Financial Support

Making Home Care Accessible

Seniors can get a $1,500 annual tax credit on up to $10,000 in renovations – such as wheelchair ramps and bathtub grab bars – making their homes safer to live in as they age, keeping them out of long-term care.

To learn more about this Tax Credit and get guidance on how to complete your tax return so as to maximize the value of this program, click on our Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit.

The strategy will include:

Expansion of doctor’s house calls
Increase in access to home care for seniors in need
Establishing care co-ordinators to work with health care providers so seniors receive the right care, particularly as they recover from a hospital stay
Helping seniors stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly so they can manage their own care and stay mobile
Disability Tax Credit

Seniors with disabilities may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. To learn more about this credit, please review the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency here to see if your loved one qualifies for up to $10,000 of immediate benefit.