Caring for Aging Adults and Seniors

If you have caregiving responsibilities for an adult or elder family member, there are resources that can help you and your family. The Family Care Office can provide you with information and referrals to support services for elders and their caregivers including information on home care services, senior housing options, and caregiver supports.

Workshops for those caring for adults and elder family members are offered to the University of Toronto community by the Family Care Office. Check out our Events for further details.

The Family Care Office Resource and Lending Library has a number of practical resources on elder care. For more detailed information about our resources, check out our book list.

General Information

Council on Aging of Ottawa

A guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

The Institute of Life Course and Aging
The Institute of Life Course and Aging’s YouTube Channel

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Senior Safety Line (24 hours a day – 7 days per week – 150 different languages)
Toll-free: 1-866-299-1011

Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Government of Canada – Programs and Services for Seniors

The Family Care Office does not endorse any of the organizations listed here, and we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the statements and/or the quality of services provided by these organizations.

Resource for U of T employees and their dependents

Call the Employee and Family Assistance Program — TELUS Health for personal and in-depth assistance with your elder care concern.

TELUS Health has Family Support Services under which eldercare support is included.

  • Receive an immediate needs assessment and customized family resource packages.
  • Their specialists can speak directly with the elderly person as part of your needs assessment and provide information on arranging an independent provider for an in-home assessment.
  • Obtain resources pertaining to home care services, understanding long term care and other housing options, dementia care, end-of-life care, and legal referrals for Wills and Powers of Attorney.

To start, call 1-855-597-2110.

You may also register and create an online account to access the TELUS Health or website. Find your TELUS Health invitation code in your email or request a code. This will give you access to additional eldercare resources.