​​For Orthopedic Patients

Important: The University Health Network does not recommend one company or person over another and is not responsible for the care and services provided. Please contact the vendors directly to make sure the information is correct or to find out more about their products. This list does not claim to be exhaustive and some facilities/resources may have been inadvertently missed or not up-to-date.

Equipment and Assistive Devices

A list of providers and their location(s).

Active Lite Mobility
905 764 0706
2300 John St., Unit 3
(East of Don Mills in Thornhill)
AGTA Home Health Care
3 locations: Vaughan, Hamilton, Barrie
Amcare Surgical
416 781 4494
1783 Avenue Rd.
Avenue Rd. / Lawrence Ave.
Baygreen Home Health Care
905 771 0010
8 Green Lane
(Bayview Ave. / John St. in Thornhill)
Healthtime Living Specialties
416 693 7676
1340 Danforth Ave.
(East of Linsmore Cre.s, near Greenwood Ave.)
Home Medical Equipment
1 866 571 9333
77 St. Regis Cres. South
(Keele St. / Sheppard Ave.)
Hunt's Healthcare
416 798 1303 or 1 888 838 5146
109 Woodbine Downs Blvd., Unit 7
(Albion Rd and Hwy 407)
Main Drug Mart – Home Health Care
416 221 1700
1100 Sheppard Ave. E.
(1 light west of Leslie St. on the north side)
IDA Main Drug Mart
416 222 5484
3265 Bayview Ave.
(at Cummer, 2 lights north of Finch)
905 471 5224
5293 Highway 7
(Hwy 7 / McCowan Rd., Markham)
Med Plus Medical Equipment
416 892 1250
120 Mclevin Ave Unit 2&3, Scarborough
(Markham / Finch)
Med Plus Health
905 770 3556
460 Elgin Mills Rd. E.
(Elgin Mills and Yonge St. in Richmond Hill)
Mobility Savers
416 750 1940
445 Midwest Rd., Unit 39-40
(Midland Ave. / Ellesmere Ave.)
Wellwise by Shoppers
1 800 746 7737
Many locations across Canada
Wellwise by Shoppers Lawrence Plaza
416 789 3368
528 Lawrence Ave. W.
(NW corner at Bathurst St.)
Wellwise by Shoppers Scarborough
416 431 4621
685 McCowan Rd.
(South of Lawrence Ave.)
Wellwise by Shoppers Markam
905 887 9055
9255 Woodbine Ave., Unit 5
(NE corner at 16th Ave. in Markham)
Wellwise by Shoppers Vaughan
905 763 9525
8000 Bathurst St.
(at New Westminster Rd. in Vaughan)
Wellwise by Shoppers Ajax
905 427 4171
15 Westney Road North
(Westney Rd. and Kingston Rd. in Ajax)
Wellwise by Shoppers Whitby
905 579 5300
1801 Dundas St. E.
(Hwy 2 / Gerrard St. in Whitby)
Wellwise by Shoppers Newmarket
905 953 9907
17725 Yonge St., Unit 5
(North of Davis Dr. in Newmarket)
Starkman's Surgical Supplies
416 534 8411
1243 Bathurst St.
(SE corner at Davenport Rd.)
Wheel Walkers
647 838 6740
Wheel Walkers
306 Manning Ave.
(Between Dundas and College)

Short Stay (Respite Care) Retirement Homes

Some patients choose to stay in a respite care facility after their knee replacement surgery. Respite care in a retirement home, after surgery, means that you may have the following:

  • A fully furnished room
  • Meals
  • 24/7 assistance from qualified personnel
  • In-room emergency call bell system
  • Assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Access to physiotherapy

If you decide to purchase respite care after discharge from the hospital, you must make these arrangements before your surgery. Please note that there will be a charge for these services (not covered by OHIP).

After your surgery, inform your care team about your plans for respite care.

NameLocationTelephone Number
Kensington PlaceSheppard Ave. West416 636 9555
St. Hilda's Senior Care CommunityDufferin St.416 781 6621
Revera Retirement LivingMany locations
1 877 929 9222
Donway Place (Revera)Don Mills and Lawrence416 445 7555
Leaside (Revera)Don Mills and Eglington416 425 3722
Richview ResidenceKipling Ave.416 247 5316
Sunrise of AuroraYonge and Wellington905 841 0022
Sunrise Richmond HillYonge and Major Mackenzie905 883 6963
Sunrise of UnionvilleHwy 7 and Kennedy905 947 4566
Thorne Mill on SteelesBathurst and Steeles905 731 4300
Green View LodgeLawrence and Don Mills416 445 2255
Amica at ThornhillBathurst and Steeles905 886 3400
Amica NewmarketLeslie St. and Gorham St., Newmarket905 952 0505
Amica Swan Lake9th Line and 16th Ave., Markham905 201 6058
Amica UnionvilleMain St. and Enterprise Blvd., Markham905 947 9900
Amica on the AvenueAvenue Rd. and Eglinton Ave.416 483 9900
Amica at Bayview VillageBayview and Sheppard416 977 3177
Amica Balmoral ClubAvenue Rd. and St. Clair416 927 0055
Amica at Bayview GardensBayview and Sheppard647 286 7935
Chartwell LansingYonge and Sheppard647 547 1814
Chartwell Grenadier Retirement ResidenceBloor St.647 429 7979
Delmanor NorthtownYonge and Finch416 225 9146
Four ElmsBathurst and Steeles905 738 0905
A Place for Mom
(Assist in finding senior living options)866 355 6996

Private Home Care Agencies

Agencies that can help find in-home care.

