Core Community Supports to Age in Community (2019)

Employment and Social Development Canada
Description / Summary

This report focuses on the following core community supports, identified by the FPT Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum as critical to aging in place for older adults. Such supports may be delivered by federal, provincial or territorial governments, their agents, and/or other organizations.

  • Home Care Services: health-related supports that include a wide range of services including personal care, therapy, rehabilitation and nursing care;
  • Home supports: including meal provision/services, housekeeping, home maintenance, and transportation, as well as social participation and companionship programs, and physical activity and educational/recreational programs; and
  •  Financial supports: income support, as well as grants and subsidies to defray housing costs and fund home renovations designed to improve accessibility.