A person in either of the following situations:
- They need constant help with their needs and personal care (washing, dressing and feeding themselves, and moving around inside the home).
- They need constant supervision because of a severe and permanent mental disorder affecting thought activity (for example, Alzheimer's disease or dementia).
- To confirm that you are a dependent senior, you must provide a written certificate from a physician or specialized nurse practitioner. You can use form TPZ-1029.MD.A-V, Certification of Dependent Senior Status: Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors.