Making Home Care Accessible
Seniors can get a $1,500 annual tax credit on up to $10,000 in renovations – such as wheelchair ramps and bathtub grab bars – making their homes safer to live in as they age, keeping them out of long-term care.
To learn more about this Tax Credit and get guidance on how to complete your tax return so as to maximize the value of this program, click on our Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit.
The strategy will include:
Expansion of doctor’s house calls
Increase in access to home care for seniors in need
Establishing care co-ordinators to work with health care providers so seniors receive the right care, particularly as they recover from a hospital stay
Helping seniors stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly so they can manage their own care and stay mobile
Disability Tax Credit
Seniors with disabilities may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. To learn more about this credit, please review the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency here to see if your loved one qualifies for up to $10,000 of immediate benefit.
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan to help individuals save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit. To learn more about the rules and requirements of an RDSP, please go to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/rdsp/ to download the Registered Disability Savings Plan Guide
VIP Program – Veterans Affairs Canada
The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is a national home care program provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. The program was put in place in 1981 to help clients remain healthy and independent in their own homes or communities. VIP does not replace other federal, provincial or municipal programs. Instead, it complements these programs to best meet the needs of our clients. To learn more about the VIP Program and establish whether you qualify, please click here. Or, to speak to a VIP advisor, call your local Veterans Affairs office at:
VIP Toll Free Number: 1-866-522-2122
Assistive Devices Program
Through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), the Ontario government helps people with long-term physical disabilities pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.
The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies, such as those used with ostomies.
Learn more about the program here
Health Identification Cards accepted!
Live Life Well Cares is owned and operated by Mr. Brian Cantwell. Brian is a strong advocate of assisted living and the benefits achieved through the compassionate delivery of heart centered in-home health care. Providing an alternative to long-term care, Live Life Well Cares serves Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington, Oakville, and surrounding areas with personalized one-on-one home care assistance.
What our Clients Say
“I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend their services. I am the Director of Care and have been able to rely on your professional services on many occasions. The staff are reliable and very professional. They have assisted us in providing 1:1 care for our residents and will accommodate us on short notice. Furthermore, they always ensure that our needs are met, and call to follow-up and ensure that we are satisfied with their services.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for the dedicated and exemplary service you and your company have provided for my Mother over the past 2 years. Your caring and personal attention to detail has allowed my Mother to have a quality of life otherwise unattainable. Your ability to personally match care providers with my Mother’s unique needs is a true testament to the excellence you provide to seniors. As you know, I highly recommend you as a senior care provider to all my friends and patients who are in need of such a service.”
— Steve G.
“I could never thank all of you enough for the excellent care and compassion you have shown my Mother and myself. You did an excellent job, for which I will forever be grateful.”
— Carol B.