Seniors' Services/Adult Protection Unit
Information on services to seniors such as Extended Health Care Benefits, Home Care, Pharmacare, Pioneer Utility Grant, Yukon Capability and Consent Board, and Yukon Seniors Income Supplement.
Resources for Caregivers
Providing care for a family member or friend can be rewarding but can also be stressful and tiring at times, and can affect your health. Caregiving can range from simple tasks, such as providing transportation or performing housekeeping duties, to providing end-of-life care, and these needs can evolve over time. Learn about what you should consider along the way with the resources below.
- Care Conversations - It’s about you and the person you support [pdf 921kb]
- Care Options - Choosing the best plan for you and the person you care for [pdf 888kb]
- Balancing Work and Caregiving - Tips for employed caregivers of family or friends [pdf 432kb]
- Helping Employees Balance Work and Caregiving Responsibilities - Tips for employers [pdf 444kb]
Abuse of Older Adults
Help and Support is Available, call Seniors' Services/Adult Protection Unit (867) 456-3946 Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 3946)
Information to help seniors deal with some of the challenges they face, including abuse of older adults, struggles with loss of memory, mental health or depression as well as dealing with grief and loss. Also has information about assistive medical devices, driving and transportation, preventing falls, emergency planning and emergency food services.
Links and contact information for community agencies that support seniors.
Find out about how government can help you with services related to housing, continuing care, health services and pharmacare as well as support for people with addictions, social services, abuse prevention and more.
Links and information on active living, healthy eating, sleeping and sexual health for seniors. You can find listings of local clubs and organizations for seniors and learn more about travel and life-long learning.
Links and information to help you plan for the future. Planning for your future health care decisions and what will happen if you become incapable of making decisions.
List of resources such as publications and sites for Senior Services.
Video series: Dementia and Caregiving - Hear from family caregivers as they share their personal experiences and talk about the importance of their social connections.
Seniors Environmental Health Guidelines - Easy steps to maintaining a healthy home - Government of Canada.
Services and Benefits for Seniors - Government of Canada
Extended Health Care Benefits - Provides a range of services, including medical supplies and equipment, dental care, optical care and services to persons over 65 years of age and their spouses who are 60 years of age and over, whose benefits are not covered by private insurance.
Home Care - Yukon Home Care Program delivers health-related services to individuals who have difficulty accessing services in the community due to mobility or health restraints.
Pharmacare - The Pharmacare progam will pay for the total cost of the lowest priced generics of all prescription drugs listed in the Yukon Pharmacare Formulary, for persons 65 years of age and over and their spouses' 60 years of age and over, whose benefits are not covered by private insurance.
Pioneer Utility Grant (PUG) - The Pioneer Utility Grant (PUG) is available to seniors who are 65 years of age or older. It assists with the cost of heating owned or rented units. In 2014 the base rate was $1030.17.
Yukon Seniors Income Supplement (YSIS) - The Yukon Seniors Income Supplement provides an income supplement of up to $247.53 monthly to low income seniors 65 years and over who are also receiving the federal old age security (OAS) and guaranteed income supplement (GIS).
Seniors' Services/Adult Protection Unit
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3946
Seniors' Services/Adult Protection Unit (H-3)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 100 - 204 Black Street | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]