Assisted Living for Vulnerable Seniors in the Jane & Finch Community
Crosslinks Seniors Housing and Support Services offers assisted living services in affordable housing for men and women aged 60 and over living in Toronto Community Housing apartment buildings in the Jane/Finch community. This program serves seniors with complex challenges including mental illness, addiction, chronic physical health issues, social isolation, cultural dislocation, and abandonment.
The goal of Crosslinks Seniors, as of all LOFT programs for seniors, is to enable our clients to remain safe and healthy in homes of their own for as long as possible and to reduce or eliminate unnecessary hospitalizations and pre-mature moves into long-term care homes.
Services include Psychogeriatric Case Management, personal support for the activities of daily living, regular congregate dining and an active social and recreational program. The program offers a non-judgmental atmosphere of acceptance and opportunities for social interaction that support better health and a positive outlook.
Crosslinks Seniors Housing and Support Services is located in two large Toronto Community Housing Corporation apartment buildings, on Shoreham Drive and Arleta Avenue. It includes 130 affordable seniors apartments and provides services to 250 clients a year.
Specialized Community Re-integration Program
Six Transitional Housing Units are dedicated to providing support and services to enable seniors who have been hospitalized to safely move back into the community. These units offer specialized, intensive one-on-one support enabling clients to regain their confidence and learn or relearn the life skills they need to live independently.
The Community Re-Integration Program is a partnership with Humber River Regional Hospital with the goal of helping to address what is often referred to as the “ALC problem”. ALC stands for Alternative Level of Care and refers to hospital patients who have completed their care, but remain in hospital while waiting for a place in long-term care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care or home care. While they wait, they are occupying beds needed by others.
When mental health or addiction issues are prominent, these ALC seniors may be ineligible for long-term care homes. If dementia is a significant issue, their only choice may be long-term care regardless of whether they are in need of the high level of medical-based support provided by such facilities.
The program assists about 25 geriatric acute care patients a year to leave hospital and recover their dignity, independence and quality of life. After a few months in the re-integration program, clients are ready to move on. Some are able to return to complete independence while others find a home in one of LOFT’s seniors supportive housing programs.
Read Charles’ Story – a client at Crosslinks Seniors.
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