In Prince Edward Island, Community Care Facilities (CCF) 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.
Care is often provided in a designated section of a Retirement Home.
Costs to residents are market driven; subsidies are available in certain homes, so check out which have subsidies. The PEI government also has assistance available through its Social Assistance Act.
Like other provinces, a complaints mechanism exists whereby the residence is inspected to resolve a complaint. A resident’s needs are assessed by care staff with input from the resident, using a “Seniors Assessment Screening Tool” (SAST).
They are licensed and regulated under the Community Care Facilities and Nursing Home Act and are typically privately owned and operated
The standards are set out in: