Tools & Resources

Useful Tools and Resources

Premier Homecare Services Vancouver Westside knows that finding the right information in one convenient spot is difficult. Searching through different websites and all the different types of home care services out there can be overwhelming.

This section on the Premier Homecare Services Vancouver Westside website will assist you in gathering all the information about services in your local area. With the information here, you’ll be able to make an informed decision based on your needs and wants.

Here you will learn about all the organizations and services available in the Vancouver Westside area, and what they can do to help you.

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer Society of BC helps people with dementia and their care partners have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life by providing a variety of support and education options. The Alzheimer Society Resource Centre and the Chinese Resource Centre are both located on Quebec Street in Vancouver. Explore their website for a variety of in-person and on-line workshops and support groups, plus resources, newsletters, events, their First Link program.

Learn about opportunities to participate in clinical research.

www.alzheimerbc.org

The Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

The Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, located in UBC Hospital, Vancouver, is the main referral centre in BC for assessment and diagnosis of patients with Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases (such as ALS and Parkinson’s). Explore their website for the following: Get to know about the team of physicians and staff working at the clinic; Find useful information on Alzheimer’s disease; Read assessment information on what to expect during your first visit to clinic; and Learn about opportunities to participate in clinical research.

Learn about opportunities to participate in clinical research.

www.card.centreforbrainhealth.ca

Seniors First BC

Seniors First BC is a non-profit charitable organization located in British Columbia, Canada, committed to protecting the legal rights of older adults, increasing access to justice for older adults, informing the public about elder abuse, and providing supportive programs for older adults who have been abused.

Learn about opportunities to participate in clinical research.

www.seniorsfirstbc.ca

Health & Home Care Society of BC

The Health and Home Care Society of BC is an independent and BC-based not-for-profit organization. Since 1898, they have taken care of British Columbians through healthcare initiatives tailored to the communities they serve. Programs include: Meals on Wheels, Family Respite Centre, Community Integration (rehab), Health Promotion Services (such as flu shots). Health & Home Care.

Learn about opportunities to participate in clinical research.

www.carebc.ca

Discover a new place of residence with one of our trusted retirement home partners.

Amica at Arbutus Manor Seniors Facility

www.amica.ca

Clarendon Court Seniors Facility

www.baptisthousing.org

Shannon Oaks Seniors Facility

www.comfortlife.ca

The Terraces on 7th Seniors Facility

Provides information regarding events that are occurring in the Vancouver area.

www.retirementconcepts.com/homes/terraces

A.S.K. (The Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale Friendship Society)

A.S.K. (The Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale Friendship Society) is an Adult Day Centre focusing on the well-being of seniors and their caregivers. There are opportunities to make new friends and have fun doing therapeutic activities with the support of a caring team of trained staff members.

www.askcentre.ca

Kerrisdale Seniors Centre

The Kerrisdale Community Centre complex includes: an indoor pool, exercise room, seniors centre, ice rink and community centre.

www.vancouver.ca

Oakridge Seniors’ Centre

The Oakridge Seniors’ Centre (OSC) is a resource for seniors to promote individual respect, well-being, and friendship. Seniors 55 years and older are welcome to join.

www.oakridgeseniors.com

South Granville Seniors Centre

Activity Centre and information support service for older adults. Provides educational and recreational programs, information, advice, and assistance with seniors’ concerns. Services include wellness programs, income tax assistance, lunch program, ESL program, and monthly newsletter.

