Managing your health can be difficult as you age. Especially identifying, and navigating, the various services out there, both public and private. It can also be stressful when an elderly parent needs health care and you don’t know where to turn.

Ontario’s Auditor General recently revealed that access to home care varies widely depending on where you live in the province. We can only assume the same applies to other provinces.

It’s all very complicated. That’s why we have introduced the Seniors’ Care Advisory Program.

Offered in association with the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, and managed by Bayshore Health Care for Seniors,SCAP is a free national, bilingual service that assists senior artists in addressing their health care needs, or those of their elderly relatives.  SCAP becomes your advocate in the health care system.

Experts provide consultation and assistance in a number of areas, including:

  • Helping to access provincially-and-federally-funded benefits, and assisting in completing necessary forms;
  • Helping to access the services of community and volunteers organizations such as the Arthritis Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation;
  • Providing information and assistance on a range of other services. For example, one subscriber [let’s call him Dave] suffered a stroke. In order to stay in his home, Dave needed a walk-in bathtub. He and his wife contacted the companies that advertise nationally and found the costs prohibitive. They called SCAP, which helped them find a local contractor who installed a tub at a much better price. Dave regained his dignity and the ability to use his bathtub again.
  • Locating appropriate health care service providers;
  • Contacting doctors and/or hospitals to advocate and collect information;
  • Accessing information about long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospices, etc.;
  • Helping to access information and resources to deal with a number of diseases and conditions;
  • Pharmacy referral for medication checks.

CSARN offers this program free of charge to any senior professional artist. All you have to do is give us some information about yourself by clicking the link below.

Once you fill in the form, we will respond with the toll-free number and a unique ID number that will identify you to Bayshore.

Your personal information is secure and protected. We will never share it with anyone, except for Bayshore. They will need the information to identify you.

If you have any questions, contact us.

Please note: The signup page will give you an option to “log in” if you are returning. Please ignore that. It’s a peculiarity of our database that our developer is working to change. Just fill out all of the information, including your email at the bottom of the form.

Click here to go to our secure registration form

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Announcing Maintaining Creativity, a conference for senior artists on April 18 in Toronto. Special CSARN rate available. Click here for details. CSARN presents a webinar on Artistic Legacy February 22. Click here for details Questions about healthcare? Join CSARN’s Seniors’ Care Advisory Program. This free program will help senior artists navigate the range of health care services available. Click here to find out more and to join.
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