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Supported Living

Many people would like to live as independently as possible, while still receiving vital services that contribute to their overall health and well-being. We can offer several alternative living arrangements that may prove to be good options for you or your family member, as you explore ways to support independence.

Care Coordinators are knowledgeable about programs in your community. Together, you can review your needs and see if one of these services is a good fit for you.

There are many factors to consider when choosing programs or housing. 

Patient smilingAdult day programs

For people who are able to continue living at home, social events and meaningful activities may be difficult to organize or access. Adult day programs, located in communities across Ontario, provide opportunities to socialize and connect to your community. These organized activities contribute to overall wellness, while providing much-needed caregiver relief.

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Health provider helping a patient using a walkerAssisted living

Assisted living programs for high-risk seniors provide personal support services in residential settings and, in some communities, provide services in seniors' own homes. Residents are empowered to live as independently as possible while benefiting from the safety and security of services that are offered on an as-needed basis, rather than a scheduled home care visit.

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Smiling patientSupportive housing

Supportive Housing programs are located in designated buildings and residential settings throughout each community. These housing programs serve adults with physical or cognitive disabilities, mental health issues or HIV/AIDS. Most programs offer daily personal support, as well as essential homemaking.

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Physiotherapist helping a patient excerciseRetirement homes

Retirement homes are privately owned and operated, and often provide a wide variety of care services and social activities that are paid for by residents. This may be a good option for independent older adults and seniors who prefer to live within a ready-made community. 

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Physiotherapist with patientShort-stay care

Respite care may be ideal if you need a brief stay in a long-term care home while a caregiver is on vacation or taking a break. Convalescent care may be available while recovering from an illness or surgery.

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Care Coordinator with patientLong-term care homes

Long-term care homes are residential homes that provide ongoing care to patients whose care needs can no longer be met at home or in the community. People may require this level of support due to advancing age, disability or declining health.

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