The Home Support Services Program provides 300 seniors with the care and support needed to continue to live independently. Volunteers conduct hundreds of hours of visits, telephone check-ups, escorts to medical and other essential appointments. Our home makers provide over 3,000 hours of home making annually to seniors in need. Our client intervention worker offers information and referral, support and advocacy right in the community. All these services offer valuable care and companionship, keeping seniors engaged in their community and helping them age with the dignity they deserve.
Seniors needing companionship – or just someone to talk to – can find that someone in one of our volunteers. We can arrange for one of our friendly volunteers to make regular visits or telephone contacts to a senior at a mutually convenient time. Breaking up the isolation that so many seniors experience, friendly visiting is a highly valued service.
For a modest fee of $7 per hour, our home makers support our seniors to remain independent in the community by providing valuable home making services such as laundry, vacuuming and light meal preparation.
Please call the Dixon Hall Seniors Department at 416-863-0499 for more information on our Home Support Services. Referrals are welcome from individuals, family, friends, social service organizations, and other health professionals.
I am 93 years old and I have been getting Home Help service from Dixon
Hall for almost eight years due to my osteoporosis. The Home Helper takes care of many of my household chores so that my home is clean and tidy. Thanks to this program, I can continue to stay in the community and be independent.
In addition to the invaluable tangible help provided by Dixon, I gain a lot of peace of mind and support thanks to the person-to-person contact.
Having somebody who really cares and in whom I can trust to help me out is like a lifeline. It makes me feel that I still matter. It also allows me to enjoy meaningful give and take relationships with others (and this is becoming increasingly difficult for elderly people as they outlive their companions).
In spite of my physical limitations, I try to remain as active as I can and
I continue to contribute to the community by sharing my knowledge and experience whenever I can.