Carefirst Services

Adult Day Program

The Adult Day Program provides structured and supervised activities for frail or socially isolated older adults. Our goal is to enable seniors to achieve and maintain their maximum level of functioning, to prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization, and to provide respite and support for caregivers.

Assisted Living Services

Funded by Central and Central East LHINs, Carefirst is committed to offering a “Holistic Care for Seniors” program for high-risk seniors who are frail or cognitively impaired while able to live in their own home safely with or without family support. This comprehensive and diverse program serves not only to fulfill the seniors’ daily needs, but also to provide them a care continuum in the community.

Bereavement Services

This program specializes in offering professional and supportive services to bereaved individuals and families residing in Toronto and York region. This program is offered in a culturally sensitive environment and addresses the emotional needs and social support of individuals and families during the grieving process.

Carefirst Lifeline

Carefirst is proud to have partnered with Philips Lifeline to provide our community the Lifeline service. Our clients and patients can continue to live confidently and independently in their homes with the reassurance that help is available at the push of a button.

Caregivers Support & Education Program

The Caregivers Education and Support Program aims to promote the health and well-being of the caregivers during their caregiving journeys. Through different activities, programs and services that support various needs of caregivers to reduce their stress and boost their community connections.

Chronic Disease Management

Carefirst Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management Centre aims to motivate and enable individuals to lead an enhanced quality of life through the provision and promotion of community-based chronic disease prevention and management services.

Community Support Services

The Community Support Services have adopted client and family centered approach by using standardized assessment tool to identify the individual’s care needs and formulate the service goals. The service users were provided with case management, ongoing assessment and intervention, service navigation and provision. The basket of services includes Client Intervention and Assistance, Friendly Visiting and Telephone Reassurance/Security Check, Escort & Interpretation, Information and Referral, Bereavement Counseling, and Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention.

Elder Abuse Helpline

Carefirst plays a leadership role in advocating for the protection of our seniors, and is committed to the development and implementation of prevention strategies and programs to combat elder abuse throughout the organization and in the community it is mandated to serve.

Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network

GAIN provides specialized geriatric care to support frail seniors living at home or in retirement residences, who have multiple complex medical and social problems.

Home Care Services

When an individual needs personal care or homemaking services, our Client Services Coordinators will make a need assessment and set up an appropriate care plan with the client and the family. All our services are delivered by trained personal care workers.

Integrated Dialysis Care

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association is pleased to announce that we are expanding our existing partnership with the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital on another innovative initiative – the Integrated Dialysis Care Program for assisted Peritoneal Dialysis (aPD) patients. The IDC Program is one of the only six programs chosen by Ontario Renal Network (ORN) to support the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s transformational goals to address gaps in home and community care for patients on peritoneal dialysis.

Overnight Stay Program

The Overnight Stay Program provides a comfortable and home-like environment for those with cognitive impairments, frail, or elderly. This program is for the benefit of caregivers requiring a temporary break from caregiving due to stress, burnout, personal leaves or medical conditions, as the Overnight Stay Program accepts clients with cognitive impairment/dementia or other older adults in need of the services.

Supportive Housing Services

Carefirst Supportive Housing Services are funded by the Ministry of Health and provided at two Seniors Housing Apartments. Services include on-site and on-call support, emergency response, case co-ordination and personal wellness promotion.

Transitional Care Centre

The Transitional Care Centre is a newly established service at our brand-new facility, the Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Center. It is a 30-bed unit and provides an environment for recovery and respite care while simultaneously enriching the quality of life for individuals in need.

Transportation Services

We provide community transportation services for seniors and persons in need residing in Scarborough, North York, and York Region. Our experienced drivers offer comfortable transport with vans containing space for 7 & 14 passengers.

Vocational Training

Carefirst Vocational Training Centre recognizes that Personal Support Workers are valuable members of the health care profession. Their contribution increases individual capacity for independent living in both community and institutional settings. Our aim is to educate all our students regarding quality care for clients of all ages, as well as to maintain productive relationships with our service partners and service providers.

Wellness Club

The Wellness Club Program provides exercise & falls prevention classes, social and recreational activities, congregate dining program, educational workshops and community outreaching to promote and help the 50+ cohort to stay healthy, active and well-connected with the community. It also paves the way for the retirees to contribute meaningfully to programs as volunteer instructors, speakers and peer leaders.