An Innovative Program to Support Seniors 24/7 in their Homes

Supports for Daily Living (SDL) is providing the support for seniors who want and are able to continue living in their own homes. SDL bridges the gap between scheduled home care visits and long-term care. It provides high needs seniors with services in their own home through 24/7 access to supports with onsite personal support workers or mobile patrol.

This pioneering initiative is reducing unnecessary stay in hospitals for seniors once the acute care phase is managed. It is reducing unnecessary Emergency Room visits by developing alternatives in the community.

SDL Service Overview - Supports for Daily Living (formerly Supportive Housing) provides 24-hour practical assistance with the essential activities of daily living that one cannot perform due to permanent physical limitations or impairments. 

Supports for Daily Living Resource Manual 

Supports for Daily Living Resource ManualnewThe Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for consistent delivery of vital care options along the local health system’s continuum of care for high risk seniors with complex needs – Supports for Daily Living Resource Manual: A New Vision of Assisted Living for Seniors.


Supports for Daily Living Standards Manual

newSDL Standards ManualThe Supports for Daily Living Standards Manual sets forth, in a single document, the commonly agreed upon guidelines for the operation of SDL services. These standards have been designed to align with the Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors Policy, (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2011) and as a complement to the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network’s SDL Resource Manual, A New Vision of Assisted Living for Seniors 2011/2012


Mississauga Halton LHIN wins prestigious 3M National Award for Health Care Quality for our Supports for Daily Living program

The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network was the single systems-level recipient of the prestigious 3M National Award for Health Care Quality at the National Conference of Canadian Health Care Leaders, on June 7, 2011. Mississauga Halton LHIN’s Supports for Daily Living program was the recipient in the non-acute category.

The 3M Health Care Quality Team Award recognizes three important elements: innovation, quality and teamwork. 3M Canada encourages institutions and health care providers to embrace quality management by developing innovative approaches that bring about sustainable improvement.

This program and these Supports for Daily Living Providers in conjunction with the Mississauga Halton LHIN are recipients of the 2011 National 3M Award for Quality in Healthcare   

  • M.I.C.B.A. Forum Italia Community Services 
  • Nucleus Independent Living
  • Oakville Senior Citizens Residence
  • Ontario March of Dimes (Etobicoke)
  • Peel Senior Link
  • Region of Halton
  • Victorian Order of Nurses – Peel
  • Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care


From left to right: Monita O’Connor, Director, Performance Improvement and Integration, Mississauga Halton  LHIN ; Krista Hall, Executive Director, Nucleus Independent Living, Lisa Gammage, Director of Seniors Division, Nucleus Independent Living; Narendra Shah, Chief Operating Office, Mississauga Halton LHIN ; Angela Katunas, CEO, Oakville Senior Citizens Residence; Judy Bowyer, Senior Lead, Performance Improvement and Integration, Mississauga Halton LHIN ; Ray Applebaum, CEO, Peel Senior Link.


From left to right: The Honourable Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South; MH LHIN Board Chair Graeme GoebelleKevin Flynn, MPP Oakville


 Additional SDL Resources

SDL Referral Information

A centralized SDL Systems Manager is available to assist with referrals to SDL services within the MH-LHIN Boundaries.  The SDL Systems Manager maintains the central registry and is knowledgeable about each SDL Provider and their respective service availabilities.

Central Registry

c/o Nucleus Independent Living
Phone: 905-281-4443
Fax: 905-337-0770

Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors Policy, 2011; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors Policy, 2011 has been developed to address the needs of high risk seniors who can reside at home and require the availability of personal support and homemaking services on a 24-hour basis. The policy is effective as of January 1, 2011.