South Granville Seniors Centre

The Care Guide

The choices for senior living situations can be overwhelming to anyone. This easy-to-use resource is a great way to learn more about this sensitive subject. Here, you can see the wide selection of senior housing available in your area, as well as tips for living safer at home and what your home care options are.

www.thecareguide.ca

Tonari Gumi Japanese Community Volunteers Association

For information about health and social services across the South West region.

www.tonarigumi.ca

Age Comfort

AgeComfort is a leading online source for Comfort Products. These include Daily Living Aids, Mobility Aids, Incontinence, Vitamins & Supplements and Health Care Products.

www.agecomfort.com

Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre For Peace

The Canadian Memorial United Church was built by the Rev. (Lt.-Col) G.O. Fallis, C.B.E, E.D., D.D as a memorial to those who served and died in World War One. The Centre for Peace, which holds the church offices and meeting room space to serve the community, was built in 1997 and was named in recognition of Colonel Fallis’ vision for peace.

www.canadianmemorial.org

HandyDART Bus Service

To book a trip on or register for HandyDART in Metro Vancouver call 604-575-6600 or see http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/HandyDART.aspx. For further information or to meet with HandyDARTs Consumer Advocate Linda McGowan

www.translink.ca

Legal Shield

Legal Shield has been offering legal service plans for 40 years. They provide access to quality law firms for as little as $20 per month. The lawyers can write letters on your behalf, review documents, prepare wills and much more.

www.jreiman.legalshieldassociate.com

Love Your Age

Kate Maliha, Director of Love Your Age has a Master of Human Kinetics with advanced certifications. Kate and her team of Kinesiologists, Personal Trainers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Dietitians believe that it’s time to feel good about getting older. Their programs follow the latest research based best practices in fitness, prevention, lifestyle management and retention of abilities. They offer a wide range of programs such as personal training (in-home and gym based), fall prevention, yoga, suspension training, aquatic exercises and more. They also provide educational workshops on fitness.

www.loveyourage.ca

Macdonald’s Prescriptions

Offering a full range of pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment (including rentals).

www.macdonaldsrx.com

Michael Tudorie

Michael is a trusted expert in the 50+ housing market on Vancouver’s Westside neighbourhood of Kitsilano. He helps seniors, young and old, with downsizing or “rightsizing” every step of the way, without rushing or pushing. He is a one-stop-shop and will organize home staging, home services, moving, financial and other services if needed. His strong commitment to client satisfaction is evidence by many outstanding testimonials. Check out his website for a wide range of useful reports and some interesting blogs.

www.michaeltudorie.com

Out of Chaos

Whether you are downsizing, moving or wanting your home or office organized, Linda Chu and her team are there to help. Linda Chu, founder of Out of Chaos, is a professional organizer and sought after speaker. She has appeared in the media and provides workshops and corporate training, in addition to her organizing services. Visit her website for great tips on decluttering, organizing and increasing your productivity.

www.outofchaos.ca

Philips Lifeline

Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets clients summon help any time of the day or night – even if they can’t speak. By pressing a Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Personal Response Associate will ensure they get help fast. That’s why Philips Lifeline provides the #1 Medical Alert Service to offer you something else: peace of mind.

www.lifeline.ca

The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society – British Columbia and Yukon Division Office The Arthritis Society BC and Yukon Division works together with arthritis advocates improving the lives of the 600,000 people in BC living with arthritis. They build an advocacy network across BC and the Yukon, which is committed to creating positive change and bringing arthritis to the top of the healthcare agenda.

www.arthritis.ca

The Tetra Society of North America

The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit group founded by Sam Sullivan in 1987 after an engineer volunteered to invent customized assistive devices for him, allowing Sam independence with his daily needs as a quadriplegic. The Society’s engineer and technician volunteers work one-to-one with people from all age groups who have specific needs that are not met by commercial assistive devices. They do not bill for the volunteer’s time, just asked for repayment of materials and mileage costs (if possible).

www.tetrasociety.org

Vancouver Foot Solutions

Foot Solutions utilizes advanced computerized scanning technologies to determine the optimum solution for people experiencing common foot problems. If you are suffering from bunions, back pain, hammertoes, knee pain, fallen arches, or just tired aching feet, our staff of skilled fitting professionals can provide solutions.

www.footsolutions.com/vancouver

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

To provide exemplary, client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of veterans, our other clients and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada; and to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.

www.veterans.gc.ca



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