SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Realizing the Freedom of Living Independently

Onsite in-home support can make a world of difference to an adult living with physical disability who needs assistance 24/7. Supportive Housing makes it possible for many adults with permanent disabilities to live independently. The program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and there is no cost to you if you are eligible for services.

We provide Supportive Housing services in two integrated apartment buildings in Toronto: Nucleus One (30 Denarda Street, Toronto), and Nucleus Two (2100 Weston Road, Toronto). Consumers contract independently with the respective landlords for tenancy in the designated apartment units (some rent geared to income (RGI) units are available). Nucleus provides the onsite attendant services in both buildings for adults, 16 years old and up, with permanent physical disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria.

Attendant services are provided by qualified Personal Support Workers and include non-medical personal support and essential homemaking services that are available on both a pre-scheduled and on-call basis, seven days a week, 365 days/year.

Care coordination is provided by our team of Supervisors who conduct standardized assessments and, in partnership with you, develop individualized service plans which are updated when your needs change. (Types and amounts of assistance are limited by eligibility criteria and service maximums).

Services

Non-Medical Personal Support

  • Bathing and toileting
  • Mouth and dental care
  • Hair care
  • Routine hand and foot care
  • Preventative skin care
  • Changing non-sterile dressings
  • Dressing/undressing
  • Help with eating
  • Exercises/passive range of motion
  • Transferring positioning/turning
  • Escorts for shopping (limited availability)
Essential Homemaking or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

  • Preparing meals/cooking/clean-up
  • Changing bedding
  • Light house cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medication assistance (limited scope)
  • Garbage disposal
  • Pet care assistance (restrictions apply)
  • Caring for children (on behalf of and in the presence of Consumer)
  • Escorts to medical appointments (limited availability)

How To Apply

Applications for Nucleus’ Supportive Housing services are coordinated through a centralized point of access for all individuals with physical disabilities who are applying for attendant services in Toronto.

To apply, please contact the Attendant Service Application Centre which is located at the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT), Inc.

Need More Information?

Email info@nucleusonline.ca.

“The Nucleus PSWs have changed the whole focus of my life. I was held back by my own beliefs in my ability… I went from being held back to being able to participate in the community.”

Donna, Nucleus consumer

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