In Newfoundland, Personal Care Homes , also known as Community Care Residences provide assisted living services.
Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow residents to age in place a retirement home with light to medium supports before having to move to a nursing home or long term care home. In this way, services bridge the gap and are the in-between choice of independent supportive living and long term nursing care.
Individuals are able to direct their own care, in separate, self contained units. (They are cognitively capable and have the ability to make informed, voluntary decisions regarding their care needs and living arrangements or are living with a spouse / partner that is able to do so).
In addition to the basic security and safety, meals, social activities and housekeeping offered in an independent supportive living residence, assisted living services typically include personal assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, washing, hygiene, eating, gentle reminders, help with taking medication and wayfinding for those with mild Alzheimers disease or dementia. Nursing services are usually provided by the regional health authority.
Care is often provided in a designated section of a Retirement Home.
Costs to residents are market driven. You can request a financial assessment to see if you are eligible for a subsidy.
To ensure that residences are capable of meeting the needs of the residents, you are required to be assessed by the regional health authority. Those who require constant, daily, on site professional care of a registered nurse or doctor are not permitted live in these facilities
Personal Care Homes are licensed in Newfoundland and Labrador by the regional health authorities. Personal Care Homes are governed by the Health and Community Services Act and the Personal Care Home Regulations.
The Operating Standards: