What is the difference between an independent living community, assisted living community and a long-term community?
A combination of housing and hospitality services for retired adults who are functionally independent individuals capable of directing their own care. This may also be referred to as Supportive, Retirement, or Congregate Living. These communities include privately owned, non-profit, and subsidized housing options. These seniors choose to be free of the home management duties and prefer the convenience of service in a social atmosphere. Living spaces may vary from a studio apartment to a two-bedroom or larger. Services provided are usually a menu of optional fee-for-services from a base rate which could include meals, housekeeping, monitoring and emergency support, social and recreational opportunities, transportation, etc. Building features include private space, and a safe secure environment with a home-like setting. The buildings are designed with common areas and features to allow seniors to “age in place.”
Offers housing, hospitality services, and personal assistance to seniors who live independently but require help with some daily tasks. The same type of communities as Independent Living, but they provide additional services such as bathing, dressing, or medication monitoring. Nursing care may be available. Seniors must be able to be self-directed and independently mobile. Assisted living can be private pay or funded.
Provides housing, hospitality, personal assistance and 24-hour professional nursing care for seniors unable to care for themselves. Also referred to as Nursing Homes. Care is required on a regular basis in a facility setting but who are not in need of hospitalization. This segment includes intermediate care, multi-level care, extended care hospitals, private hospitals, or Palliative Care. These must be licensed and may be private pay or government funded.
Is there government funding in independent living residences?
Most Canadians do receive government funding; requiring residents to pay the full cost of accommodation and any care services they purchase. Services can include: meals.
What is the Canadian Assisted Living Program?
The Assisted Living Program provides funds to identified service providers to help provide non-medical, social support services to people living on-reserve with chronic illness or disability.
Who is eligible for the Canadian Assisted Living Program?
Any individual residing on-reserve, or ordinarily resident on-reserve, who has been formally assessed by a health care provider (in the provinces or Yukon) as requiring social support services. Individuals must not have the means to obtain such services themselves, or access to other sources of support from the federal, provincial or Yukon governments. Residents of the Northwest Territories or Nunavut are covered by their territorial government program.
Where do I go to apply for Old Age Security?
Determine if and how to apply by visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security/apply.html
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