Selected Tools & Local Resources

caregiving links

Scheduling, Sharing, Organizing


An online calendar and personal networking tool designed to help circles of caregivers, family, friends, and healthcare professionals manage a person's care. Tyze allows you to share information with your personal network, and have people pick-up task, etc. You can share a calendar, schedule appointments, or see what needs to be done and how you can help.


TheCareTools is a set of online tools to simplify and coordinate a person's care with family, friends, and healthcare professionals. You can manage appointments, share tasks, post messages, and look after each other.

Pill Timer and reminder systems

Caregivers often find pill timer and reminder systems useful in managing a complicated pill regimen. These tools help you make sure a care recipient takes their medications on time. You can usually purchase one of these products at local pharmacies or online.

Meal Programs & Diet Meal Programs

Health Canada - Canada's Food Guide

A proper diet can help establish a cycle of good health. To learn more about how much of what foods you should be eating every day, you can visit the Canada Food Guide on Health Canada's website. To order your own free copy of the Canada Food Guide you can visit their website or call: 1-866-225-0709

Meal programs

Some seniors' centers, community organizations, and residential facilities provide meals to seniors or other individuals in need on a drop-in basis. Meals on Wheels and many catering companies will deliver meals to your home.

Grocery and pharmacy delivery

Local grocery stores and pharmacies

Many local grocery stores and pharmacies offer delivery services. Some allow people to place orders over the phone or online. Be sure to ask your local grocery stores and pharmacies to see what services they offer.

XPRESSPHARM - Medication Delivery Services

XPRESSPHARM is a Canadian prescription medication delivery service, available to anyone in Canada. They offer free delivery to anywhere in Canada.

Transportation Services

Many communities provide volunteer or public transportation services for seniors or the disabled. These may include door-to-door transportation services available to persons with reduced mobility, volunteer drivers for appointments and grocery shopping, or simply a discounted fare for public transit.

Medical Alert Systems

24-hours-a-day/seven-days-a-week monitoring services are available for frail elders and people with disabilities. These systems are often a wireless personal medical alarm or personal emergency response system consisting of a built-in two-way voice communicator unit and a personal help button giving the user access to help at the press of a button, 24 hours a day. The cost of medical alert systems vary depending on the company you choose, how many help buttons you require, and whether you wish to rent or own the alert system unit. However, the price for this service is around $20 - $40 a month. Below is a list of a few companies that offer medical alert systems in Canada.

Life Call



Respite Care

Connect with your local caregiver support group to find out about resources in your community


Below is a list of resources that offer support, interventions, temporary shelters, or referrals for seniors who are living in abusive situations.

CSSS Cavendish Elder Abuse Helpline

Aide Abus Aînés Telephone Line