International

Elder Care: United States

Eldercare locator
This website is part of the U.S. Administration on Aging to help connect individuals to services and information for older adults and their families.

Medicare Nursing Home Finder
The official U.S. Government website for Medicare, including information on how to choose nursing homes, long-term care choices, alternatives to nursing homes, and detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

U.S. Administration on Aging
This website helps older persons and caregivers locate important federal, national, and local programs, including long-term care planning, Medicare.gov, AoA programs and more.

National Institute on Aging
Information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on elder care health topics including Alzheimer's, caregiving, healthy aging, disability, doctor-patient communication, exercise, end-of-life & more.

Elder Care: United Kingdom

National Health Service Guide to Caring
This website provides information regarding community care assessment, care options, and health services for elders.

Department of Health
This government website includes information for adult social care topics like ageing well, dementia, end of life care, and social care.

Age UK
Age UK is a charity whose website provides useful information on elderly benefits, care advice, and health topics.

First Stop Care Advice
First Stop is an independent service offering advice & information for older people, families & carers on housing and care options, elder rights, and finances

Elder Care: Australia

Aged Care Australia
Website by the Australian government Department of Health and Ageing that provides a good resource for aged care information, care options, caregiver & family help, and health issues

Department of Social Services — Ageing and Aged Care
Australian Government website for information on ageing, including directory of services for older Australians, aged care assessment teams, community care, health topics and more.

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.