On-Site Office: 85 The Esplanade Toronto, ON M5E 1Y8
Tel: 416- 365-0145 Fax: 416- 365-9450
The Supportive Housing Program is an innovative solution Dixon Hall provides as an alternative to institutionalization of the elderly in long-term care facilities. Fifteen full and part-time staff work around the clock to keep more than 90 clients living independently in their homes by providing personal care, essential housekeeping, care co-ordination and emergency response. The services are available in Old York Tower (85 Esplanade), Older Women’s Network Co-op (115 Esplanade), and Performance Arts Lodge of Canada (110 Esplanade). The Supportive Housing Program is not only cost effective, as the alternative for these seniors would be costly institutional care, it is also allows seniors to maintain dignity and respect as they “age in place.” Dixon Hall staff are working with other non-profit housing providers in the Esplanade area to develop similar supportive housing services.
All residents living at Old York Tower, PAL Place and OWN Co-op are eligible for assessment and residents who have a demonstrated need and who meet eligibility criteria are able to receive assistance if services capacity allows – currently a waiting list exists.
Application Procedure:Eligible residents can contact Dixon Hall Supportive Housing Project for Seniors directly or instruct someone to do so on their behalf.
The Care Coordinator will make an appointment to visit the resident in his/ her apartment to assess and discuss the person’s individual needs.
Residents who are returning home after a period in the hospital are encouraged to contact the Care Coordinator from the hospital to pre-arrange required services.
Our staff are nearby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached through a pager.
However, since there are no doctors/ nurses on site, in a life-threatening emergency, the resident is advised to call 9-1-1 first and then our program. Staff will provide practical assistance/ support until the ambulance arrives.
Dixon Hall’s Supportive Housing Project is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN), and in part by the United Way.
For further information on the Supportive Housing Project or to enquire about referral or assessment, please call the Supportive Housing Care Coordinator at: (416) 365-0145