About Peel Senior Link
Making independent living possible for senior citizens who might otherwise be expected to enter more institutional settings, such as Long-Term Care facilities and hospitals.
Peel Senior Link, a non-profit charitable organization established in 1991, provides personal care & home-making services. Peel Senior Link maximizes independent living--helping seniors live with dignity, stability and safety.
Peel Senior Link is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the MH LHIN and CW LHIN, grants and personal and corporate donations.
Peel Senior Link services are client-directed, flexible and individualized. They coordinate personal care & home-making services, at no charge, for over 1,000 seniors in designated buildings in Mississauga and Brampton. They include:
24/7 Scheduled and Intermittent Services are for seniors who require daily and ongoing assistance and live in our service area.
Peel Senior Link offers Supports for Daily Living in 8 Mississauga areas and Assisted Living Services for Seniors in 3 Brampton areas. Each area served is centered from a designated apartment building, operating as a "Hub" to the surrounding "Spoke" community.
- Dressing, bathing and other personal care
- Meal preparation
- Medication assistance/management
- Access to 24 hour emergency response
Personal care & home-making services make it possible to provide support to seniors without taking away their independence and dignity.
Improved Emotional Well-Being
Counteracting social isolation and providing emotional support, Peel Senior Link alleviates loneliness through regular contact, decreases isolation and improves seniors' emotional well-being.
Improved Physical Health
Peel Senior Link helps improve the physical health of seniors by providing education about nutrition, helping seniors shop for healthier groceries, making referrals, and advocating with community agencies on behalf of clients.
"Independence means doing as much as I can for myself with the help of people like the Peel Senior Link staff. As long as they are coming around making sure I'm alright, I'm independent...I'm quite capable of taking care of myself, with help."
Dignity is very much a part of what clients say about independence and growing old at home. Both service providers and the community appreciate the importance of restoring a sense of dignity to the lives of seniors.
"There's ever so much more dignity involved in them staying in their apartments, whereas before, it was like well, I'm sorry, you can't cope, you're out of here."
Peel Senior Link steps in and does the physical things that families are not able to do regularly, or effectively. Families report that Peel Senior Link contributes to a sense of security - that it is a relief knowing that Peel Senior Link is involved.
"It's taken a lot off us. I try to do what I can...But I've got kids, a house, a wife, and we both do shift work...Peel Senior Link has made life easier for Mother and for our family."
Peel Senior Link averts crises and prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and institutionalization.
Crisis prevention and intervention are considered critical services. The impact of Peel Senior Link on social service agencies in the region is considerable. Not only does Peel Senior Link prevent crises, according to our partner agencies, response time is faster and in a more organized fashion given the fact that Peel Senior Link is based in the client's community.
"When someone is on-site on a regular basis, they get to know the tenants, and can pick up problems early, before they reach a crisis situation."
It's noted that seniors who need services from other community agencies were accessing these services, due to advocacy on the part of Peel Senior Link.
"Bringing a need to my attention is advocating.
Peel Senior Link makes it possible for Peel Regional Housing (Peel Living) to support clients and allow them to remain in their apartments longer.
"I don't think we could have gone as far as we have in letting tenants stay in their units as long, if we didn't have Peel Senior Link."
For more information, please contact us and find out if you or someone you care about qualifies for Peel Senior Link's personal care & home-making services or contact the Central Registry (if living in Mississauga) 905-829-4499 Ext 122 or the CW CCAC (if living in Brampton) 310-2222.
Tax deductible donations are very welcome and ensure Peel Senior Link continues helping seniors live independently.