Some seniors may require more frequent services than home care can provide or have more immediate needs that cannot be met through scheduled home care visits. Yet they still do not require the medical monitoring or supervision that would be provided in a long-term care home. Assisted living programs may be the right service for seniors who need higher levels of support and more frequent, scheduled and unscheduled assistance.
Services vary according to need, and can include personal care, essential homemaking and an emergency response system.
Assisted living programs may be offered in a variety of settings, depending on where you live, including seniors’ apartments, social housing buildings or even in a senior’s own home in some communities.
If you think you may benefit from assisted living services, our care coordinators can help determine eligibility and referral to an assisted living provider if eligible.
Seniors with a valid Ontario health card who have complex care needs that require personal support will be assessed by a care coordinator to determine eligibility. If eligible, our care coordinators will identify which services will best meet your needs, provide information on assisted living services in your community and assist with the admission process.
If you are not eligible, or if your needs cannot be met through these services, your care coordinator will help you explore other options.
For more information, visit these Government of Ontario resources: