Assistive Living Program

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Assistive Living Program

Service Model:

Target Population – Seniors 65+ who meet the eligibility requirements.


In the homes of residents living in the apartment building at 155 Forum Drive, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3M9

Program Staffing:

Services are provided by trained Personal Support Workers (unregulated healthcare providers). Trained Care Coordinators conduct standardized needs assessments and work with Consumers to develop Individualized Service Plans.


The program operates 24/7/365 and services are available both on a pre-scheduled and on-call basis as required/available

Cost to Client:

Services are offered at no cost for eligible clients
Consumers contract independently with the respective landlords for tenancy in the buildings (some rent geared to income (RGI) units available)

Services Features:

Following assessment, a customized Service Plan is developed, in partnership with the resident, which outlines service tasks and times based on identified needs. Service Plans are adaptive and responsive to the changing needs of the Consumer. Based on the individual’s service requirements, personal support services and homemaking services are provided to a person with physical disabilities, under the individual’s direction, by an Attendant on a pre-scheduled and on-call visitation basis as required and available.

Available service tasks include:

Attendant services (includes both non-medical personal support and essential homemaking tasks)

Personal Support Services (Activities of Daily Living or ADLs):

  • Personal hygiene activities (bathing and toileting)
  • Routine personal activities of living
  • Assisting a client with any of the activities referred to in points 1 & 2
  • Training a client to carry out or assist with any of the activities referred to in points 1 & 2

Essential Homemaking (Personal Hygiene Activities or IADLs):

  • Meal preparation/cooking/clean up
  • Light house cleaning including tidying of rooms, dishes, vacuuming, sweeping, washing floors, cleaning sinks, tubs, toilets
  • Laundry
  • Caring for children (on behalf of and in the presence of the Consumer)
  • Shopping
  • Banking
  • Paying bills
  • Planning menus
  • Assisting a client with any of the activities referred to the points 1 & 8
  • Training a client to carry out or assist with any of the activities referred to in points 1 & 8

Note:  There are limitations to the types and amounts of assistance that can be provided for services as per Program eligibility criteria and service maximums.

Transportation Services:

  • Essential transportation services by appointment to medical, grocery shopping, banking, and other social-related appointments within the Mississauga catchment area, via our company minivan

Health Services:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Chiropodist
  • Hairdresser
  • Referral to community programs and services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Exercise Program
  • Assistive devises Repair Clinic

Additional Services:

  • Information sessions on medical & non-medical health topics
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

If you are interested in the program please download a copy of our Intake & Referral Form. If you have further questions please contact the Resident Service Coordinator at 905-507-2711 ext. 122

Recreational Programs

A recreational program is offered to enrich the lives of our residents. Recreation programs are developed and offered to meet the physical, mental and social needs of our older adults and community participants. Just a few of our programs include:

  • Bingo
  • Afternoon tea/espresso social
  • Cultural specific programs
  • Movie night
  • Spiritual programs
  • Musical entertainment
  • Trips/outings
  • Theme dinners/lunches
  • Trivia
  • Card game programs
  • Theme parties
  • Seasonal events
  • Physical games and activities

Fundraising Events

We host a variety of annual events to raise funds for the recreational department. All proceeds go to support senior’s programs, supplies and specials events throughout the year. A few of our events include:

  • Family & Fiends Barbeque
  • Christmas Family Tea
  • Garage Sale

Service Philosophy:

MICBA Forum Italia Community Services has adapted the fundamental concepts of the Independent Living Philosophy, including the right of people to:

  • Live with dignity in their chosen community
  • Participate in all aspects of life
  • Maintain control and make decisions about their life through ‘Directing Services’ – this includes:
    1. ‘Right to Risk’ where the individual has the right to make his/her own choices and decision, even if those choices involve risk and failure
    2. Assume all responsibilities associated with these rights

Directing Care and ‘Right to Risk’

MICBA Forum Italia Community Services role is to facilitate the resident’s wishes, with their inherent rights and associated risks, with living independently in the community. As such, MICBA Forum Italia Community Services will act in response to Consumer direction but may prompt or alert Consumer to potential risks or decision points (as necessary).

MICBA Forum Italia Community Services is guided by the Health Care Consent Act in the event of any sudden change in cognitive status that affects a Consumer’s ability to make healthcare decisions. In the event there is no SDM available and capacity is called into question, MICBA Forum Italia Community Services will call in a regulated health professional to evaluate and make a recommendation on the need for a capacity assessment.