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Housing

Inclusive, appropriate, safe and affordable housing for Albertans of all abilities.

Vecova helps persons with disabilities find a home. We provide housing support services that gives them choice, freedom, safety and inclusion in their community.

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FINDING THE RIGHT HOME

Housing Models

We provide access to a range of housing models that respond to the changing needs and varying degrees of support needed.

CLUSTER HOUSING

Multiple individuals (four or more) in close proximity to one another and form a distinct community. This housing support model can be located either as a part of a campus development (three or more houses in a single site location) or in a cluster of houses within a community. Homes can range in size and be either publicly or privately owned/leased.

Benefits of the Cluster Housing Model

24/7

up to 24/7 shared support

Shared Costs

shared support service costs

Supports and Programs

access to supports and programs in the community

Community Living

opportunities for social events and community building within the cluster environment

SUPPORTED GROUP LIVING

Multiple individuals (two or more) live in the same residence and receive up to 24/7 shared support from a staffing team. Homes can range in size and be either publicly or privately owned/leased. This housing model is tied to housing supports and level of support need.

Benefits of the Supported Group Living Model

24/7

up to 24/7 shared support

Shared Costs

shared support service costs

Supports and Programs

access to supports and programs in the community

Home Living

opportunities for social events and community building within the home

HOME SHARING

One to two individuals share a home with a family or an individual who also provides individual support. This model is a deliberate coming together of individuals committed to sharing their lives with one another. Homes can range in size and are privately owned/rented.

Benefits of the Home Sharing Model

Home

home atmosphere environment

Choice

choice and input regarding home

Overnight Support

evening and overnight support

Participation

encourages community participation

Independence

encourages increased independence

SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING

Individuals live in their own home (privately rented/owned) alone or with a roommate, partner or family member. Housing support services are separate from housing model.

Benefits of the Supported Independent Living model

Control

individuals control their own housing

Choice

individuals choose the housing support services and level of support needed

Independence

encourages increased independence

Gained Skills

increased daily living skills

Quality of Life

increased quality of life

Stability

increased housing and financial stability.

RESPITE SUPPORT (In-home and out of home)

Short-term and temporary housing support services for individuals whose regular housing support services are temporarily unable to provide support. These services can be provided in or out of the individual’s home and are separate from the housing model.

Benefits of the Respite Support Model

Familiarity

provides individuals with appropriate and informed living support services from people they know and have a relationship with while their regular caregivers are away

Caregiver Support

provides a break for caregivers

Expanded Network

promotes expansion of individuals social network and community participation

Stability

promotes increased housing stability

GETTING THE RIGHT SUPPORT

Housing Support Services

We provide a range of housing services that respond to the level of support needed and any needs of the individual that change over time.

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

We provide household management services (partial or full) in all aspects of managing a home. These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

budgeting and managing funds

paying bills, shopping and making purchases

meal planning and preparation

housekeeping and laundry

PERSONAL CARE

We provide management of personal care (partial or full) in all aspects of daily living. These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

personal hygiene e.g. bathing, dressing and grooming

eating and monitoring of food intake and therapeutic diets

medication administration and health care

mobility challenges

COMMUNITY-BASED SUPPORT

We provide community-based support services (partial or full) in all aspects of community living. These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

learning or practicing life skills e.g. decision-making, problem solving, interpersonal relationships

identifying and accessing community-based services e.g. stores, banks, transportation

participation in community living activities e.g. social and leisure activities

scheduling and attending appointments e.g. medical appointments

HOME LIVING

We provide home health services (partial or full) to persons with complex needs (adults with disabilities and significant medical, behaviour or mental health needs). These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

management of a range of medical, health or mobility challenges

management of cognitive or physiological changes associated with aging i.e. dementia

management of mental health disorders and specialized treatment for psychiatric and/or behavioural issues