Supportive Housing/Assisted Living

Copernicus Lodge offers Supportive Housing, which is a community-based program funded by the Local Health Integration Network (Ontario Health) The goal is to help seniors remain independent in their own apartment for as long as possible. Services are provided at no cost to the eligible tenant and include assistance with: bathing, dressing, toileting, meals, security checks, skin care, oral care, emergency response, medication monitoring/delivery /reminders and coordination of services. Services are based on the needs of each individual, as directed by each senior and determined by an annual assessment.

One of our key principles is to ensure our tenants age in place—this means we adapt our services to the changing needs of our tenants when needed so they can continue living in their apartments.

The services we provide are tenant-driven, following the Residents’ Bill of Rights and respecting and using sensitivity in the spiritual, cultural and ethnic aspects of a tenant’s life.

Copernicus Lodge serves the frail elderly, and provides 24-hour emergency response services to all tenants. Our residents need to know there is help available, whether they are actually using the services or not. If it were not for these services, these tenants could not live independently.

Polish and English-speaking personal support worker staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to assist tenants with these services. Nursing and Medical care is not provided through the program but can be coordinated through Local Health Integration Network (Ontario Health).