Resources for Seniors

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Private Caregiving Services

  • Many private caregiving agencies exist. Prices and quality of service vary. You may find it helpful to get recommendations from colleagues and friends. 
  • Agence Ometz has a Personal Support Worker for Seniors training program. Contact the training coordinator at 514-342-0000, ext.3498  with queries about available caregivers.
  • It may be difficult to find private caregivers who will work a night shift. 
  • Before hiring a caregiver, find a list of interview questions online to ensure a thorough interview.
  • is a directory of caregivers, along with their professional profiles.

Health and Nutrition

Home Care Equipment and Safety

Make sure that the home is adequately and evenly lit, floor space is unobstructed, floors are not slippery and stairs are safe. Some of the safety equipment listed below may be fully or partially covered by private insurance: 

  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Shower or bathtub bench
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • MedicAlert offers medical ID personal accessories to communicate physical condition during an emergency.
  • AlarmCare Elderly Alert offers two way communication and an emergency button via an alarm system.
  • Lifeline offers various safety solutions for seniors.


  • Paratransit is a Societé de transport (STM) service that offers adapted transit to persons with reduced mobility. 
  • Assisted Transportation and Accompaniment Service (ATASE) drivers accompany people to and from medical appointments. They can also stay with people during appointments. Contact the Cummings Centre for details.
  • Disabled Parking Permits are granted by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).


Housing Counselling

  • Visavie is a housing counselling service for seniors. Assistance with finding a retirement home, as well as other home services, are offered.
  • Guide se loger (publication Bel Âge)

Tax Credit

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