Assisted Living Program

Program Description and Objective

The Assisted Living Program is an income dependent residency-based program that provides funding for non-medical social support services to seniors, adults with chronic illness, and Children and adults with disabilities (mental and physical) so that they can maintain functional independence and greater self-reliance.

Institutional Care

Under INAC, the "Assisted Living Program" provides supervision and care in a family-like setting for people who are unable to live on their own due to physical or psychological limitations, but do not need constant medical care.

To obtain more information on the Institutional Care Program contact: Joyce Bonspiel Nelson, Kaniatarak'ta Riverside Elders Home Manager at (450) 479-6000.

The transfer of Riverside Elders Home on December 22, 2016 to The Kanesatake Health Center Inc. provides a continuum of quality safe care to our Elders and the disabled.

In-Home Support

On October 1, 2016, the In-Home Support program was transferred from Centre de Jeunesse de laurentides to the Kanesatake Health Center Inc. The In-Home Support program is funded by Indian and Northern Affairs of Canada (INAC) for First Nations to provide social support services to clients who require some type of assistance with their in home daily activities.

To obtain more information on the In-Home Support Program contact: Gloria Nelson, In-Home Support Manager at (450) 479-6000 Ext: 222.

There are three components available through the Assisted Living Program. All three program components respond to three distinct and progressively intensive care needs:

  • in-home care (e.g. meal programs, housekeeping)
  • adult foster care (e.g. care in a group home setting)
  • institutional care (e.g. care provided in provincially licensed residential facilities)

  • INAC funds the Assisted Living Program supporting and servicing clients who meet the eligibility criteria and living on reserve.


    In-home care, adult foster care and institutional care Clients must be:

  • ordinarily resident on reserve
  • formally assessed by a designated social service or health professional using the care assessment criteria recognized by INAC as requiring one or more eligible supports;
  • unable to pay for the assessed services themselves (in accordance with the requirements)
  • in the case of in-home care, there are no individuals living in the household or there are no family members living within the community who can provide the services

  • Ordinarily resident on reserve means that a client has, at the time of applying for a care assessment, demonstrated that he or she:

  • lives on reserve and does not maintain a primary residence off reserve