The illness of a spouse or other family member can create a huge financial and emotional strain on retired people. Will you be able to handle such an event financially?
To decide if you need to make changes in your life due to ill health, ask yourself:
- What services are available to help me at home?
- Do I need to move?
- Where should I move?
- Who do I talk to about getting help?
If you have a spouse, you will need to discuss these questions together.
Who do I talk to about getting help?
Contact your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). These government agencies provide free information about in-home care, supportive housing, and retirement homes as well as access to long-term care. They can also help you get the services you need. To find your local CCAC:
To search for long-term care facilities in Ontario, you can also visit these websites: