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Residences and Accommodations


Different types of accommodations are offered to those who are no longer capable of staying at home despite receiving the support of their loved ones and the provision of home care services.

These people suffer from a loss of functional autonomy, a chronic disease, a physical impairment, cognitive impairments or disorders, or severe mental health problems.

More than Accommodations - Living Environments

The residential and long-term care program offers a safe, stimulating, lively, adapted, and respectful living environment as well as a high-quality care environment to clients aged 18 years and older who can no longer live in their natural living environments.

Service by referral only

All residential services are offered only through referral from a health care professional.

Certain fees apply. Visit the web site of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec to learn more about fees for accommodation.

Various types of accommodations

  • Family-type resources (FTR): Foster families (for those aged less than 18 years) and foster homes (for those aged 18 years and older)
  • Intermediate resources (IR): Group homes, rooming houses, supervised apartments, foster homes, and other types of residential organizations
  • Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD and temporary lodging)
  • Private seniors' residences

Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD)

Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD) provide services to adults who are no longer capable of staying in their natural living environments as a result of a loss of functional or psychosocial autonomy.


Adapted to the levels of autonomy and to the physical and psychological conditions of their residents, the residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) provide a safe and pleasant living environment for their residents, enabling them to obtain a variety of on-site services adapted to their needs, such as:

  • psychosocial services
  • nursing services
  • pharmaceutical services
  • health care and medical services
  • health care and rehabilitation services
  • diversified recreational services
  • hair styling, dentistry and foot-care services ($)
  • food services
  • diverse recreational and other activities
  • spiritual and pastoral services
  • and much more.

Temporary lodging

Taking care of a person with a loss of autonomy at home and on a daily basis can be difficult for relatives and loved ones. Temporary lodging helps family caregivers get a period of respite.

Our Team

To respond to the needs of residents, a multidisciplinary team composed of nurses, nursing assistants, beneficiary attendants, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, specialized educators, and a pastoral officer is there to assist residents.

Family-type resources (FTR)

Intermediate resources (IR) and family-type resources (FTR) enable client groups with a loss of autonomy or with particular needs to inhabit a living environment that closely resembles a home environment.

They are alternatives to residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs).

Shared Services

Bound by contract, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and various resources share the responsibilities and the delivery of services to provide a living environment that is adapted as well as possible to client needs.

Professional services (nursing, social work, occupation therapy, etc.) are provided by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS whereas other services (beneficiary attendants, maintenance, food, etc.) are ensured by resource staff in accordance with the intervention plans established with the team at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS.

Family-Type Resources (RTF)

Family-type resources comprise foster families (for children) and foster home (for adults and seniors). These offer living environments that meet the specific needs of their residents.

Services provided include aid, physical and psychosocial assistance, emotional support, and intervention plans adapted to the needs of individuals.

Intermediate Resources (IR)

Intermediate resources provide persons with age-related loss of autonomy, persons with significant cognitive impairment, and persons with a physical disability aged 65 years or less, with a living environment adapted to their condition and to benefit from support or assistance services.

For example, intermediate resources may be group homes, rooming homes, supervised apartments, foster homes, or other types of residential organizations.

Places are also available for temporary lodging to provide some respite to family caregivers.

Private seniors' residences

A private seniors' residence is all or part of a congregate residential facility (rooms or apartments) belonging to an independent owner and administered privately.

The rent is determined by the owner of the building.

They provide a more-or-less broad range of services, for example:

  • meal services
  • personal assistance services
  • domestic help services
  • security services
  • nursing care services
  • etc.

By virtue of the Act respecting health services and social services, all private seniors' residences must obtain a certificate of compliance attesting that they meet certain safety and service quality requirements.

Finding a residence

To obtain information or to find a seniors' residence, please consult the registry of seniors' residences (French)