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Assisted living residences in Quebec are also known as Residence Pour Personnes Agees (Residences for the Elderly). They are licensed and must be registered under section 346.0.1 of the act respecting health and social services, regulated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. 

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. 

Within Quebec, a private seniors' residence is a housing complex that is mainly occupied by people aged 65 and over. To be classified as an assisted living residence, At least two of these services must be offered, including at least one personal assistance and/or nursing service:

  • meal services (7 days a week)
  • domestic help services
  • security services
  • recreational services
  • personal assistance services
  • nursing

Private seniors' residences are not subsidized by the health care system. 


Les résidences-services au Québec sont également connus comme ‘résidences pour personnes âgées’.  Ils sont autorisés et doivent être enregistrés en vertu de l'article 346.0.1 de la Loi sur la santé et les services sociaux, réglementé par le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

Les individus sont en mesure de diriger leurs propres soins, en indépendant, autonome unités. (Ils sont cognitif capable et avoir la capacité de prendre des décisions éclairées au sujet de leurs volontaires besoins de soins et de vie ou vivent avec un conjoint / partenaire qui est capable de le faire).

En plus de la sécurité et de la sécurité, des repas, des activités sociales de base et ménage offert dans une résidence de vie de soutien indépendant, les services de vie assistée comprennent généralement une assistance personnelle pour se laver, s'habiller, faire sa toilette, le lavage, l'hygiène, de manger, de rappels discrets, aider à la prise de médicaments et signalétique pour ceux qui ont la maladie d'Alzheimer ou de démence légère. Les services infirmiers sont généralement fournis.

Au Québec, la résidence privée pour aînés est un complexe d'habitation qui est principalement occupés par des personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus. Pour être classé comme une résidence-services, au moins deux de ces services doivent être offerts, y compris au moins une aide personnelle et / ou d'un service de soins infirmiers:

  • services de repas (7 jours par semaine)
  • services d'aide domestique
  • services de sécurité
  • services récréatifs
  • services d'assistance personnelle
  • soins

Les résidences privées pour personnes âgées ne sont pas subventionnés par le système de soins de santé.

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