The Ontario government has committed several million in 2017 to fund renovations and reduce the affordable housing strain. This is part of a strategy to offset unbearable costs that long term care, emergency visits and hospitalisation has.
Living at home with a disability at any age has proven to be a far less expensive and more comfortable option for people across the globe when compared to all other options. In Canada, the concept is referred to as Aging-at-home (click to download the provincial strategy)
If you or someone you care for is a senior, or is a person living at home with a disability in the MED+ service areas, and is at risk of injuries related to falls, then the below links will provide you with all the information you may need. This information will help you to determine if government funding grants are available to you or to someone you know and help pay for the expense of costly renovations and equipment that is needed to achieve accessibility, safety and comfort at home.
If you don’t live in our service area, don’t worry – simply email me with your city, or state with Home Modifications in the subject line, and I will reply with a direction down the right path to an accessibility specialist in your area.
LIST OF CURRENT PROGRAMS THAT MED+ ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
PROGRAM INFORMATION & WEBSITES
- Home & Vehicle Modification Program, March of Dimes
- Toronto Renovates Program, City of Toronto
- York Region Home Repair Program, York Region
- Simcoe County Renovates Program, Simcoe County
If you live outside of the MED+ service area, require assistance with a funding application, need financing options or pricing for home safety, accessibility or mobility needs, contact MED+ Home Health Care – Accessibility Division, they have a team that works hard to help clients get the products and services that they need, at a price that is affordable.
You can view photographs of some MED+ Accessibility projects and product inspiration images by clicking these links below:
- BATH CONVERSION
- RAMPS & THRESHOLDS
- VERTICAL PLATFORM LIFTS
- VERTICAL PLATFORM ELEVATORS
- REPLACEMENT DOORS & AUTOMATION
- HAND RAILS, GRAB BARS & TRANSFER AIDES
- CEILING TRACK LIFTS
- PORTABLE SHOWERS
- BARRIER FREE WASHROOM RENOVATIONS
MED+ HAS BEEN HELPING CLIENTS STAY IN THE HOME’S THEY LOVE SINCE 1990!
Ronny Wiskin is the founder of ReliAble Independent Living Services, is the current Accessibility Solutions Manager at MED+ Home Health Care and is a certified environmental access consultant. Ronny can be reached locally at 416-477-5960 ext. 409 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org