Home support services offered by CLSC/CIUSSS in residence
An elderly person is likely to have certain disabilities, temporary or permanent, which can quickly have a negative impact on their quality of life. Fortunately, home support services are available to help seniors in residence.
Let’s take a look at the nature of the latter, offered by the Centre local de services communautaires (CLSC) and the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS).
What is residential home support?
In-home support for the elderly, in a residence, is a way of complementing the seniors’ services already available through the retirement home for the frail elderly. Care for seniors at our residence is many and varied.
This starts with the medical and nursing services, which assist people with their various pathologies and whose main mission is to make them more bearable and less restrictive in everyday life. Other services include meal preparation and delivery, and help with housework and personal hygiene.
We could also mention psychosocial services, which often prove to be a great comfort to people suffering, for example, from dementia through Alzheimer’s disease, or more simply from psychological disorders.
The role of home support services
These services, such as those offered by CLSC Bordeaux-Cartierville, play a number of key roles that go well beyond providing direct assistance to residents. The first is to be able to live at home for as long as possible, and thus prevent hospitalization, which could in some cases be prohibitive. The fact of being supervised on a regular basis by professionals also brings a great deal of security to the people concerned. Comfort is significantly increased, and the resulting quality of life for seniors becomes incomparable.
An elderly person in great difficulty, first of all, can regain a lot of energy through the various services on offer and see his or her life completely changed, with new and very positive prospects.
How can I benefit from residential support services?
To take advantage of the various support services available, you need to contact your local CLSC. Someone will be dispatched especially for you to determine how urgent your personal situation is. This will enable us to put together a file and put you in touch with a social worker who will be responsible for liaising between the various parties. Its role will also be to regularly reassess the situation, so that you can remain at home or in a residence for as long as possible. Of course, it will also be his or her delicate task to entrust the person concerned, sometimes permanently, to healthcare professionals.
There may be times when the help we provide is no longer sufficient, and we’ll have to consider this alternative, which may not be very pleasing, but it’s necessary. Fortunately, home help services can postpone this deadline as long as possible.
Update: June 4, 2020