Programs & Services: Windsor-Essex

Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing

This program enables the frail & elderly to “age in place” by providing personal support, homemaking and attendant services in a supportive housing environment by VON Personal Support Workers.

This program supports clients who can no longer manage safely in their own homes but with the provision of individualized service, can continue to live independently with on-site assistance & 24 hour availability.

Services include assistance, supervision or training with personal support for washing/bathing, personal hygiene and preventative skin care. Activities of daily living, such as dressing, transferring & positioning, toileting, bowel routine, assistance with eating, assistance with pre-measured medications, medication reminders and exercising.  Homemaking support with light housekeeping and laundry.

Clients must have a valid Ontario Health card number to be eligible for the program. They must be able to direct their own care. They must live or be willing to move to a designated Supportive Housing site and meet tenancy requirements to rent an individual apartment. Clients require a volume or frequency of service more than CCAC can provide, need emergency response availability up to 24 hours a day. Have insufficient caregiver support, and without service, is at risk and would require placement in a long term care facility.

VON has partnered with Safeguard to ensure 24/7 help for our clients.

This program fills a large void in our community that currently exists for frail and elderly who require additional support however do not require long term care. This program also cuts down on hospital visits and continues to accommodate individuals to be able to age in place.