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 help you explore options and provide information on alternate care options that may prove to be more beneficial to your safety and overall wellbeing, including alternative living options for you or your family member, as you explore ways to support independence.
Our 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.
Adult 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. Read more about adult day programs.
Assisted living services can help seniors who are at high-risk of hospitalization or admission to long-term care home, as well as adults with physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS or living with acquired brain injuries. These supports help empower people to live as independently as possible while benefiting from the safety and security of services that are offered on an as-needed basis, and can be both regularly scheduled or unscheduled. Read more about assisted living.
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. Read mor about supportive housing.
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. Read more about retirement homes.
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. Read more about short-stay care.