Below are a number of websites that contain information, facts, brochures,booklets, etc, as well as links to many other sites on caregiving and aging.
Residential Care Guide 2016
This is a guide of every licensed care community (nursing home/complex care) in British Columbia produced by the Office of the Seniors Advocate of BC. It is the best guide available– excellently done and a lot of information concisely presented.
Fall Prevention Centre for Excellence
Each section, for caregivers, providers, etc.hassubsections containing a number of articles.
The U.S.governments’ Administration on Aging has an elders and families section with a wealth of information.
The B.C. Coalition for Elimination of Abuse of Seniors
They have a number of resources and publications on emotional, physical, and financial abuse.
Alzheimers Society of Canada.
The national organization for this disease which is the primary cause of dementia in Canada.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Seniors Services Society
A non profit group that has a great housing guide and other programmes.
BC211 Red Book
The Red Book on Line is a listing of all the services available in BC. The link provided here takes you directly to the services relevant to seniors.
Red Cross Equipment Loan Programme
This programme through the red cross loans out all sorts of equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, and more for short periods of time. You may need a referral from a medical professional.
Elderpost is a free classifieds and listing service for all things related to seniors and caregiving. It is free to list or buy things from.
Canadian Virtual Hospice
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
A site about medications, usages, side effects, etc. They also have an interaction checker. Do NOT use this site in place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Dying with Dignity
Dying with dignity is the Canadian organization dedicated to improving the quality of dying.
Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health
Provides information and resources on mental health for seniors.
Seniors Education and courses
There are numerous programmes and courses for seniors. These are often through a university, through an “elder college,” or through community centres. They are great places to meet other seniors and to keep learning all through life.