Attendant Services

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If you have a physical disability and require personal support services, the Attendant Outreach program can assist you to remain independent in your own home.

Guelph Independent Living provides pre-scheduled attendant services to individuals who live throughout the community. Directed by the client, attendants assist with personal care and activities of daily living between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight, seven (7) days a week. Clients who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for up to three (3) hours of care per day to a maximum of 21 hours per week.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • has a permanent physical disability
  • able to direct one’s own attendant services
  • is medically stable

Attendant Outreach does not provide on-call services. The services are non-medical in nature and include assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers, meal preparation and homemaking.

For more information please contact:

Catharine Maxwell

Outreach Coordinator

(519) 836-1812,  ext. 236

 

Assisted Living

Living with a permanent physical disability, you may require a level of care that cannot be met through scheduled visits available in the community. Guelph Independent Living’s Assisted Living Program provides 24-hour attendant services on a scheduled basis to adults with physical disabilities living in modified apartments within two Guelph apartment buildings. There is also access to on-call assistance available on a priority basis.

Attendant services are non-medical in nature and include assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers, meal preparation and homemaking. Clients qualify for up to six (6) hours of care per day to a maximum of 42 hours per week.

Clients receiving attendant services live independently in their units and are responsible for paying their own living expenses, including rent, telephone, tenant insurance and cable TV. Clients may be eligible for rent subsidies dependent on income level.

For more information please contact:

Cheryl Marett

Assisted Living Coordinator

(519) 836-1812. ext. 248

For referrals to the program please contact the Waterloo Wellington CCAC at (519) 823-2550.

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