Assisted Independent Living

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The Assisted Independent Living (AIL) Program provides accommodations and supports to adults with acquired brain injury, mental health diagnoses, as well as physical, developmental, and medical healthcare needs. 

What is the goal of Assisted Independent Living? The goal of the AIL Program is to assist the people we support to live independently by helping them to develop their life skills and maintain a high quality of life.

What does Assisted Independent Living offer? This program is fully individualized so how the service and supports are delivered is unique to the person requesting the service. The individual can chose to be involved with the homeowner as much or as little as they prefer. Getting active in the community is often a very important piece to those people choosing to live in our homes. Individuals are welcome to bring their own belongings to the home so it feels comfortable and familiar or alternatively the accommodations can be furnished. Assistance moving in/out is provided. The Assisted Independent Living Program offers two types of homes:

Neighbourhood Homes A person receiving services choses to live in a care provider’s home that has a separate full suite or shared accommodation setting (bedroom with a window and closet but shares the other areas of the home like the kitchen and living room with the care providers). Individuals require supports throughout the day from the care provider.

Neighbourly Living A person receiving services lives in care provider’s home that has a separate full suite. Individuals require limited supports throughout the day from the care provider. The care provider can assist with any of the below (but are not limited to):

  • Behavioural support/Interpersonal skills training
  • Meal planning/grocery shopping
  • Personal finances/budgeting
  • Participation in shared and individual chores
  • Leisure planning/ Participation in recreation and leisure programs
  • Use of community transportation
  • Addressing medical/mental/health care issues
  • Cooking and housekeeping duties
  • Life and social skills development

Services may be purchased privately or via referral from a funder.

For more information about Strive Living Society‘s Assisted Independent Living Program in the Lower Mainland please contact the Director of Assisted Independent Living. 

For Assisted Independent Living in Powell River/Sunshine Coast please contact the Powell River Program Manager.

For information on how to apply to become a home share provider, please click here.