Term: Supportive Housing

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2016-06-01


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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