Independent Living is a service option that provides support to people living independently in the community and requires minimal assistance (up to 10 hours a week) in daily living. This service is available to people who own, lease, or rent their own homes. The Independent Living program provides targeted support through one-on-one sessions which can be in person or virtual.
The Independent Living Program focuses on providing just the right amount of assistance for a person to optimize their independence so they can enjoy good health and wellbeing within their home and community. The Program is intended to be supportive, not intrusive. It is not intended to provide 24/7 support, but rather to be speciﬁcally targeted as a complement to the ways a person can successfully manage on their own and/or with other resources and natural supports. People must be able to manage their basic living skills on their own or through other supports.
Support focuses on key areas such as:
- Learning to budget and pay bills;
- Improving cooking skills;
- Learning how to maintain a home;
- Creating a safe home and developing a plan for emergencies;
- Finding and accessing medical and other healthcare supports;
- Learning to use public transportation.
This service does not include medication administration, meal preparation, house cleaning, transportation, or pet management.