Prince Edward Island Senior Housing
Prince Edward Island offers both private and public home care services to senior residents. Home care services typically include non-medical home care services such as: companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping, errands and incidental transportation. Costs vary depending on the service provided.
Community care facilities, also known as assisted living or residential care homes, are licensed privately owned and operated establishments that provide services such as housekeeping, meals, assistance with grooming and hygiene (typically, 24-hour nursing care in not available). Residents are responsible for the cost of accommodation and services, though financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals.
Nursing homes are for seniors who require high level of nursing care and can no longer live independently with in-home care or in community care facility. In PEI there are both public and private nursing homes. Admission to long-term nursing care homes is based on an assessment conducted by regional committees made up of representatives from hospitals and Home Care, Housing and Long-term Care programs. Typically seniors who are admitted to a nursing home have multiple complex diagnoses, the most common being dementia, stroke, and diabetes.
Please contact senior service providers to obtain more information.