My name is Agnes. I fell and broke my hip 6 months ago. At 93, the hospital social worker said I should move to a nursing home. When I told her I lived in a building with Assisted Living Services funded by the Ministry of Health, she contacted my care coordinator who set-up a plan that enabled me to come home. I’m so happy to be back with my cat and friends, again. I’m so grateful for the services I get here.
My name is Robert. I get help twice a week with a shower, but otherwise I try to manage by myself. Knowing that help is available on-site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week has really given me the confidence to live alone. Last month I fell out of bed and couldn’t get up. I pushed my emergency response button and a support worker was here in 5 minutes.
My name is Barb. My mom was always a very private person and fiercely independent. When she was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 92 we talked about our options and what she wanted to happen. She just said, ‘I want to go home’.
We contacted Assisted Living Services and were told that they would provide as much support as possible. The last three weeks were difficult, but I can’t say how grateful we were to have helping hands around mom that enabled her to stay in her apartment. Her lasts days were lived in a familiar place with family and friends around her. It was an amazing gift to us.”