Ageing and Disability Services

Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) of the Ministry of Health provides a range of services to address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.

The mission of ADS is to improve the quality of life for seniors and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. It does this by regulating, coordinating and ensuring the delivery of programmes by partnering with a network of stakeholders. ADS provides the following services:

Accessibility consultation

 

Provides advice to developers on accessibility requirements and best practices

Case management

Offers assistance with: care needs assessment, coordinating care, and identifying access to services.

Events

Lists community events geared towards seniors and persons with disabilities

General Information Services

 

Provides seniors and persons with disabilities information about community and government resources

Homecare provider registration

 

Registers home care providers who are paid through a government funded home care benefit.

K. Margaret Carter Centre

Manages enrichment and training programmes for persons over 18 with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.

Policy and programme development

 

Supports the planning, development and coordination of policies and programmes for seniors and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Education and Training

 

Develops and implements public education and awareness events to enhance the community’s understanding of services, actions and issues pertaining to persons with disabilities and ageing.

Registration and inspection of care homes

Oversees application and registration process, monitors compliance, receives and investigates complaints of rest homes and nursing homes

Senior Abuse reporting and investigation

Receives and investigates reports of senior abuse and maintains the Senior Abuse Register.

 

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