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ICAN’s Enhanced Congregate Care (ECC) Unit is an independent living program where four people deemed ‘ALC’ live in a shared setting.
The ECC units are wheelchair accessible and offer four bedrooms, two bathrooms and are equipped with ceiling track lifts in all bedrooms and bathrooms. ICAN provides full support services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year. Staff are present in unit from 7 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. Overnight staff are available by appointment or by use of a call bell.
Please note: A daily per diem rate is charged based on income. This includes rent, groceries, cable, phone, basic hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Fees may apply.
In partnership with Health Sciences North.
The Donato House is a 2-bedroom barrier-free home right on the ICAN property.
About the Donato House: A modern furnished two bedroom, one bathroom, and fully accessible house. Trained Independent Living Assistants on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Modest daily fee which includes meals, bed linens, towels, cleaning, accommodation and assistance from our professional and courteous staff. A lifeline pendant is also supplied.
It is short-term client housing, for people who are: Transitioning from hospital to home, transitioning from hospital to long-term care, transitioning from hospital to a retirement residence or in a situation where caregiver relief or respite is temporarily needed.
Your stay at the Donato House includes ICAN’s trained support staff available to assist with personal care needs, homemaking and activities of daily living.
Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors is a health care-based service that provides aging seniors with a high level of personal support services in their own home.
About the Program: If you live alone or with an informal caregiver in a private home or a residential setting, such as an apartment building or a senior citizens’ residence, (does not include a retirement home), this program can help you and your family feel more comfortable with your ability to remain at home. We provide personal support or attendant services where and when it is needed most. Our scheduled services are available during the day, and evenings with unscheduled service throughout the night.
Services Provided: Organizations throughout the North East are funded to provide services for eligible clients requesting Assisted Living Services. Your CCAC Care Coordinator can provide you with a list of providers in your area.
Non-Medical Services Include: Individualized predetermined tasks, homemaking services, safety and reassurance checks (via phone or in person), personal support services (personal hygiene, activities of daily living), and other services beyond CCAC’s provision of service.
Our Focus: Our Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors’ provides activities of daily living to those who can no longer complete tasks independently or find challenging to do. Fees may apply.
ICAN provides Personal Support Services to adults in the following areas of Sudbury: Downtown core, Flour Mill, Donovan, West End, Gatchell, Copper Cliff and Walden. The goal of this service is to help adults with minimal needs to remain independent in their own homes. ICAN works with the client to develop individualized service plans that reflect the unique individuality of the person. Services are prescheduled.
Services Include: Assistance with personal hygiene and activities of daily living. Homemaking is not provided under this program. To apply for this service, please contact CCAC.
All ICAN clients are assigned a “key worker” who will provide one to one support when required. One to one support may include providing a client with information, resources, support and guidance; ensuring access to coordinated delivery of services; providing emotional support and encouragement and liaising with other ICAN staff, community agencies, and family members. In addition, for clients who are adapting to a recently acquired disability, additional one to one support may be provided based on individual needs. This service can be provided on site or in a client’s home.
In addition to individualized one to one support, ICAN offers two Lifeskills programs.
Teen Transitional Life Skills Program
The Teen Transitional Life Skills Program is for young adults with physical disabilities, age 16 to 21, who are transitioning from children’s services to adult services. The program works with the participants to improve their independence and self-reliance and help them build on the skills they have attained in school and with their families. The program teaches the participants to direct their own care, set goals for themselves, manage their money, learn to access the community independently, perform household tasks, and learn what steps need to be taken in order to prepare for living in their own apartment.
Adults Transitioning to ICAN’s Supportive Housing Program
The 8-week program orients clients who are transitioning into ICAN’s Supportive Housing Program. The program teaches the participants about being an apartment tenant, arranging for services, planning and preparing meals, grocery shopping, transportation options, other activities of daily living, and conflict resolution. At the end of this 8 week program, the client is fully oriented to ICAN’s Supportive Housing policies, procedures and processes.