Seniors' health services during COVID-19
Many people may be wondering how they can help provide emotional support for seniors while still practicing physical distancing. Here are a few practical strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress.
- Emotional support for seniors - Practical strategies for anxiety and stress related to COVID-19 (PDF)
At Northern Health, we know that people want to maintain as much control as possible over their lives - that's why we're working hard to provide a range of health care options that promote independence, choice and dignity. The ability to make personal choices for health care is important. Most Northerners by nature are resilient, self-reliant and independent. Therefore, providing resources and services that can help them stay that way are important in every community, no matter how small.
The needs of seniors and people with disabilities are unique and Northern Health has a range of services to meet your needs. These services are designed to complement and supplement, but not replace the efforts of individuals to care for themselves, with the assistance of family, friends, and community.
Detailed information on home and community care services and programs for seniors and persons with disabilities is available by browsing the available links and topics under Home and Community Care.
- Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults
- The Safe Living Guide - Home safety for seniors (PDF)
- Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence program (CMHC financial assistance for minor home adaptations)