Caring for Aging Adults and Seniors

If you have caregiving responsibilities for an adult or elder family member, there are resources that can help you and your family. The Family Care Office can provide you with information and referrals to support services for elders and their caregivers including information on home care services, senior housing options, and caregiver supports.

Workshops for those caring for adults and elder family members are offered to the University of Toronto community by the Family Care Office. Check out our Events for further details.

The Family Care Office Resource and Lending Library has a number of practical resources on elder care. For more detailed information about our resources, check out our book list.

General Information

Council on Aging of Ottawa

A guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Senior Safety Line (24 hours a day - 7 days per week - 150 different languages)
Toll-free: 1-866-299-1011

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat

Seniors.gc.ca

The Family Care Office does not endorse any of the organizations listed here, and we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the statements and/or the quality of services provided by these organizations.

Resource for U of T employees and their dependents

Call the Employee and Family Assistance Program — Homewood Health™ for personal and in-depth assistance with your elder care concern.

Homewood Health™ has eldercare specialists on staff to work with you and your eldercare situation.

  • Receive an immediate needs assessment and customized information to follow.
  • Their specialists can speak directly with the elderly person as part of your needs assessment and provide information on arranging an independent provider for an in-home assessment.
  • Obtain resources pertaining to home care services, understanding long term care and other housing options, dementia care, end-of-life care, and legal referrals for Wills and Powers of Attorney.

To start, call 1-800-663-1142.

You may also register for the Member Services area of the Homewood Health™ website. This will give you access to their on-line Eldercare Resource Locator to help you find home care, residential care, community services or financial support for an elderly loved one.