In-Home Assisted Living Services

Whether you live in a private home or an apartment, on your own or with an informal caregiver, In-Home Assisted Living Services can help bring peace of mind to you and your family and allow you to continue living in your own home for as long as possible.

What are In-Home Assisted Living Services?

A community-based program designed to assist high-risk (frail or cognitively-impaired) seniors:

  • WHO do not need 24-hour nursing care
  • AND can live at home with support
  • BUT whose care requirements cannot be met solely on a scheduled visitation basis

What services are provided?


In-Home Assisted Living Services may include:

Personal support services
Homemaking services
Professional services (Traditional Health, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Social Work, etc.)
Safety and reassurance checks
Emergency urgent response
Care co-ordination
Services are available on a scheduled and as-needed basis

Who may be eligible?

  • High-risk seniors who can live at home and require personal support and homemaking services during the day/night on a scheduled and unscheduled basis.
  • High-risk seniors who are hospitalized or at risk of hospitalization in order to help them successfully return home and remain safely in their own homes

Clients must:

  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the assessment Demonstrate a need for access to services throughout a 24-hour period
  • Be medically stable—their medical needs can be met by providers and their family physician
  • Be able to remain safely in their own home or apartment between visits
  • Be able to direct their own care or have a substitute decision-maker or live-in caregiver to direct care
  • Reside in the North Shore Tribal Council catchment area
  • Live in their own home or within a residential setting
  • Pose no risk to themselves or others

Referral And Intake

Anyone can refer. No medical referral is necessary. Referrals may be made directly through:

  • Self-referral
  • Community support services staff/ volunteers
  • Hospitals/Aboriginal System Navigator & Discharge Planner
  • CCACs
  • Primary care providers
  • Other health professionals
  • Informal caregivers, such as family members, neighbours or friends

Priority is given to:

  1. Hospital-to-home: Hospitalized high-risk seniors who can safely return home with Assisted Living Services
  2. Stay-at-home: High-risk seniors living in the community in imminent need of a higher level of care and who are at risk of hospitalization or admission to Long-Term Care
  3. Frequent emergency/hospital users: High-risk seniors who are frequent users of emergency room and hospital services

For more information or to make a referral:

In Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Sagamok Anishnawbek, Serpent River First Nation, and Mississauga First Nation, contact:
Tel: 705-849-4116

In Thessalon First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Batchewana First Nation, and the Indian Friendship Center in Sault Ste. Marie, contact:

Tel: 705-971-0637

Assisted Living Pamphlet

In-Home Assisted Living Services

Whether you live in a private home or an apartment, on your own or with an informal caregiver, In-Home Assisted Living Services can help bring peace of mind to you and your family and allow you to continue living in your own home for as long as possible.

What are In-Home Assisted Living Services?

A community-based program designed to assist high-risk (frail or cognitively-impaired) seniors:

  • WHO do not need 24-hour nursing care
  • AND can live at home with support
  • BUT whose care requirements cannot be met solely on a scheduled visitation basis

What services are provided?


In-Home Assisted Living Services may include:

Personal support services
Homemaking services
Professional services (Traditional Health, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Social Work, etc.)
Safety and reassurance checks
Emergency urgent response
Care co-ordination
Services are available on a scheduled and as-needed basis

Who may be eligible?

  • High-risk seniors who can live at home and require personal support and homemaking services during the day/night on a scheduled and unscheduled basis.
  • High-risk seniors who are hospitalized or at risk of hospitalization in order to help them successfully return home and remain safely in their own homes

Clients must:

  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the assessment Demonstrate a need for access to services throughout a 24-hour period
  • Be medically stable—their medical needs can be met by providers and their family physician
  • Be able to remain safely in their own home or apartment between visits
  • Be able to direct their own care or have a substitute decision-maker or live-in caregiver to direct care
  • Reside in the North Shore Tribal Council catchment area
  • Live in their own home or within a residential setting
  • Pose no risk to themselves or others

Referral And Intake

Anyone can refer. No medical referral is necessary. Referrals may be made directly through:

  • Self-referral
  • Community support services staff/ volunteers
  • Hospitals/Aboriginal System Navigator & Discharge Planner
  • CCACs
  • Primary care providers
  • Other health professionals
  • Informal caregivers, such as family members, neighbours or friends

Priority is given to:

  1. Hospital-to-home: Hospitalized high-risk seniors who can safely return home with Assisted Living Services
  2. Stay-at-home: High-risk seniors living in the community in imminent need of a higher level of care and who are at risk of hospitalization or admission to Long-Term Care
  3. Frequent emergency/hospital users: High-risk seniors who are frequent users of emergency room and hospital services

For more information or to make a referral:

In Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Sagamok Anishnawbek, Serpent River First Nation, and Mississauga First Nation, contact:
Tel: 705-849-4116

In Thessalon First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Batchewana First Nation, and the Indian Friendship Center in Sault Ste. Marie, contact:

Tel: 705-971-0637

Assisted Living Pamphlet