Help & Resources

Help and Resources for Seniors and Elderly

Alzheimer’s Society of Canada

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

 Information on Flu Vaccinations for Seniors in BC

Health Canada’s Division on Aging and Seniors

Ministry of Health in BC

A helpful Link for BC seniors

Helping seniors in BC live well

BC Seniors page

Seniors Services in Fraser Health Area

Seniors Services in Vancouver Coastal Health Region

Not sure if your parent or aging relative needs help?

Warning Signs That Your Elderly Parent or Relative May Need Help

  1. Poor grooming (stains on clothes, infrequent bathing)
  2. Difficulty walking/unsteady on feet/falling
  3. Changes in eating habit (one meal a day, snacks vs. a nutritious meal)
  4. Sudden mood changes (angry, suspicious, paranoid)
  5. Signs of depression (not sleeping, not eating, no energy)
  6. Poor or decreased judgment (burners left on the stove)
  7. Reluctance to socialize. Loss of initiative or lack of interest (stop participating in social, church or volunteer activities)
  8. Increased forgetfulness (missed doctor’s appointments, family events)
  9. Mishandling finances/medications (forget to take medication, not taking the right amount of medication, bills not paid)
  10. Unsafe home environment (cluttered pathways, poor lighting, house in need of repairs)