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Thinking About Home Care

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Communication

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Caring For Yourself

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Setting Up Your Home, Safety and Body Mechanics

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Preventing Infection in the Home

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Normal and Abnormal Signs of Aging

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Meeting Special Needs and Conditions

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Death, Dying and Hospice Care

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Providing Personal Care

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Transfers and Ambulation

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Basic Healthcare Skills

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Healthy Eating and Hydration

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Emergency Care

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Medications

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The Division of Aging and Seniors of the Public Health Agency of Canada provides federal leadership in areas pertaining to aging and seniors, serves as a focal point for information and promotes the meaningful participation of seniors in federal decisions and activities that affect them.

Division of Aging and Seniors
Public Health Agency of Canada
Address Locator 1908A1
Ottawa, Ontario
KlA 1B4
Tel: 613-952-7606
Fax: 613-957-7627
Email: seniors@phac-aspc.gc.ca
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines


Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) is Canada's largest non-profit association for people aged 50 and older.

CARP
27 Queen Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2M6
Tel: 416-363-8748
Fax: 416-363-8747
Email: carp@50plus.com
www.50plus.com/carp/about/main.cfm


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy. The organization helps reduce pressures on the healthcare system by focusing on prevention of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease, prevention of injuries, and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.

Public Health Agency of Canada
130 Colonnade Road
A.L. 6501H
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca


BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) supports a comprehensive program of communicable disease and environmental health prevention and control for the province of British Columbia.

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
655 12th Avenue West
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4R4
Tel: 604-660-0584
Fax: 604-660-6066
www.bccdc.org

 

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The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) helps those who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind to find ways to lead independent lives while being integrated into the mainstream of community life. The CNIB is committed to helping anyone with a vision problem that cannot be corrected using ordinary lenses and that significantly affects the person's independence.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
National Office
1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
Tel: 416-486-2500
Fax: 416-480-7677
www.cnib.ca


The Canadian Council of the Blind is a national self-help consumer organization of persons who are blind, deafblind, and visually impaired.

Canadian Council of the Blind
CCB National Office 401
396 Cooper Street Ottawa,
ON K2P 2H7 Canada
Tel: 613-567-0311
Toll-free: 877-304-0968
Fax: 613-567-2728
Email: ccb@ccbnational.net
www.ccbnational.net


The Canadian Association of the Deaf provides consultation and information on deaf needs and interests to the public, business, media, educators, governments and others. the group conducts research and collects data regarding deaf issues. It also provide a major library and resource centre on deafness in Ottawa, Ontario.

Canadian Association of the Deaf
251 Bank Street, Suite 203
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K2P 1X3
Tel: +1 613-565-2882
TTY: +1 613-565-8882
Fax: +1 613-565-1207
Email: info@cad.ca
www.cad.ca


The Institute of Aging (IA) supports research that promotes healthy aging and addresses causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with aging.

Institute of Aging (IA)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
CANADA
Tel: 613-941-2672
Toll Free: 888-603-4178
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8671.html


The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is a bilingual, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to identifying and meeting the needs of family caregivers.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition
110 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1B4
Tel: 613-233-5694 ext. 2230
Toll-Free: 888-866-2273
Fax: 613-230-4376
Email: info@ccc-ccan.ca
www.ccc-ccan.ca

 

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Seniors Canada On-line offers one-stop access to information concerning government services for persons aged 55 and over.

Seniors Canada On-line
Tel: 800-O-CANADA (800-622-6232)
TTY/TDD: 800-465-7735
Email: seniors-aines@canada.gc.ca
www.seniors.gc.ca

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CBI Health helps those who have been injured find appropriate rehabilitation and assists organizations in developing effective strategies for preventing and managing musculoskeletal problems in the workplace.

CBI Health
Clarica Centre, West Tower
3300 Bloor Street West
Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario
M8X 2X2
Tel: 416-231-0078
Fax: 416-231-0091
www.cbi.ca


This site is a place for caregivers to share information and support each other. Includes a section on home modification.

How to Care
Tel: 416-323-1090
Email: feedback@howtocare.com
www.howtocare.com

 

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system by focusing on prevention of chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevention of injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.

Public Health Agency of Canada
130 Colonnade Road
A.L. 6501H
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca


BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) supports a comprehensive program of communicable disease and environmental health prevention and control for the province of British Columbia.

