Government launches senior care portal

By Staff | December 3, 2013 | Last updated on December 3, 2013
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The government has launched a caregivers portal that will act a central source of information for seniors and their families and caregivers, says Alice Wong, minister of state (seniors).

The portal, called “Information for Caregivers,” provides an interactive map of Canada that leads visitors to lists of federal, provincial and municipal resources that outline different senior care options, as well as tips on choosing powers of attorney and on varying health issues, for example.

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Users will also find information on the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which supports projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in their communities. The site also discusses elder abuse and how to increase awareness.


The resources will “help families navigate the complex array of government programs and services at all levels,” says Susan Eng, Vice President, Advocacy, CARP. “It is comprehensive and user-friendly, which will come as a great relief to people who are often running from pillar to post to get the help they need for themselves or their loved ones.”


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