Centre local de services communautaires
A person with diminished autonomy due to aging or a physical or mental impairment may be admitted to a residential and long-term care centre or a foster home. A CHSLD accommodates, temporarily or permanently, adults experiencing a loss of functional or psychosocial independence, who can no longer live at home, in spite of support from family and friends. An intermediate resource accommodates persons experiencing a loss of independence or whose condition requires bed, board and support or assistance services. An intermediate resource is operated by a natural person, a legal person or a partnership recognized by a Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CISSS) or a Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS). It is bound by a service contract to a public institution, for example a health and social services centre. A family-type resource or a small intermediate resource is operated by a natural person who accommodates at his or her main residence a maximum of nine adults entrusted by a public institution. The resource must meet their needs and provide them with living conditions that resemble as closely as possible those of a home environment. The services provided are bed, board and support or assistance. If the person is still living in his or her home, the request for placement may be made by the person, a family member or a friend. If the person is already admitted to a care unit of a general and specialized hospital centre, the hospital will take care of finding a suitable resource. A social worker or nurse will meet with the person and a few family members to ascertain the person's degree of autonomy. The person's treating physician will conduct a medical assessment. Those assessments determine, in particular, the senior's level of independence and his or her accommodation needs.
People age 18 or over who have lost or are losing their physical or mental autonomy.
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