Elder Care

On this page you will find a variety of tools to assist you with caring for an elderly parent or loved one. Below is a listing and descriptor of these tools. Please click on them to find one that is of interest to you.

Toolkit for those Relocating with an Elderly Parent who Needs Extra Support

Includes information on different types of housing options available for seniors in long-term care facilities, ways to help alleviate stress and make the transition smoother during the move and tips that can help during the relocation process.

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Speak Up

Web: http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/

Speak Up is an interactive online workbook. This workbook uses five steps to help you reflect on and record your future health care wishes. The Speak Up website also has numerous resources on Advance Care Planning. 



Moving to a Long-term Care Facility - Checklist

Download the Word document here

During a move we often can be overwhelmed with all tasks. This section includes a “to-do” checklist that may help to ensure you have all of your important tasks done.

Alzheimer’s Association – Videos for Kids and Teens

Here you will find a listing of the various videos that the Alzheimer’s Association has for Kids and Teens to help them understand more about Alzheimer’s and related Dementia. Check out these informative videos below or go to their website at http://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_just_for_kids_and_teens.asp to find more useful videos.

No Thanks, We're Fine - Supporting Families Living with Dementia

The video No Thanks, We're Fine: Supporting Families Living with Dementia features caregivers of people with dementia sharing stories and supporting each other through the journey of dementia. Developed by Champlain Community Access Centre, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and the Champlain Dementia Network.  




Web: http://tyze.com/

Tyze is an online tool that brings people together around someone receiving care. If you’re receiving care or helping to care for someone, chances are you could use a hand. Tyze is a simple way to get organized and keep everyone informed. A Tyze personal network is a secure, practical, web-based solution that helps connect people around someone receiving care. With Tyze, you can: privately communicate with family, friends and helpers about you or the person you care about; schedule appointments and events on a shared calendar; and share files, photos, updates and much more anywhere, anytime. 

Lotsa Helping Hands

Web:  https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Lotsa Helping Hands assists families in creating web-based communities that assist in organizing your family and friends in the multiple number of tasks that need to be done for a person with support needs.  These tasks may include things such as meal preparation, transportation to appointments, and visits.  This tool also allows you to easily communicate with others in your "community".

This page was updated July 16, 2015

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