Term: Supportive Housing

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2016-06-01

Definition:

Supportive housing is an intermediate care option between living in one's own home and moving into a Personal Care Home. Supportive housing tenants live in their own apartment but within a group community setting. Typically, tenants require help with meals, laundry, and light housekeeping, and also have 24-hour on-site personal support available to complete personal tasks like bathing, dressing and grooming. Supportive housing tenants may also require some (but not 24-hour) professional home care services as deemed eligible by the home care program. Tenants are approved by stakeholders to reside in these dwellings as part of the continuing care eligibility assessment process, meaning that supportive housing is a formal component of Manitoba’s continuum of older adult care.

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  • Doupe M, Finlayson G, Khan S, Yogendran M, Schultz J, McDougall C, Kulbaba C. Supportive Housing for Seniors: Reform Implications for Manitoba's Older Adult Continuum of Care. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

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  • Chateau D, Doupe M, Walld R, Soodeen R, Ouelette C, Rajotte L. Projecting Personal Care Home Bed Equivalent Needs in Manitoba Through 2036. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)
  • Doupe M, Fransoo R, Chateau D, Dik N, Burchill C, Soodeen R-A, Bozat-Emre S, Guenette W. Population Aging and the Continuum of Older Adult Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L. Who is in our Hospitals.and why? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Roos NP, Stranc L, Peterson S, Mitchell L, Bogdanovic B, Shapiro E. A Look at Home Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2001. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Roos NP, Mitchell L, Peterson S, Shapiro E. Perspectives on Home Care Data Requirements. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2001. [Full Report] (View)