Other Resources (Health Authorities and Community Agencies)

To access aging resources from other organizations including Health Authorities and Community agencies, visit the links below:

  • National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry)

    This task group is committed to advancing research, advocacy, education, and resources toward ensuring that the needs and interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia – as well as their families and friends are considered in health care planning  Their site provides links to an excellent array of publications and resources generated by this National Task Group including: “My Thinkers Not Working”, Early Detection and Screening resource, and “Guidelines for Structuring Community Care and Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia”.

    Click here to learn more

  • Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (Canadian Family Physician)

    This article provides a clinical review of the updated Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the care of adults with developmental disabilities. Recommended practice with respect to general, physical, behavioural and mental health issues are details along with ethical considerations associated with informed consent, atypical manifestations of pain and distress.

    Click here to learn more

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice

    This site provides information and support on palliative care, end of live, loss and grief.  The site is designed to provide information in a variety of formats: forums, a gallery with short videos on a host of topics, books and links to other resources, as well as personal stories.

    Click here to learn more

  • Family Network Guide (Family Caregivers Network Society)

    This website provides information on the role and resources provided by the Family Caregivers Network Society.  A BC organization, they support caregiver support groups, provide information and referral, educational seminars and materials, a resource library, and newsletter.  They are committed to promoting the importance of the valuable role of family caregivers and work to enhance their capacity, health, and wellness.

    Click here to learn more

  • Residential Care (Fraser Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Fraser Health Authority regarding residential care. Details associated with individual rights, eligibility, cost, assessment, and facilities within the health region are provided.

    Click here to learn more

  • Accessing Residential Care (Fraser Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Fraser Health Authority regarding accessing residential care.

    Click here to learn more

  • Healthy Aging (Health Link BC)

    Health Link BC has created an informative web site which provides general information on a variety of topics related to the health and well-being of individuals.  This section of the website is devoted to healthy aging and covers a variety of topics including: physical, emotional, mental and sexual vitality, nutrition, medical care and links to other resources.

    Click here to learn more

  • Healthy Eating and Healthy Aging for Adults (Health Link BC)

    A 1-page reference identifying important nutrients to maintain health and well-being.  Also offers links to additional nutritional resources.

    Click here to learn more

  • Immunization Schedule for BC Adults, Seniors and Individuals at High Risk (Health Link BC)

    A 1-page table identifying the recommended immunization schedule correlated between vaccine, age and risk.

    Click here to learn more

  • Accessing Residential Care (Interior Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Interior Health Authority regarding accessing residential care.

    Click here to learn more

  • Residential Care (Interior Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Interior Health Authority regarding residential care. Details associated with individual rights, eligibility, cost, assessment, and facilities within the health region are provided.

    Click here to learn more

  • Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry (Nidus)

    The NIDUS website and associated resources are well detailed.  Drop down boxes offer detailed information to guide personal planning associated with creating Representation Agreements, Advanced Directives, Health Care Consent, Enduring Power of Attorney and so on.  Contact information is provided through the links.

    Click here to learn more

  • North Shore Green Book (North Shore Community Resources)

    The Green Book is a directory of community services on the North Shore  that has been produced by North Shore Community Resources (NSCR)  for more than 25 years. It lists both by name and category agencies and organizations from around the North Shore that provide community and social services.

    Click here to learn more

  • Accessing Services (Northern Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Northern Health Authority regarding accessing services.

    Click here to learn more

  • Residential Care (Northern Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Northern Health Authority regarding residential care. Details associated with individual rights, eligibility, cost, assessment, and facilities within the health region are provided.

    Click here to learn more

  • Aging and Seniors (Public Health Agency of Canada)

    A website provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, a federal initiative which offers information specific to the health and well-being of seniors, as well as links to health promotion projects and partner organizations. An index of other health related initiatives under the mandate of the agency are also included on the site.

    Click here to learn more

  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre on Developmental Disabilities and Health

    A comprehensive website created by the University of Illinois, Department of Disability and Human Development. Resources include: publications, training, research projects, advocacy, and key initiatives on aging and developmental disability.

    Click here to learn more

  • Normal Ageing (TSAO Foundation)

    A short, slide presentation providing an overview on the typical aging experience as well as some recommendations for adaptations to sensory changes people might experience in the aging process.

    Click here to learn more

  • Accessing Residential Care (Vancouver Coastal Health)

    A link to information from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority regarding accessing residential care.

    Click here to learn more

  • Residential Care (Vancouver Coastal Health)

    A link to information from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority regarding residential care. Details associated with individual rights, eligibility, cost, assessment, and facilities within the health region are provided.

    Click here to learn more

  • Home Health Services (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

    A link to an inventory of information on resources and services provided through the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) designed to help support people to continue to live in their homes.  Alternative options for people unable to live safely or independently are described.

    Click here to learn more

  • Residential Care (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

    A link to information from the Vancouver Island Health Authority regarding residential care. Details associated with individual rights, eligibility, cost, assessment, and facilities within the health region are provided.

    Click here to learn more

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