Resources for Seniors and Families
At Live Life Well, we strive to provide our clients with the most current information on how to remain healthy and safe while remaining at home. Aging creates new challenges for seniors and the following links to resources will ensure you enjoy many years in your home:
Dundas Community Services in partnership with Community Living Hamilton offers a Friendly Calling Program for Seniors in the Greater Hamilton Area. This program is available to help you “age at home” in dignity and health and keep you connected to the community. Caring volunteers will call you once a week to lend a friendly ear, update you on community events and activities, and help link you to community resources and supports. If you would like to receive a weekly telephone call from a volunteer who would like to spend time in conversation with you, please call 905-627-5461 or click on the brochure below:
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.
ALS Society of Canada
The mission of the ALS Society of Canada is to fund research towards a cure for ALS and support provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS.
Alzheimer Society of Ontario
The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and advance the search for the cause and cure. We are located in every province across Canada and in over 140 local communities.
Byte – Educational dental health guide for seniors.
This free resource highlights the steps to maintaining your natural smile as you age, common dental health issues, paying for dental care, and more. Please take a look:
Canadian Diabetes Association
The mission of the Canadian Diabetes Association is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while they work to find a cure.
Canadian Hearing Society
Founded in 1940, CHS is a not-for-profit agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Central South Regional Stroke Network
The Regional Stroke Centre for the Central South Ontario Region is located at Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital with the mandate to provide tertiary level stroke care within the Central South Ontario Region. It is one of 11 regional centres established across the province to implement the Ontario Stroke System. The goal of the Ontario Stroke System is to improve access to evidence-based prevention and care in order to reduce stroke incidence, mortality and residual disability.
Councils on Aging Network of Ontario
The Council on Aging, Windsor – Essex County, is a senior driven initiative that is part of a Provincial Network of Councils. The COA is a grass roots organization born out of a concern over the need for communication between individuals and agencies/organizations interested in issues of aging and the needs of seniors in Windsor – Essex County.
Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians and strive for excellence in advancing health through food and nutrition.
Home and Community Care Support Services (Formerly the CCAC & LHIN)
Home and Community Care Support Services organizations provide patient care including home care and long-term care home placement services and facilitate access to community services. Home and Community Care Support Services organizations are responsible for deciding who receives care, the level of care you need and for how long.
Home and Community Care Support Services is the new business name for Local Health Integration Networks, to reflect a focused mandate to deliver patient care.
The Mesothelioma Center
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. Our organization works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. Please take a look at our resource below:
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
MyVision.org is a free digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision.
It’s no secret that aging brings along a variety of health issues. For many, deteriorating eyesight is one of the first health issues noticed. To educate the public on this, we recently published a guide on aging and eyesight where we cover the following topics:
– How aging affects your eyes
– Signs of Vision Changes
– Common age-related vision issues
– Prevention and more.
Nursing Homes Abuse
Nursing Homes Abuse is a resource center on abuse in nursing homes and offers help. We have added a ton of information on different types of abuse along with other resources and we update it weekly.
Ontario Long-Term Care Association
OLTCA is the largest long term care provider association in Ontario and the only association that represents the full mix of long term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal. Our member homes are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide care and accommodation services to residents throughout Ontario.
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults. Our mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors, through education, training, collaboration, service coordination and advocacy.
Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada — Our mission is to provide exemplary, client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of Veterans, our other clients and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada; and to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.
Live Life Well Care Services
Live Life Well Care Services 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 serves Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington, Oakville, and surrounding areas with personalized one-on-one home care assistance.
What our Clients Say
“I’m writing to thank you personally and your colleagues for the care you have provided over the last year for my mother. I found that you were very responsive to her changing needs and we were never left in the lurch (even during the crisis moments). I highly commend you. I also appreciate the time that you personally gave, from the initial contact to my last visit to your offices in Burlington.”
— David C.
“Thank you so much for your care and kind words. It is never easy saying goodbye to a much loved parent. I know it will come in time but I am not yet ready to concede for this was a blessing. On behalf of Mom’s family, I want to thank you for the support you have offered to all of us over the past months. Mom always valued her independence and, with your help, she was able to be in her own home surrounded by people who cared and allowed her to maintain her dignity. We will always be grateful for that. A very special thank you.”
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you have provided up to this point. I will call you when we need you again in the future. In the meantime, please feel free to use me as a reference for any new clients that ask.”
— John I.
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