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Helpful Resources for Dementia Caregivers during COVID-19

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August 19 Caregiver CheckIn event

Caregiver Check-In: Challenges and Choices in Dementia Care during COVID-19

Wednesday, August 19 from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM EST.

A free online event for family caregivers of someone with dementia. Our fourth event connecting caregivers across Ontario, discussing challenges they are facing and ways to cope and find supports they need in the COVID19 pandemic. Discussion led by the medical director and clinical staff at the Reitman Centre / Ehancing Care Program.

Register | Free

Video and Communication Challenges | Caregiver Check-In in COVID-19

Dr. Sadavoy discusses the challenges family caregivers shared about communicating with their family member with dementia via different devices such a laptop, iPad or smartphone, in the midst of COVID-19 visitor restriction policies in place in care facilities and residences. He offers perspective and some helpful strategies that were discussed with and by other caregivers in our dialogue event.

More Caregiver Check-In Videos


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Managing ongoing care through COVID-19

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Legal Resources

Legal Organizations and Advocacy for Caregivers

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
Tel:   1-855-598-2656 or 416-598-2656
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.

Pro Bono Ontario
Tel:  1-855-255-7256
Free Legal Advice Hotline is a good source of free legal advice for those who are income-eligible. There is a cost range based on the number of people in the household.

Tel: 416-479-0551
There is a small fee to register but the lawyers in their network charge a reduced fee for services depending on income. They use a sliding scale.

The Law Society Referral Service
Tel: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255
The lawyers and paralegals in the network charge their regular fees but some may take cases on contingency (depending on the area of law) or accept Legal Aid certificates.

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Other Resources


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Caregiver Support Programs

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Other Online Resources



Online Events for Caregivers

  • August 19 | Caregiver Check-In: Challenges and Choices in COVID-19 (Sinai Health/ Enhancing Care for Dementia Care Partners)
    Time:  2:30PM to 3:45 PM
    An interactive discussion with caregivers across Ontario, led by Dr. Joel Sadavaoy, Medical Director, Reitman Centre/ Enhancing Care Program – Sinai Health and Gita Lakhanpal, Occupational Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Reitman Centre – Sinai Health
Past Events


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Food & Necessities Delivery

  • Friendly Neighbour Hotline (GTA):
    TEL: 1 (855) 581-9580; Help picking up essentials like groceries and household items. *Service is only available for Seniors in low-income housing in Toronto at this time. (UHN)
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Mental Health, Housing, Newcomers

Ontario Caregiver Organization
211 Ontario
Toronto Seniors Helpline

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