Manitoba Senior Housing
There are several housing options available for older Manitobans. Seniors who are able and prefer to remain in their home may consider some home-based senior care services such as Services to Seniors and Home Care which are available to eligible individuals to help with their daily activities or health needs. When the time comes and own home is no longer an option, older adults need an alternative safe, comfortable housing option such as Retirement Home, Supportive Housing or Personal Care Home.
Retirement Homes in Manitoba (also referred to as Independent Living Residences and Senior Homes) are privately owned and operated facilities that offer independent apartment living combined with support services for seniors (i.e. meals, laundry, and housekeeping). The individual is responsible for paying the rent and service package.
Assisted Living in Manitoba is geared to seniors who are still relatively independent, but need support with activities of daily living and medical supervision, however do not require 24/7 nursing care, which is offered at Nursing Homes. Manitoba Assisted Living facilities are owned and operated by private corporations.
Home Care Program in Manitoba provides home support to seniors, who require health services or assistance with daily activities. Home Care works with individuals and provides assistance to help them stay in their homes for as long as is safely possible.
Personal Care Homes Services assist Manitoba seniors who can no longer remain safely at home or in a supportive housing environment because of health care needs. These services may include meals, assistance with daily living activities like bathing, getting dressed and using the bathroom, routine laundry and linen services, nursing care, eligible prescription drugs, approved physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The cost of personal care home services is shared by the provincial government and the client who needs the services.
Senior 55+ Accommodations are offered throughout Manitoba. This type of senior housing provides studio apartments for single seniors and one bedroom apartments for couples.