Publicly funded Assisted Living units are in high demand. Placement is based on the urgency of the individual’s care needs.
You may be eligible for publicly subsidized Assisted Living services if you:
- are eligible for Home and Community Care
- are receiving personal care assistance in the community
- need hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, recreation supports, emergency response)
- are able to make decisions on your own behalf, or live with a spouse who is willing and able to make decisions on your behalf
- are no longer able to stay at home safely (e.g. at risk of falls, isolation, poor nutrition)
- are able to communicate and be understood by others
- have stable health conditions.
People who are able to make decisions on their own behalf can:
- function safely with the supports available in the residence
- recognize the consequences of taking risks
- find their way within the residence
- find their way back to the residence
- communicate effectively (verbally or non-verbally) so they are understood by others
- participate in the development and regular review of their care plan, or make their needs known to the person they live with who then participates in the development of the care plan
- recognize an emergency, use an emergency response system or summon help, and take direction in an emergency situation.
If you are not eligible for Assisted Living, you may wish to speak to your Case Manager about Residential Care options.
What if my health changes?
You may continue to live in an Assisted Living residence as long as:
- your health condition is stable
- you can make decisions on your own behalf (or live with a spouse who is willing and able to make decisions on your behalf)
- your care needs, including end-of-life care, can be met in Assisted Living.
You will need to move to a more appropriate setting if:
- your health condition declines permanently
- your care needs increase significantly
- you are no longer able to make decisions on your own behalf.
If that happens, your case manager will be able to help you through the process.
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