A person who:
- depends and will continue to permanently depend, for a prolonged and indefinite period, on other people for most of his or her needs and personal care, that is, personal hygiene, dressing, eating, drinking and moving around inside the home (personal mobility and transfers); or
- needs constant supervision because of a severe mental disorder characterized by an irreversible breakdown in thought activity.
- If either of the above situations applies to you, you may be required to provide a written certificate from a physician or specialized nurse practitioner confirming that you are a dependent senior. You can use form TPZ-1029.MD.A-V, Certification of Dependent Senior Status: Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors.
- If neither of the above-mentioned situations applies to you, you are not considered a dependent senior.