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Tips & Tools

In this section you will find curated content and resources to provide guidance and support for the safety and happiness of Canadian families.

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INSIGHTS

We have created or curated content that provides advice on ways to navigate the sometimes-challenges faced by seniors and their families.

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RESOURCES

This section features links to sites that are part of the wider Canadian family of support organisations for seniors and their families.

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PARTNERS

This is a list of some of the brilliant organisations that support and inspire the work we do.

Resources

Tools

In our Tips and Tools section, we collect and curate advice for both seniors and caregivers from professional, reputable sources.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization
The Ontario Caregiver Organization is a fantastic resource. It exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour.

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Ontario Caregiver Helpline

Caregiving Community Organizations

Caregiving Information Search

The Canadian Caregivers Network

The Caregivers’ Living Room
An informative blog written by a caregiver

Fall Prevention Tips

Unfortunately, falls are common, especially for those aged 65 or older. When a fall occurs, it can be life-changing for an individual, as well as their caregiver. But, with preventative measures, you can feel safe and secure in and out of your home. This section helps understand the risk factors associated with falls, along with how to prevent them.

Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum Resources & Links

Canadian Safety Council – Take Five to Prevent Falls

Government of Canada

6 Steps for Preventing Falls Among Your Older Loved Ones

Senior Safety Guides from the Canada Safety Council

The Safe Living Guide—A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors

Senior Home Safety from Age Safe Canada

RCMP – Seniors’ Guidebook to Safety and Security

Partners

At Red Dot Alerts™, we are proud to be connected with our are partners, together we help seniors live independent, mobile and safe lives.

Bruyère Continuing Care
Bruyère Continuing Care was established in 1986. In July 2018 Bruyère and FCi formed a new company called Red Dot Alerts™. Red Dot Alerts™ continues to champion the compassionate care associated with the much-respected Bruyère Continuing Care. Our fully-managed suite of At Home and On-The-Go safety services provide complete freedom & 24-hr peace of mind. Bruyère is a multi-site academic health care organization that is maximizing quality of life and helping people stay and return home. They deliver a wide variety of services in ageing and rehabilitation, medically complex, palliative, residential and primary care.

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The Council on Aging of Ottawa
The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual, volunteer-based charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors living in Ottawa. They strive to promote and champion the basic tenets of an inclusive, caring city and the importance of community-wide engagement with a special focus on the vulnerable and isolated. Seniors’ concerns and issues are identified and solutions are sought through forums, research projects and partnership networks.

Champlainhealthline.ca
The Champlainhealthline.ca is an innovative web portal that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health and community services at the fingertips of consumers and health and social services providers across the Champlain region of Ontario. The Champlainhealthline.ca provides easy access to a reliable source of data and empowers consumers to find the services they need close to home.

Launched in 2009, the Champlainhealthline.ca is becoming a popular source for health and social services information. Over 3000 service listings describe organizations and programs serving people who live in Ottawa, Renfrew county, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and North Lanark and North Grenville.

Home Instead Senior Care®
Helping seniors stay safe at home. Home Instead Senior Care knows that older adults need help now more than ever. As the premier home care company for seniors, they’ve been helping people age in their own homes for over 25 years.

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