Senior Services in PEI

Long-term Care Services

Long-Term Care

If your care needs can no longer be met at home, an assessment may show that you require admission into a Long-term Care Home. PEI has both public and private long-term care homes.

Community Care Facilities

Community Care Facilities are privately owned and operated homes providing assistance with some personal care services. Community Care Facilities do not have –the-clock nursing supervision. Most residents are responsible for the full cost of accommodations.

Home Care

Seniors, or their caregivers, may benefit from Home Care, which can range from acute care, long-term care for those with chronic conditions, or palliative care. To determine if you are eligible for Home Care please contact your local Home Care office. Click on ‘Home Care’ above for a list of Home Care office telephone numbers.

Adult Day Programs

Adult Day Programs are designed to provide seniors with mental and social stimulation, while also giving them an opportunity to have a change in scenery. Caregivers also appreciate this service as it gives them some respite from providing care to their loved one. Contact your local Home Care Office to inquire about Adults Day Programs in your area.

Elder Abuse

Adult Protection Program

If you are a senior who is the victim of abuse, or if you know or suspect that a senior is being abused, contact your local Home Care Office for help or advice.

Home Adaptations

Prince Edward Island seniors who want to modify their home to compensate for age-related changes may be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Seniors’ Home Repair Program

Low to moderate income seniors who live in and own their own residence, may be able to receive financial assistance to make repairs to the physical structure of their home if the repairs are necessary to maintain the structure of the home and if the repairs are required to ensure the health and safety of the senior.

Seniors’ Housing Program

The Senior Housing Program provides eligible seniors with apartment style living at varying rates according to their income. Provincial Housing Offices, located across the provinces will receive your application and you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Finances

Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral Program

Recognizing that many seniors are financially struggling, the government will allow eligible seniors to defer the payment of property taxes on their principal residence to a later date.

Seniors’ Drug Cost Assistant Program

If you are eligible for PEI Medicare and you are 65 years of age or older, the government may subsidize the cost of certain prescription drugs. You do not have to apply for this program. If you qualify, you will automatically be registered for the program, however it is your responsibility to inform the pharmacy when you turn 65.

Government Website

Prince Edward Island residents looking for more information about senior related issues can visit the province’s website dedicated to seniors, http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/seniors.