Friendly Visiting

Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.

 

Services

Offers a variety of home supports to help older adults live independently in their own homes.

Services include:

Health professionals provide the following services by appointment in the community or individual homes:

Trained volunteers provide companionship and personal assistance to isolated seniors or adults with chronic illnesses or physical or cognitive disabilities.  Volunteers are matched with clients following a client needs and interest assessment by a health professional.

Provides support services by qualified professionals that improve the quality of life for seniors.  Hourly, weekend, short term, long term, and respite care available.  Staff are properly screened, fully licensed and insured.  Services include:

Personal care

Retirement and assisted living facility in Waterdown.  Provides support services by qualified professionals that improve the quality of life for seniors.  Hourly, weekend, short term, long term, and respite care available.  Fees vary according to service and level of care provided.  Staff are pro

Companionship program offering drop-in friendly visitors at homes, retirement residences, or assisted living facilities.

Companions can assist with:

Provides companionship and support to help seniors or persons with disabilities remain independent in their homes. This programs aims to enrich the social interaction of individuals by connecting them to the community and other helpful resources.

Matches volunteers and clients who have similar interests and who want to share their time. Activities can include shopping, movies or events, or just a chat over coffee.

Friendly visitation and/or telephone reassurance for persons who are living in their own home/apartment or recovering from hospital stays. Time is spent listening, playing games, making crafts, going on outings, telling stories, and enjoying one another’s company.

Provides support services to the Indigenous community, regardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail, elderly or require acute/chronic continuum of care.

Services include:

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