Arcadia Senior Care416 977 0050
Eldercare Home Health416 482 8292
Mosaic Home Care416 322 7002
Qualicare Home Care888 339 5292
Saint Elizabeth Health Care1 866 798 7451
Private caregivers

Meals Services

Services that provide prepared meals.

Meals on Wheels
(go to "find meals on wheels near you" on the website – enter your location for a phone number)
Meals on Wheels – West Neighbourhood House416 532 4828
Heart to Home

Grocery Delivery

Get home delivery of your groceries.

NameTelephone Number
Grocery Gateway
1 800 956 6467
1 844 777 7611
Voilà by Sobeys
1 877 864 5222

Check with your local grocery store and online, for delivery programs offered in your area.

Seniors Community, Meal, Transportation and Other Services

Additional services for seniors.

ServiceWebsiteArea of Transportation
Harmony Hall Seniors Active Living Centre, a program of South Riverdale Community Health Centre
2 Gower St., Toronto
416 752 8868
srchc.comVictoria Park to Bayview, Eglinton to Danforth
Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS)
1477 Royal York Rd., Toronto
416 243 0127
Reconnect Community Health Services
3 Locations
  • Eglinton (Keele/Eglinton)
  • Weston (Eglinton Ave. W/ Weston Rd.)
  • Bloor (Jane/Bloor)

416 248 2050 ext. 8038 
Woodgreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave., Toronto
416 645 6000
woodgreen.orgToronto East York Area
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
192 Carlton St., Toronto
416 962 9449
 Downtown area
Better Living Health and Community Services
1 Overland Dr., Toronto
416 447 7244 ext. 541
mybetterliving.caPatients must live within:
Sheppard Ave. to the north, Yonge St. to the west, Victoria Park to the east and Eglinton Ave. East and the old North York boundaries to the south (including Flemingdon Park)
Neighbourhood Link Support Services
3036 Danforth Ave., Toronto
416 691 7407
neighbourhoodlink.orgEast York Area
SPRINT Senior Care
140 Merton St., Toronto
416 481 6411
sprint-homecare.caPatients must live within these boundaries:
East of Jane, South of Hwy. 401, West of Bayview Ave., North of Bloor St. W
West Neighbourhood House
6 Locations:
  • 248 Ossington Ave., Toronto
  • 588 Queen St. W
  • 1033 King St. W
  • 1497 Queen St. W
  • 20 West Lodge Ave.
  • 1447 King St. W
416 532 4828 (Ask for Client and Family Services Intake)
westnh.orgDowntown West
Storefront Humber
2445 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto
416 259 4207
storefronthumber.caSouth Etobicoke
Warden Woods Community Centre
74 Firvalley Crt., Toronto
416 694 1138
wardenwoods.comPatients must live within these boundaries: South to the Lake, North to Eglinton Ave., West to Victoria Park Ave., East to Kennedy Rd.
Canadian Red Cross Transportation Services 
Dufferin County Community Support Services peelfamilyconnect.cioc.caCentral West LHIN
Canes Community Care West LHIN
Community Care Durham East LHIN
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care East LHIN
Carefirst carefirstseniors.comCentral East LHIN
TransCare tcare.caCentral East LHIN
St.Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre splc.caCentral East LHIN
Momiji Health Care Society East LHIN
Community Care Peterborough East LHIN
Haliburton Highlands Health Services East LHIN
Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes East LHIN
Circle of Care LHIN
Lumacare LHIN
CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors LHIN

Additional Transportation Services

  • Toronto Transit Commission – Wheel-Trans
    Wheel-Trans provides door-to-door transportation for persons with physical disabilities. Contact customer services at 416 393 4111 to arrange an in-person interview/assessment to obtain a 30-day temporary number PRIOR to your surgery. Bring the application forms to your Pre-Operative Assessment appointment, for completion by the health care team.
  • York Region Transit – Mobility Plus
    Mobility On-Request
    Mobility Plus provides door-to-door transportation for persons with disabilities. Contact 905 762 2111 or visit the website to obtain an application package. The completed application should be sent to the Mobility Plus office PRIOR to your surgery. Bring the application forms to your Pre-Operative Assessment appointment, for completion by the health care team.
  • Toronto Ride Network
    Toronto Ride Network
    Providing assisted door-to-door transportation services in the Toronto area to seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Wheel-Trans.

Other Community Resources

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