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The Seniors’ Care Assistance Program


Our life expectancy continues to increase, and the fastest growing demographic in Canada are centenarians (those who live beyond 100 years). Centenarians grew by 41% between 2011 and 2016. For the first time in Canadian history, Canadians aged 65 and older now outnumber those under age 15.1
 
As we age, some everyday tasks may begin to become challenging or even unbearable to perform. Some seniors who experience challenges may show no signs of physical discomfort and can go unnoticed by loved ones. Knowing when a parent, elderly relative or even yourself are in need of more care can be challenging.

Look for the following signs that may indicate that you or your loved one may need assistance:

  • Household or personal hygiene is neglected
  • Meals are sparse or skipped completely, or there is little food in the house
  • Activity and mobility become limited
  • Increasing loneliness or isolation
  • Routine home repairs go unnoticed and important bills get left unpaid

About The Seniors’ Care Assistance Program

As an RTIP/ARM member, you have access to The Seniors' Care Assistance Program, provided by Bayshore HealthCare. This is the only service in Canada that connects you and your family to a registered nurse who specializes in senior care. Bayshore HealthCare will help you navigate the senior support services that are available, assist you in making important decisions and ensure that you and your loved ones receive the proper care every time.
 
Bayshore HealthCare can connect you to publicly funded resources such as:

  • Prescription drug financial support programs
  • Home and community care services
  • Assistive devices
  • Home renovation grants

Bayshore HealthCare will personally contact physicians, hospitals or other providers to book appointments and help gather medical records and other information required on your behalf. They will also assist with completing forms for services, funding or rebates.
 
Lastly, the program will ensure that services such as companionship, personal care, nursing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, home retrofit and meal deliveries are assessed and approved by Bayshore HealthCare and provided by organizations that you and your family can trust.
 
As an RTIP/ARM member, if you or a loved one could benefit from Bayshore HealthCare, please contact them today by calling 1-855-412-6626.

 
Sources:
  1. Stats Canada

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