Community Care for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Navigating services for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, early stage Alzheimer’s, or Alzheimer’s can be scary and feel overwhelming. In reality, when accessing support for our clients, we found that navigating the care in Toronto is quite simple and the people we spoke with were very understanding and helpful.
Connect with a Care Network
In Toronto, this network is the place to start:
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN - pronounced 'Lynn'): (416) 506 – 9888
Contacting the LHIN or a similar health network in your area would be your first step to accessing care.
When you call this group, an assessment coordinator will arrange to send someone directly to your home to do an assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to find out the needs and the support required at this time.
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