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
655 12th Avenue West
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4R4
Tel: 604-660-0584
Fax: 604-660-6066
www.bccdc.org


The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is the only national, community-based, charitable organization in Canada working exclusively in the area of policy and legal issues raised by HIV/AIDS.

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
417 Saint-Pierre Street, Suite 408
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2M4
Tel.: 514-397-6828
Fax: 514-397-8570
Email: info@aidslaw.ca
www.aidslaw.ca


This site features an interactive approach to learning about hepatitis and the liver, including slide shows, quizzes and the latest updates in the field.

Hepatitis Information Network
3535 Trans-Canada Highway
Pointe Claire, Quebec
H9R 1B4
www.hepnet.com


The Hepatitis C Society of Canada (HeCSC) is a non-profit, national voluntary health organization whose mission is to fight hepatitis C through prevention, early detection, support, appropriate treatment and comfort.

Hepatitis C Society of Canada
P.O. Box 33544
50 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4X4
Tel: 905-524-0212
Toll free: 800-652-HepC (4372)
Fax: 905-524-0224
Email: mail@hepatitiscsociety.com
www.hepcbc.ca


The Lung Association strives to change the reality of lung disease in Canada and to combat both medical and environmental threats to the lungs.

The Lung Association
3 Raymond Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1R 1A3
Canada
Tel: 613-569-6411
Fax: 613-569-8860
Email: info@lung.ca
www.lung.ca

 

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The Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) supports research to enhance mental health, neurological health, vision, hearing, and cognitive functioning. It also strives to reduce the burden of related disorders through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation.

CIHR - Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Douglas Hospital Research Centre
McGill University
6875 LaSalle Boulevard Dobell, B2131
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8602.html


The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Canadian Mental Health Association
8 King Street East, Suite 810
Toronto ON M5C 1B5
Tel: 416-484-7750
Fax: 416-484-4617
Email: info@cmha.ca
www.cmha.ca/bins/index.asp


This site is designed to provide convenient access to a range of online materials related to the promotion of mental health; the planning, delivery, cost, and evaluation of mental health programs and services in Canada; and to the mental health issues, problems, and disorders encountered by Canadians.

Mental Health Web Site at the Public Health Agency of Canada
Mental Health Promotion Unit
Address locator # 1907-C1
Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4
Fax: 613-946-3595
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/mh-sm/index-eng.php


The Division of Aging and Seniors of the Public Health Agency of Canada provides federal leadership in areas pertaining to aging and seniors, serves as a focal point for information, and promotes the meaningful participation of seniors in federal decisions and activities that affect them.

Division of Aging and Seniors
Public Health Agency of Canada
Address Locator 1908A1
Ottawa, Ontario
KlA 1B4
Tel: 613-952-7606
Fax: 613-957-7627
Email: seniors@phac-aspc.gc.ca
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines


The Canadian Library of Family Medicine promotes high standards of medical education and care in family practice; seeks to improve public understanding of healthy living; supports ready access to family physician services; and encourages research and sharing of knowledge about family medicine.

Canadian Library of Family Medicine
Rm 70E, Natural Sciences Centre
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B7
Tel: 519/661-3170
Fax: 519/661-3880
www.cfpc.ca

 

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The Arthritis Society of Canada offers information and support for people suffering from arthritis. Resources include a physician who answers questions and tips for living well with arthritis.

Arthritis Society of Canada
The Arthritis Society (National Office)
393 University Avenue, Suite 1700
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6
CANADA
Tel: 416-979-7228
Fax: 416-979-8366
Email: info@arthritis.ca
www.arthritis.ca


The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society
National Office
10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1
Phone: 416-961-7223
Fax: 416-961-4189
Email: ccs@cancer.ca
www.cancer.ca


The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting all persons with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, experienced and practical help, and instructional and informational services to families, caregivers and the general public.

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. (UOAC)
P.O. Box 825-50 Charles Street East,
Toronto ON M4Y 2N7
Tel: 1-416-595-5452
Toll Free: 1-888-969-9698
Fax: 1-416-595-9924
Email: uoacan@astral.magic.ca
www.ostomycanada.ca


The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.

