Supportive Housing provides an alternative to long-term care facilities for the elderly, allowing seniors to maintain dignity and respect as they ‘age in place.’
15 full and part-time staff work around the clock to keep more than 90 clients living independently in their homes by providing personal care, essential housekeeping, care co-ordination and emergency response.
Services include personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, skin care, mouth care, hair care, safety checks, transfers, turning/positioning and medication reminders; and essential homemaking assistance with light housekeeping, laundry and grocery shopping.
*There is currently a waitlist for this program.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Emergency response: staff are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached through a cell phone. However, there are no doctors/nurses on site, so in a life-threatening emergency, residents must call 9-1-1 first and then notify staff. Staff will provide practical assistance/support until the ambulance arrives.
There is no fee for this service.
Services are available in the following buildings:
Old York Tower: 85 The Esplanade
Older Women's Network (OWN) Co-op: 115 The Esplanade
Performance Arts Lodge (PAL) of Canada: 110 The Esplanade
All senior residents living at Old York Tower, PAL Place and OWN Co-op are eligible for assessment. Those who have demonstrated a need for services and who meet the eligibility criteria will receive services if capacity allows.
Eligible residents can contact the Supportive Housing Program directly or instruct someone to do so on their behalf. A Care Coordinator will make an appointment to visit the resident in his/her apartment to assess and discuss the person’s individual needs.
Residents who are returning home after a period in hospital are encouraged to contact the Care Coordinator from the hospital to pre-arrange required services.
To learn more about our Supportive Housing Program, contact:
Stana Pascu, Care Coordinator/Program Supervisor
e. firstname.lastname@example.org t. 416.365.0145