Seniors and Caring for Seniors

 There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians who are:

  • aged 65 and over
  • with compromised immune systems
  • with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease

Government and local resources for seniors

Government resources and programs

Local resources and programs

Reduce your risk

  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds (especially before eating).
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home often (door knobs, light switches, etc.).
  • If you have a doctor’s appointment, call ahead first before attending.
  • Work with your healthcare provider to ensure you have access to all necessary medications.