Resources

Looking for other community support services? Here are some organizations that may be of help to you:

Community Organizations:

  • Alzheimer Society of Durham Region is a non-profit, charitable organization providing support and education programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and their family and professional care partners.
  • Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is a non-profit, charitable agency providing services and supports to individuals and families living with mental health concerns. Staff work in partnership with clients, offering services that are person-centered and sensitive to individual needs.
  • Canadian Mental Health AssociationDurham provides a broad range of services to individuals and their families experiencing mental health challenges, from information and education to case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, housing and primary healthcare.
  • Central East LHIN Home & Community Care: In  Durham Regions, CCAC serves those in the community who need acute and/or long-term care, nursing, therapy, personal support services, medical supplies and equipment, and referral to other in home services.
  • Durham Elder Abuse Network addresses the prevention of elder abuse in Durham Region through networking, information sharing, raising awareness and advocacy. Elder abuse is any action or inaction which causes harm to an older person by a person in a position of trust.
  • Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation is a social housing provider helping to meet housing needs through the provision of a practical, well-maintained and affordable housing portfolio, as well as assisting with related services to support residents in their housing.
  • Durham Region Transit (DRT) Specialized Services provide accessible door to door transit service for persons with disabilities. Passengers must meet the eligibility criteria and complete an application form to qualify for Specialized Services.
  • The Region of Durham Social Services Department provides services to over 25,000 Durham Region residents, many of whom may require one or more of Social Services aids such as: Long-Term Care & Services for Seniors, Business Affairs & Financial Management, Family Services, Housing Services, or Income & Employment Support.

Resource Guides:

Please note: The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement or guarantee by Community Care Durham of any of the organizations or the information on their respective websites.

 

Medical Alarm Product and Services:

Medical Alarm products and services offer peace of mind to to many people and their families, as an important means of getting help in the event of any incident that requires emergency assistance. Community Care Durham understands this and for that reason, has established a formal relationship with Philips and their Lifeline service. With Lifeline, we are confident that our clients can continue to live independently in their homes with the reassurance that help is available at the push of a button.

Lifeline is an easy-to-use medical alert service that summons help any time of the day or night – even if you can’t speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Personal Response Centre Associate will ensure that you get help fast.

Lifeline:

  • Is Canada’s #1 Medical Alarm
  • Is trusted by more hospitals, doctors and professional caregiveres
  • Provides peace of mind and safety for thousands of Canadians
  • Is the only button with an “AutoAlert” option that calls for help, even if you can’t

The Lifeline services is ideal for anyone who:

  • Lives alone or is alone a good part of the day
  • Is at risk for falls
  • Manages a medical condition or is recovering from surgery
  • Has a caregiver who needs greater peace of mind

To Obtain Lifeline:

To book an in-home consultation or in-service with a Lifeline Community Representative, please call 1-866-434-3463 or go to the Lifeline website.