The AbleLiving Difference

AbleLiving Services provides independent, person-centered support solutions for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Through a variety of in-home and communal living options, clients can access a range of services that enable them to remain in their homes and familiar community environments. These programs operate in Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Binbrook, Paris, Hagersville and Mississauga.

CARF Accredited

AbleLiving Services is CARF Accredited. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. AbleLiving has met the rigorous standards established and evaluated by CARF demonstrating commitment to delivering the highest quality service to our residents.

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Assisted Living

Assisted living can be categorized under supportive housing and shared living as outlined below.

Supportive Housing

Care provider assisting resident with a meal

Supportive housing provides services to individuals who have complex, irregular, or unpredictable needs for activities of daily living support that are not available through Home and Community Support Services (H&CSS). Supportive Housing is intended for Clients that require 24-hour availability of on-site attendant services.

Supportive Housing provides essential non-medical personal support services on a long-term contractual basis for persons with disabilities which prevent the individual from carrying out the activities of daily living unassisted. Clients must be able to live safely in their home, direct their own services and qualify to lease their own apartment.

The services available may include bathing and toileting, mobility support, medication administration, feeding supports and meal preparation. Specialized services can be transferred to personal attendant staff by a regulated health professional if deemed appropriate after assessment.

These services are delivered within an apartment or townhouse setting and include the following locations:

  • Aghabi Place

    Providing support to individuals with physical disabilites in their own apartments.

  • Lakeside Court

    Working in partnership with PHDABIS to provide support to individuals with physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

  • Palmer Place

    Providing support to individuals with physical disabilities in a seniors' apartment setting.

  • Queenston Heights

    Providing support to individuals with physical disabilities in an apartment setting.

  • York Project

    Providing support to individuals with physical disabilities in an apartment setting.

Services Include Assistance with:

• Eating
• Bathing
• Dressing

• Transferring
• Continence

Services May also Include:

• Meal Preparation
• Medication
• Housekeeping
• Essential Communication
• Arranging Transportation
• Shopping

Shared Living

Resident playing billiards in recreation area

Shared Living is similar to Supportive Housing in that individuals live in an apartment or community dwelling that have common spaces that the residents share. All clients receive personal support services and have access to additional life skill supports such as banking and budget management, medical accompaniment and follow up, community engagement and recreational activities, as well as support with scheduling of transportation services and other appointments.

These services are delivered at the following locations:

  • Binbrook Project

    Owned and operated by Ableliving Services, Binbrook offers private and shared bedroom accommodations with ensuite privilege washrooms. Common dining in a large congregate setting and recreational and therapeutic exercise are available. Criteria for Binbrook includes the requirement for nursing and personal support services.

  • Mistywood Project

    Located in Stoney Creek, shared townhomes are owned by Stoney Creek Non-Profit Housing Corporation where private bedrooms with a shared washroom and a common dining area in a large congregate setting is offered.

  • York Project

    Located in downtown Hamilton, York is a city owned social housing apartment building and offers private bedrooms with a shared washroom and a common dining area in a large congregate setting.

  • Roxanne

    A City of Hamilton social housing building located in East Hamilton offering a private bedroom in a shared apartment setting. Admission to Roxanne is specific to individuals discharged from the hospital or transferred from another program that creates a discharge from hospital. Criteria for Roxanne includes the requirement for nursing and personal support services.

Community Outreach

Caregiver assisting with bed making

Community Outreach Services is designed to support individuals to live at home safely by providing essential, non-medical, personal support services for older adults and persons with disabilities on a scheduled basis. Clients living in their own home, living in the community, must be able to direct their care needs and/or have an alternative support person or resource as a backup support if needed.

The services available may include bathing, toileting, mobility support, medication administration, feeding supports, meal preparation, and essential housekeeping. Specialized services can be transferred to a personal attendant staff by a regulated health professional arranged through H&CCSS deemed appropriate after assessment.

  • Westwood Hub

    Designed to keep seniors at home by providing non-medical personal support services in Burlington. Postal code: "L7T".

  • Community Home Support

    Services in Burlington. Client directed light housekeeping services for adults living with disabilities in their own homes in Hamilton. Low acuity care.

  • Hamilton Community Outreach

    Services in the greater Hamilton area.

  • Falls Prevention Programs

    Exercise programs in the greater Hamilton area and Burlington.

  • Let's Go Home Program

    Services in the greater Hamilton area, Haldimand and Burlington.

  • Community Connector Programs

    Services in the greater Hamilton area, Haldimand and Burlington.

  • Mississauga Outreach Services

    Services in Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills, Etobicoke and Milton. In-home respite is available via referral through the central registry and high acuity is available via a referral through HCCSS Mississauga Halton.

Transitional Care Programs

Care provider supervising resident

There are four Community transitional care programs that offer short-term accommodation for individuals in hospital who are no longer in need of acute care and are deemed alternative level of care (ALC). Patients are discharged to TCB locations with the intention that they will wait for a Long-Term Care bed, chose and wait an alternative living arrangement or return home with supports.

The program offers enhanced 24/7 attendant care services, nursing care, congregate dining, therapeutic recreational programming, and in-house laundry services. Specialty nursing and therapeutic services may be coordinated by the Home and Community Care team.  The average expected stay is up to 90 days.

Binbrook Transitional Care Bed Program (Hamilton Area):

Willett Transitional Care Bed Program (Paris):

West Haldimand General Transitional Carer Bed Program (Hagersville):

Aghabi Place - Bridges to Care Transitional Program:

An apartment setting open to individuals identified as Alternative Level of Care in the Trillium Health Partners hospitals in Mississauga. Attendant care services, congregate dining, community social engagement, and in-house laundry are included. Nursing and therapeutic services are coordinated on an outreach basis with the Mississauga Halton Home and Community Care team.

Program applications are available through Trillium Health Partners.

Community Navigation Services

Resident enjoying reading a book outdoors on balcony

Community connectors act as navigators to assist individuals living in our communities that are vulnerable to the social determinants of health and require support to live well.  Services supporting transitions from hospital to home and assisting clients that are socially isolated and at risk of hospitalization benefit from the coordinated care management principles implemented by our Community Connector team.

Through client and /or caregiver engagement we ensure a person-centered approach to support individuals' personal outcomes which include health, social, physical and cultural needs, i.e. acquiring primary doctor, food, housing and financial security etc., with the intent to anchor individuals thus reducing social isolation.

The role of the Community Connector is to work in collaboration with other service providers to ensure a wraparound holistic approach to care.

Homemaking Program

Female folding clothing

Our Homemaking Services include in-home essential housekeeping, laundry services and meal preparation support in accordance with the individuals service plan.

Fee for Service

Servicing our communities for over forty years, AbleLiving Services provides opportunities for some services at an hourly fee over and above the funded services offered. These are negotiated individually with an agency representative. We specialize in:

  • Quality client experience
  • Individual customized care
  • Peace of mind for loved ones