Help & Resources

Help and Resources for Seniors and Elderly

Alzheimer’s Society of Canada http://www.alzheimer.ca/

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) www.chpca.net

 Information on Flu Vaccinations for Seniors in BC http://www.bchealthguide.org/healthfiles/hfile12a.stm

Health Canada’s Division on Aging and Seniors http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/

Ministry of Health in BC http://www.gov.bc.ca/health/

A helpful Link for BC seniors http://www.seniorsbc.ca

Helping seniors in BC live well http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/seniors/

BC Seniors page http://www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/seniors/

Seniors Services in Fraser Health Area  http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-info/seniors/

Seniors Services in Vancouver Coastal Health Region http://www.vch.ca/your-health/seniors/

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)