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SJHC Client Services
Assisted Living in Supportive Housing
Assisted Living Services supports seniors who require services at a greater frequency or intensity than home care, but without the medical monitoring or supervision that would be provided in a long-term care home (LTCH). These services vary according to need, but consist essentially of attendant services, personal care, essential homemaking, and an emergency response system. The program aims to promote wellness and improve the health of clients by providing a level of services that enables them, despite their illnesses or conditions, to live in the community with a high degree of independence and to be integrated into community life as much as possible. It enables the individual to remain independent, and prevents or delays a move to an institutional home care facility.
The goal of the Assisted Living in Supportive Housing Service Delivery Model is to provide a cost-effective, fully integrated model of tenant support, which will maximize the potential for seniors to maintain the highest level of independence possible.
The focus of assistance in the Assisted Living in Supportive Housing Programs is to promote and strengthen the individual’s health and social environment. We share in the decision-making process with clients and families, and search for the best possible ways to maintain independent living while respecting the dignity and personal choices of the individual.
The staff is in the building 24 hours a day and available to help residents on a scheduled basis, or as needed. This program provides a combination of personal support and homemaking services, security checks or reassurance services, and care coordination. A corporation that is separate from St Joseph’s Home Care manages accommodation. The resident’s arrangements with the service provider are recorded in a plan of care while a lease governs the resident’s arrangements with the landlord.
Assisted Living in Supportive Housing Programs offers personal support by qualified, dedicated staff. Depending on the program, assistance can include the following services:
- Personal care: bathing, mouth and/or hair care, and preventative skincare
- Personal support/assistance: dressing/undressing, assistance with pre-measured medication, exercising, reassurance and safety checks
- Homemaking services including light housekeeping, laundry, and meal services
- Crisis intervention
- Information and referral
- Social activities
- Wellness and health promotion
Is there a fee?
There is no charge for the personal support services.
All professional services (e.g. nursing) in Assisted Living in Supportive Housing are provided through the HNHB Community Care Access Centre in Hamilton, call 1-800-450-8002.
The Manager for the Assisted Living in Supportive Housing Programs and the CCAC Case Manager work very closely together to ensure that the seniors' needs are met.
For more information or requests to apply to Gwen Lee Supportive Housing please contact us at:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm