, MANAGER COMMUNITY PROGRAM’s 905-477-2839 X4221 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR E-MAIL vleslie@uhs.on.ca

UNIONVILLA HOME SOCIETY STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAM

CONTACT LAURA MACWHINNEY 905-477-2839 X4246

lmwhinney@uhs.on.ca

YEE HONG CENTRE

2780 BUR OAK AVE MARKHAM L6B 1C9

905-471-3232

FAX 905-471-3223

www.yeehong.com

DAY PROGRAM-FOR SENIORS OF ASIAN DESCENT                       con’t…

-SUPPORT FOR FRAIL, ELDERLY, POST STROKE AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS

-PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PODIATRY

-CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND EDUCATION e-mail wcaregiver.edu@yeehong.com

-RESPITE SERVICES AVAILABLE

-CONGRATIVE DINING AVAILABLE

-TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR $5-$10 PER DAY WITHIN AREA

-ADULT DAY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9:30-3:00

-FEES ARE $22 PER DAY

-REFERRALS WELCOME FROM MEDICAL PROFEESIONALS, INDIVIDULS AND FAMILIES

-PERSONAL INTERVIEW REQUIRED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY