PACE provides support services 24-hours a day seven-days a week for pre-booked daily services as well as urgent and unscheduled services, in nine supportive housing sites in approximately 100 units. Clients live in their own apartments and hold the necessary lease which is not connected to PACE. Clients must be able to direct their services – that is they must be able to orient and direct staff on the services they need. There is a PACE office at each supportive housing site.
PACE supportive housing is for people who can communicate their service needs to staff trained in the delivery of personal care. Client direction relates to the what, when and how the support is to be provided. Support services are provided on a pre-booked basis 24 hours a day with an on-call system for urgent situations.
We provide services to individuals with a variety of disabilities including, but, not limited to multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, muscular dystrophy and Huntington disease.
Services include the following.
- Bowel and bladder
- Dressing and undressing
- Skin care (bed turns, general and non-sterile dressings, skin checks)
- General hygiene (bath/shower, grooming, nail care, peri-care, menstrual care)
- Sexual assistance
- Meal preparation and clean up (cooking, cutting up food, assistance with eating, G-tube, drinks, splints)
- Nurturing Assistance
- Communication support (opening email, telephone assistance)
- Routine maintenance of assistive devices, personal vehicle, alternative and augmentative (AAC) equipment
- Pet and service animal assistance
- Respiration (ventilator, bi-pap)
- Physical assistance with taking medication
- Range of motion exercises
At the following locations we provide support services to individuals with disabilities in their own apartments.
3270 Bathurst Street
12 Broadway Avenue, Unit 107
3050 Dufferin Street, Suite 107
25 Henry Lane Terrace, Unit 442
310 - 20 Palace Street
34 Little Norway Crescent, Suite 310,
Bello Horizonte (Enhanced services)
1500 Keele Street, Suite 206
340 Royal York Road, Unit 317
At the following locations we provide enhanced services:
Our Bello Horizonte Project services two groups of people: those who require enhanced services as well as support and those with Huntington disease.
Clients receiving enhanced services typically have lived at home or in institutions rather than on their own, so they require assistance directing their own services and learning to live more independently. We teach life skills such as banking, shopping and healthy eating. We assist Clients to connect with community agencies and resources.
Our services supporting those with Huntington disease is unique in Toronto and Canada. We have some transitional units available to adults with early to mid-stage Huntington disease. For these individuals and their families, there are free monthly drop-in days for them to socialize and connect with other members of the Huntington’s community. (Lunch is provided.)
Providing support to individuals living with the effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI) in their own studio apartment. The minimum age requirement is 45 years old, as required by the landlord, Toronto Community Housing. We work with Clients to set goals and provide support specific to their individual needs. The individuals must not have any behavioral challenges which actively prevent them from working on long-term goals, safe community access or which present an imminent risk of harm to themself or others.