Our Services

Assisted Living

Independent Living Waterloo Region (ILWR) provides Assisted Living Attendant Services to adults with physical disabilities on a 24-hour basis in their own home or within designated apartment buildings when needs cannot be met solely by pre-scheduled visits. Our Assisted Living Attendant Services include:

  • Non-medical personal support
  • Essential homemaking tasks
  • Safety checks
  • Medication reminders and assistance

Please Note: There is currently a waitlist for Assisted Living Services. Applicants are ranked in priority order according to their needs.

Our Attendants are trained to assist with personal care activities. If your Service Plan includes assistance with controlled acts or complex needs, we will arrange consumer-specific training. Controlled acts may include bowel routines, intermittent catheterization, tracheostomy care or suctioning, medication assistance or blood glucose monitoring.

Consumers can access up to 6 hours per day of scheduled and unscheduled services to a maximum of 180 hours per month, based on service needs, funding, and staffing resources.

ILWR focuses primarily on personal support services. We will assist with essential housekeeping that fits around your personal care. Should you require additional cleaning and homemaking services, we can refer you to community resources for further support.

Personal Care

Our focus is to assist you with personal care activities such as…

  • Grooming and hygiene
  • Skin care
  • Bathing and washing
  • Medication assistance
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Oral care
  • Positioning, mobility, and transferring
  • Toileting
  • Assistance with eating

Homemaking and
Other Tasks

Essential homemaking tasks ILWR can assist you with may include…

Safety checks/reassurance services

  • Light housekeeping
  • Light meal preparation
  • Assistance with essential communication
  • Active or passive Range of Motion (ROM) exercises
  • Support to access community resources

Eligibility and Application

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for services by clicking the button below.