Context, vision

and values

CONTEXT

Many physically disabled adults who require physical support for their daily activities have no choice to stay with their parents who will take care of them until they cannot do so or to live in an institution a CHSLD or an intermediary resource.

 
This situation creates constant stress on the parents who have to juggle their role as a permanent caregiver with work, family life and eventually with illness and aging. For these adults, dependant on their parents, this situation leads to a loss of self-esteem, guilt and constant anxiety.
 

The cornerstone of the social integration of people with limited mobility is adapted affordable housing with adequate home care services.

 

Since 2004, the MSSS’ orientations recognizes the importance of «supporting the creation of non-institutional residential environments, integrated into the community, that meet the needs and the choice of physically-disabled people. »

According to l’Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ, 2016) [1]: In Quebec, almost half of people fifteen or older, who are living with a disability and need support, do not receive it or do not get enough of it. This lack of support particularly affects those who are between the ages of 15 and 64 and who live with physical disabilities.

 

The lack of support or inadequate help can lead to significant consequences on a person’s health (injuries, stress...) and on the use of healthcare services:  frequent visits to doctors and emergency rooms, increased hospitalizations. Finally, the lack of support can lead to a loss of independence and to institutionalization.

 

According the  Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (2017)[2], among the people who receive home care services: 

 

  • 72% receive help through volunteer,

  • 26% through an agency or a person that they or their family pay, while only ,

  • only 14% receive it through someone paid, fully or  partially, by the CLSC

In 2013-2014, almost 1 in 10 user living in a CHSLD was less than 65 years old.

 

[1] Institut de la statistique du Québec, Zoom Santé, mai 2016

 

[2] Rapport d’évaluation de l’efficacité de la politique gouvernementale À part entière : pour un véritable exercice du droit à l’égalité, 2017

VISION

AND 

VALUES

Physically disabled adults with limited mobility who are between 18 and 65 years of age and are intellectually autonomous, must receive the needed physical supports to be able to live independently in the community within an environment that is as close to « normal » as possible. This will allow for people with disabilities to be better integrated and better able to contribute to society.   

The project’s values are:

  • Independence 

  • Quality of life

  • Social Inclusion

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