Become A Client
The Government of Ontario funds our Supports for Daily Living program. We serve clients in 11 different buildings and also in the neighbourhoods around those buildings. You may move into those buildings or stay at your current home.
Supports for Daily Living is designed to support high risk seniors, aged 65+, who have complex needs, but who are medically stable. These services are currently available to individuals who:
- 65 years of age or older
- Live in their own private home, or within a residential setting such as an apartment building or senior citizens’ residence
- Demonstrate a need for daily access to personal support services throughout a 24 hour period (with or without homemaking services)
- Are able to direct their own care or have a substitute decision maker or a live-in caregiver to direct care
- Are able to communicate their needs (with or without aides)
- Has a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) health card
- Pose no risk to themselves or others.
- Medically stable, can be left alone with no constant supervision required.
- Scores a MAPLe 3 or higher from the interRAI-CHA or interRAI-HC
- Agreeable with and able to comply with their customized service plan
- Need for personal support exceeds the need for homemaking services
- Can manage with average of 1.5 hours/day of care and support
- Agree that long-term care placement or an alternative housing arrangement may be required when care level increases to a level that is unsafe or not appropriate for Peel Senior Link.
- Must be living in the Mississauga, Brampton location.
We cannot accept seniors into the program who:
- Need 24 hour supervision
- Need either more or less support than the Supports for Daily living minimum/maximum service limits
- Pose a risk to themselves and/or others
- Need specialized mental health/behavioural supports
- Are medically unstable (i.e. needs medical care that cannot be provided in the community)
- Are unable to comply with service plan
- Can have needs better met through other service options (i.e. Community Support Services, CCAC)
Cost for Services
Supports for Daily Living services are funded by the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). There is no cost to eligible seniors for the service.
- Our waiting list is re-prioritized on a needs basis with each new applicant. It is not run on a “first come-first served” basis.
- Your wait for service may be as short as 3-4 months or as long as 4-5 years