Resource Centre

Your health and the health of your loved ones is always at the forefront of our caregiving focus, which is why we've prepared a list of important topics for you to discuss with your doctor:

Glaucoma screening
Screening can lead to early detection and treatment, which can prevent, slow, or stop vision loss from the disease.

Blood pressure
Know if you have high blood pressure by getting your blood pressure checked regularly.

Body mass index
A high body mass index (BMI) places you at an increased risk for many chronic health problems.

Living will and healthcare proxy
An important legal document that states how you want medical decisions to be made if you lose the ability to make them for yourself.

Completed annual physical exam
Monitor, detect and prevent ailments, stay up-to-date with important vaccinations, as well as discuss with your doctor other things that may affect your health.

Bone density exam in last two years
An important exam used to detect bone loss in individuals at risk for osteoporosis.

Cholesterol test in last twelve months
High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Flu shot in last twelve months
The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year during the fall/winter season because flu viruses change from year to year.

Pneumonia vaccine
One vaccine at age 65 generally provides coverage for a lifetime.

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer can be prevented and treated through routine screening and early detection.

Diabetes
Knowing your diabetes status and the associated risks, as well as maintaining and monitoring blood sugar can decrease the risk of diabetes complications.

Mammogram
Mammography is the best available way to detect breast cancer early, when it is most curable.

 

Resource Links

Finding health information is often difficult, so we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you. We hope these links will be helpful to you. 

Ontario Ministry of Health
& Long-Term Care
health.gov.on.ca

Community Care Access Centre 
healthcareathome.ca

Seniors Canada On-Line
seniors.gc.ca 

Toronto Seniors Portal
toronto.ca/seniors

Heart & Stroke Foundation
heartandstroke.com

211 Toronto
211toronto.ca 

Philips Lifeline
lifelinesys.com

Elder Abuse Ontario
elderabuseontario.com

Behavioural Supports Ontario
behaviouralsupportsontario.ca

Alzheimer Society Ontario
alzheimer.ca