What is Supportive Living?
Adequate and suitable housing contributes to physical and mental well-being.
Supportive Living homes provide the advantages of living independently, with affordable housing for people struggling with chronic mental health issues.
As stated in the Homeless Hub report, "Housing First in Canada," a harm reduction model of housing acknowledges the presence of the contributing factors to chronic homelessness while mitigating the risks that these factors present.
Supportive Living housing comes with the access of individualized supports that are needed to break the cycle of hospitalization, homelessness, and incarceration.
When looking for a home for your client, there are many things to consider to ensure they live in a safe environment that provides for their basic needs and independence.
The Concept of Supportive Living
Supportive Living communities provide a higher degree of independence for the residents while helping to manage basic daily living activities such as housekeeping or doing laundry. Balanced meals are provided as well as various recreational and social activities.
By encouraging independence, SupportiveLiving provides a solid base for a healthier and happy life.
In the end, the goal is to keep clients as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
Our next blog will tackle the issue of when is the right time for an individual to consider SupportiveLiving for housing…
Written by Vishal Chityal, CEO, President and Founder, SupportiveLiving.ca