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Community Support Services

In order for us to assist you in maintaining your health and independence while living in the comfort of your own home, OCSC member agencies offer a number of community support services. 

While there may be a fee attached to some of the services, all efforts to keep your cost at an affordable level are considered.

Acquired Brain Injury Services 

Teams consisting of clients, family member/significant others, staff members and community professionals work together as an integrated team to provide a holistic approach to support the client.  The following programs have made a commitment to ensuring that the delivery of services is based primarily upon the unique and individual needs of each person:

Adult Day Program  

This program consists of therapeutic, social, and recreational activities for seniors. Services include minimal personal care, health promotion, peer support and individualized programming.

Alzheimer Day Program 

This program consists of therapeutic, social, and recreational activities for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other related types of dementia. Programs may include: recreational activities, including physical exercise, social interaction, mental stimulation, spiritual activities, caregiver support and more.

Assisted Living Services 

This program consists of services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities who are living in a supportive housing setting and require assisted living services, accessible on a 24-hour basis.This service may include homemaking, personal support, attendant services, reassurance services, meal preparation, and other routine activities of living.

Caregivers Support 

This service provides individual / group support, education, and counselling for caregivers.

Community Hospice – Bereavement 

This support service provides emotional, social and spiritual support to those who are living with a life threatening or terminal illness. These services are offered to individual family members as well as in a group counselling format. Grief and bereavement support is also available after the death of a loved one.

Crisis Intervention and Support 

These services are offered to seniors and adults with physical disabilities who are vulnerable and at risk. This includes people facing homelessness, a critical or impending change in life situation, abuse or isolation.

Diners’ Club 

This service provides nutritious meals and social activities and / or a fitness program in a group setting at a prearranged location. Some of the agencies also provide a LunchAbility program to adults with physical disabilities between the age of 18 and 59, which consists of a meal & an activity.

Foot Care 

Qualified foot care specialists provide clients with an assessment, foot care services,and advice.

Friendly Visiting 

This service may provide seniors and adults with physical disabilities a regular visit from a companion, providing friendship and company.

Home Maintenance Program 

This program links clients to help with household upkeep and minor repairs, including yardwork and seasonal maintenance.


This program consists of linking clients to help with routine household activities such as light housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation, etc.

Information & Referral 

This program provides seniors and adults with physical disabilities with information and referrals, and directs them to the available and appropriate community support service.

Meals on Wheels 

This support service delivers nutritious, hot or frozen meals to individuals to assist them inmaintaining their health and independence at home.

Personal Support / Independence Training 

This program consists of personal care for people with limited mobility and / or physical disabilities that may include lifts and transfers, bathing, washing, personal grooming and hygiene.

Personal Support Services 

In order to provide relief to family caregivers, workers will provide the client with personal care such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. The service will also include an exercise program, meal planning and preparation, and household management such as laundry and light housekeeping.

Respite Services

This service provides relief for primary caregivers while providing enrichment, motivation and companionship for the individual receiving care. 

Snow Go and Snow Go Assist 

The Snow Go Program helps seniors and people with disabilities find reliable snow removal services. The Snow Go Assist Program supports approved, low-income seniors and people with disabilities who may reimbursed up to 50 per cent of snow removal cost to a seasonal maximum.

Telephone Assurance 

Volunteers telephone individuals who are isolated living in the community to verify their well-being and security.


This service consists of escorted transportation to and from essential services.

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Be Healthy. Be Independent.
At Home and In Your Community.

Just imagine being able to stay in the comfort of your own home and community, where precious memories are longstanding. Member agencies of the OCSC are able to make this a reality, thanks to the generous support of the provincial and municipal governments as well as other funders such as the United Way Ottawa.

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