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Patients Residents & Families

Your Path to Home Resources

The following are links to great resources to help you stay active, healthy and supported in the community:

 

 

Champlain Healthline
Provides a comprehensive list of health services and exercise classes available in the Champlain region.

 

Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) 
Connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community.

 

Health Care Connect
Helps Ontarians without a health care provider find a family physician or nurse practitioner in their community.

 

Telehealth Ontario
Free 24/7 access to a registered nurse.

 

Bruyère Helpline
Emergency response service for seniors and persons with disabilities living independently.

 

Safe Medication Use
Help prevent harmful medication incidents.

 

Ontario College of Pharmacists
Information on your pharmacist and what he/she can offer.

 

MedsCheck
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your pharmacist to ensure safe and appropriate use of your medication.

 

Ontario Drug Benefit Program
Information on medication coverage.

 

City of Ottawa
A list of available community resources for people 50+.

 

Ontario Renovates Program
Provides limited funding to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities for necessary home repairs and accessibility modifications to support independent living.

 

Tea and Toast and Visavie 
Housing counsellors and relocation services for seniors.

 

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa
Provides primary care, health promotion, education and illness prevention services using a community development approach.

 

Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Provides support, education and resources on Alzheimer’s.
Provides education, information, hope and support to persons with brain injury, their family members, friends and caregivers. 

 

Stroke Survivors Association of Ottawa
Provides assistance, advice, education, advocacy and community partnerships for stroke survivors and their families.

 

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Assists people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

 

Aphasia Centre of Ottawa 
Supports those affected by aphasia in coping with the daily challenges, improving their communication, boosting their self-confidence, overcoming isolation and re-establishing social contacts.

 

Living Healthy Champlain
A centralized program to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions.

 

Physiotherapy Clinics

Helps you find the publicly-funded physiotherapy clinic closest to you.

 

Mobility Aids, Equipment and Devices
Gently Used and Rental Equipment and Devices: Companies from which you can rent or purchase second hand equipment.
 

 

Transportation

OC Transpo: Seniors can ride the bus for free in Ottawa on Wednesdays.
Para Transpo: Provides door-to-door transportation to eligible customers.
Champlain Healthline (transport resources): Offers additional transportation options.
Private Transportation Services: Fees apply.

Private Home Care Services: (fees may apply)

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Meals at Home

Useful Links:

Canadian Women's Health Network
Family Doctor
Healthy Ontario
Mayo Clinic
MedlinePlus
NIH Seniors Health
Getting Home Safely - A Hospital Guide for Older Adults and Families
The Safe Living Guide