In our residential centres, every effort has been made to create a living environment that best reflects your original surroundings.
The quality of life that stems from the social model we have put in place encourages the creation of social and emotional ties between residents, their families, their loved ones and counsellors.
In our residential centres, the ageing person or the person in loss of autonomy is our reason for being. Above all, this person has individual physical, psychological and social needs and also existing capacities to be preserved and an experience to share.
The relationship with the resident, the family and loved ones lies at the heart of the organisation and constitutes the liveliness of this environment. This relationship is one of accompaniment, listening, support, sharing and the validation of autonomy of our residents.
We wish to offer our residents an environment that provides lodging, board and security while preserving strong family ties and friendships and in short, is a great place to live.
The Temporary Housing Program is a regional program in which the Dorval and LaSalle residential centres participate. It is a program for respite, care, convalescence and social protection.
This program is intended for adults and seniors, hospitalised or not, who receive home care services and who are losing independence. This loss of autonomy can be temporary or permanent, but your general state must allow for a return home if the environment allows it. It is also a support program for your family and loved ones.
It is important to know that your temporary housing in a residential centre must answer to one of these needs:
Period of rest or downtime for caregivers.
An alternative when your caregiver must be absent or rest.
Recuperation period if you have been hospitalised and do not need active medical nursing care or rehabilitation services if your general state allows for a return home.
This assistance is offered when a personal or family crisis threatens your integrity or your well-being.
The duration of your stay
Depending on the reasons why you call on the temporary housing program, the maximum duration of stays are as follows:
- Respite: 3 weeks
- Housing support: 2 weeks
- Social protection: 2 weeks
- Convalescence: 2 weeks
To be admitted into the temporary housing program, you must comply with certain conditions:
- Be incapable of taking care of yourself without assistance.
- Be over 65.
- Require surveillance (supervision) 24/7.
- Show signs of mild to moderate cognitive disabilities (memory loss, orientation problems, etc.).
- Present stable medical and physical conditions.
- Live in a home that is not adapted, i.e. That does not allow you to receive services or care after hospitalisation (for example: you temporarily need to use a wheelchair).
- Need convalescence following a stay at the hospital (for example after a heart attack, cataract surgery).
- Your condition must not require more than 2 and a half hours of care per day.
Intermediate resources is intended for persons in loss of autonomy who can no longer benefit from the home-care program, but who are still independent enough to live outside of the long-term residential care centres resources (CHSLD).
This concept has the advantage of offering people in loss of autonomy an adapted environment and constitutes an alternative solution to living at home.
The intermediary resources service works in collaboration with the teams at the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre and with other health network partners to offer a quality service best adapted to their needs.
The main principles
Intermediate resources address basic needs (room, board and corporeal hygiene, etc.) including individual needs while ensuring comfort and security.
This resource must assemble the characteristics of a favourable living environment by promoting:
- Respect and dignity of the person’s functional autonomy.
- Preservation and reinforcement of people’s capacities as well as their individual development.
- Interaction between users, loved ones, caregivers and volunteers (if applicable).
- Integration into the community and collaboration with health network partners.
- Flexibility and adaptability of the spaces for the needs of present and future users.
Any person in loss of autonomy linked primarily to aging who, following an evaluation, is no longer able to benefit from home care services and who does not meet the criteria of admission to the CHSLD can be admitted to an intermediary resource.
The target client can present many health problems and must require a maximum of 3 hours per service. This clientele nonetheless presents a stable health profile but requires a 24-hour surveillance system.
In general, persons must be able to live in groups and do not require a daily professional follow-up. For information purposes only, the eligible clientele for a PPALV intermediary resource is:
- A person with cognitive problems and who requires controls.
- A person who has a physical health problem and needs a wheelchair or any other form of technical aid.
- A person with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, obesity or heart problems.
- A person who suffered a cerebrovascular accident with hemiplegia.
- A person who has reached a plateau in rehabilitation and cannot return home to live alone.
Because of the nature of the services offered in this type of resource, the following clientele is excluded:
- Any person with a moderate to severe intellectual deficit.
- Any person diagnosed with a severe personality disorder.
- Any person with a behavioural problem with manifestations that could harm the person or the entourage.
- Any person whose health is unstable.
- Any person with disruptive mental health problems.
If you are a person living alone at home or with a natural caregiver, you must make a request with the CLSC of your neighbourhood and ask for the home care service.
CLSC de Dorval-Lachine: 514-639-0650
CLSC de LaSalle: 514-364-2572
If you are a senior and you are hospitalised, address your request to the social service of the hospital.