Canadian Diabetes Association
National Life Building
1400-522 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 2R5
Tel: 1-800-226-8464
Fax: 416-408-7117
www.diabetes.ca


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is the largest non-commercial source of funds for heart disease and stroke research in the country.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
222 Queen Street, Suite 1402
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Tel: 613-569-4361
Fax: 613-569-3278
ww2.heartandstroke.ca


The Canadian Stroke Network's mission is to reduce the impact of stroke on Canadians by seeking new knowledge and ensuring that it is applied.

The Canadian Stroke Network
Room 3105 – 451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario – K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5800
Fax: 613-562-5631
www.canadianstrokenetwork.ca


The Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Canada seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with pulmonary hypertension through involvement in the areas of patient care, education, lobbying government, and assisting with treatment and cure research.

The Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Canada
Suite 202-2510 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1L4
Tel: 519-966-7359
Fax: 519-966-7359
Email: phs@mnsi.net
www.phacanada.ca


The Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health supports research into causes, mechanisms, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with the heart, lung, brain (stroke), blood, blood vessels, critical care and sleep.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (ICRH)
160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
CANADA
Tel: 613-941-2672
Toll Free: 888-603-4178
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8663.html


The Alzheimer Society of Canada site provides information on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, including caregiving, research, news, events and more.

Alzheimer Society of Canada
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200
Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
Tel: 416-488-8772
Toll-free: 800-616-8816 (valid only in Canada)
Fax: 416-488-3778
Email: info@alzheimer.ca
www.alzheimer.ca


Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. Their goal is to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia.

Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London
SE1 0BL
UK
Tel: +44 20 79810880
Fax: +44 20 79282357
Email: info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk


The Canadian Lung Association is the umbrella group for the ten provincial Lung Associations. The association's focus is to help all Canadians enjoy clean air and have healthy lungs.

Canadian Lung Association
The Lung Association
3 Raymond Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1R 1A3
Canada
Tel: 613-569-6411
Fax: 613-569-8860
Email: info@lung.ca
www.lung.ca

 


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The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Annex B, Saint-Vincent Hospital
60 Cambridge Street North
Ottawa, ON K1R 7A5
Tel: 613-241-3663
Toll-free: 800-668-2785
Fax: 613-241-3986
Email: info@chpca.net
www.chpca.net

 

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The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national body representing family caregivers by promoting their voice, needs and interests of family caregivers with all levels of government and to the general public.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition
110 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1B4
Tel: 613-233-5694 ext. 2230
Toll-free: 888-866-2273
Fax: 613-230-4376
Email: info@ccc-ccan.ca
www.ccc-ccan.ca


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Abledata supplies objective information about assistive devices and rehabilitative equipment.

ABLEDATA
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: 800-227-0216
Fax: 301-608-8958
TT: 301-608-8912
Email: abledata@orcmacro.com
www.abledata.com


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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, as well as environmental health.

Public Information Request Service
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Sir John Carling Building
930 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C7
Tel: 613-759-1000
Fax: 613-759-6726
TDD/TTY: 613-759-7470
Email: info@agr.gc.ca
www.agr.gc.ca


The Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition is a science-based organization concerned with food and nutrition policy. It seeks information to advance the nutritional health and well-being of Canadians. Key priorities and activities which are based on solid scientific evidence, serve to influence nutritional health.

The Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition
3800 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 301A
Woodbridge, Ontario
L4L 4G9
CANADA
Tel: 905-265-9124
Fax: 905-265-9372
Email: info@ccfn.ca
www.ccfn.ca


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The Canadian Red Cross helps people affected by emergencies and disasters by helping to provide for people's basic needs—food, clothing, shelter, first aid, emotional support and family reunification. The site also offers safety information.

Canadian Red Cross National Office
170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2P2
Tel: 613-740-1900
Fax: 613-740-1911
feedback@redcross.ca
www.redcross.ca


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is the largest non-commercial source of funds for heart disease and stroke research in the country. The foundation is community-driven and community-oriented, but it functions on a national level as well.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
222 Queen Street, Suite 1402
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Tel: 613-569-4361
Fax 613-569-3278
ww2.heartandstroke.ca

 

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Health Canada's Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) seeks to minimize health risks to Canadians while maximizing the safety provided by the regulatory system for health products and food and provide information to enable Canadians to make informed health choices.

Health Canada Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)
Email: hpfb-dgpsa@hc-sc.gc.ca
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hpfb-dgpsa/index-eng.php