Links/Resources


Health Links-Info Santé |788-8200 or toll free  1-888-315-9257
Health Links is a 24-hour telephone information service staffed by registered nurses with the knowledge to provide answers to health care questions and guide you to the care you need.
Winnipeg RHA Geriatrics Program Central Intake Line: 982-0140
The place to begin getting help and home care. The Geriatrics Team will assess age-related physical and mental problems of persons over the age of 65 years and recommend a treatment plan.
Age & Opportunity Inc. is a social
service agency that offers a wide variety of
programs and services
to older adults including legal services and caregiver support groups.
The Seniors Guide assists seniors, their families, caregivers and senior serving organizations
in accessing comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs and services
available to older Manitobans.
TONS informs and educates Manitobans on transportation options; driver safety, using the bus, handi-transit,  taxis, and volunteer driving programs
An excellent legal resource to help Manitoba seniors better understand wills and estates, and related matters of powers of attorney and health care directives.
A non-profit organization that provides services supporting caregivers of elderly persons in their own home in Winnipeg. Time-out for Caregivers, Telephone Support, Ring-A-Ride: (postal areas-R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P, R3T), Support Group for Caregivers, Information & Referral
LTCAM has a wealth of information for those considering alternatives to independent living.
Government of Manitoba health services are delivered through your local regional health authority - one of eleven regional agencies set up by the province to meet the local needs of Manitobans.
HOUSING
Outlines personal care home services and  charges
Answers common questions for those entering personal care homes.
Terminate a lease if your parent is moving for medical reasons.
The Manitoba government site for protecting adults from abuse while receiving care in personal care homes, hospitals or any other designated health facility.
A 22 page guide to fees for Personal Care Homes in Manitoba
TRANSPORTATION
TONS informs and educates Manitobans on transportation options; driver safety, using the bus, handi-transit,  taxis, and volunteer driving programs
HEALTH
Extensive list of  health services available in Manitoba
More than 40 fact sheets, guides and brochures on a wide variety of health issues for seniors and their families.
The Mayo Clinic is a must see site. Comprehensive, clear information on diseases and conditions and medications. Read the sections under Caregivers: Aging Parents.
The Centre of Aging site includes valuable links, articles and research on aging in our province.
features a video explaining the importance of advance care planning, a workbook to help people navigate the process and information on how to create a Health Care Directive.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)/The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
Excellent guide on talking to your health professionals from the Health Quality Council of Alberta. The Symptom Tracker is a plus.
Drug benefit program for eligible Manitobans, regardless of disease or age, whose income is seriously affected by high prescription drug costs.
University of Manitoba pharmacy information line 474-6493
Use this site’s pictures to identify prescription drugs.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Deer Lodge Centre provides a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services for seniors in the community including the Prime Program, Day Hospital, Geriatric Mental Health, and Hearing Centre
ER Wait Times and Alternative Locations
Explains the difference between Emergency, Urgent Care and the Pan Am Clinic.
Home kit providing the necessary information for medical personnel in case of an emergency.
This is the place to take an elderly parent with a serious but not life threatening illness. Wait times are shorter than walk-ins and emergency rooms.  Urgent Care provides diagnostic testing such as lab tests and x-rays; counseling and referral for problems related to life stresses; immediate assessment and treatment of any non life-threatening health problem
A multi-disciplinary health care centre that provides health care assessment and treatment focusing on musculoskeletal concerns (back pain, osteoarthritis,  sprains, etc.). Recommended by several caregivers.
Assessment and treatment for patients with acute injuries such as sprains, cuts, bruises, and fractures that do not require hospitalization
Map of Emergency Services in Winnipeg
Locates hospitals, Urgent care and Pan-Am Clinic
CHRONIC DISEASE ORGANIZATIONS
These groups provide community awareness; individual, family and professional education; support programs; and research funding.
The CMF supports patients and their families; healthcare professionals; and those concerned with the policy and advocacy around mesothelioma and asbestos.
END OF LIFE SUPPORTS
promotes compassionate, effective care for all Manitobans touched by any life-threatening condition or bereavement, and to provide services and education complementary to the formal health care system.
provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
a non-profit organization which provides information to assist Manitobans in making informed decisions when considering their final arrangements.
FINANCIAL SERVICES - GOVERNMENT
Government of Canada guide to pensions(OAS &CPP), retirement (RRSPs &RIFs), income tax benefits
Fraud and scam reporting and prevention.
These RBC sites have clear, comprehensive information on financial and estate planning - wills, government pensions, tax issues
TAX BENEFITS
Eligibility form to receive deductions for persons with disabilities and/or their caregivers
Manitobans who act as the primary caregivers for family members or others may now be eligible for a $1,020 tax credit.
Canada Revenue's complete list of eligible medical expenses
A portion of rent in retirement homes, assisted living and supportive living may qualify as a tax deductable medical expense.
LEGAL INFORMATION
Excellent legal resource to help Manitoba seniors better understand wills and estates, and related matters of powers of attorney and health care directives.
Manitoba government guidebook to an Enduring Power of Attorney allows someone else to manage  your legal and financial affairs.
Answers to common questions about wills and probate.
Excellent article on choosing an executor

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