Quebec Senior Housing
Quebec seniors who prefer to remain in their own home have access to home and community care options. Domestic help services for seniors may include housekeeping, such as laundering, vacuuming, cleaning, as well as meal preparations, grocery shopping and running other errands. Community support services for seniors provide transportation, recreation programs. Other seniors choose to live independently in adult retirement or independent living communities where support services are available for the residents.
Seniors who are no longer comfortable staying on their own, may consider moving to a Retirement Home or an Assisted Living community. Retirement Homes in Quebec and Assisted Living in Quebec are designed for seniors with moderate health and personal care needs. Seniors who require 24-hour nursing care or supervision have access to long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and Alzheimer’s care facilities.
Quebec senior care is governed by the Quebec health and social services system. This creates some regional differences from other Canadian senior care programs.
Seniors in Quebec, who are coping with loss of independence and need more assistance, support and supervision, have an option of living in an Intermediate accommodation facility for seniors which is very much like home. Such senior housing facilities are available throughout the province and in addition to comfortable accommodation they also offer assistance and support required for the individual. In Québec, there are four types of Intermediate accommodation for seniors: Supervised Apartments, Rooming Houses, Reception Homes, and Group Homes.
Quebec seniors who are no longer able to live independently at home, even with the help of domestic help services, have access to Residential and Long-Term Care facilities (CHSLD), Rehabilitation Centers, General and Specialized Hospital centers (CHSGS). In addition to assistance and accompaniment, these facilities provide clinical care and supervision needed to meet growing seniors’ needs.
In Quebec, all private residences for seniors must be registered with Registre des residences pour personnes agees (Registry of residences for the elderly).
Relatively new housing concept in Quebec that is gaining popularity are Multigenerational Homes. This enables families to live with aging parents and/or adult children in a single family home made up of two independent dwellings of different sizes. This concept not only promotes helping seniors to live at home but also provides social and financial support between generations.