Programs and Services

Living Independently for Equality

  • Caregivers and Families
  • Health and Wellness

Living Independently for Equality offers a number of programs and services, including:

Personal Care

  • Provides a residence for three individuals to share (usually twenty-four hour support.)
  • Includes bathing assistance, toileting, transfer and positioning assistance, hair and mouth care, skin care (i.e. application of non-prescription products) bed making, dressing, assistance with light meals (i.e. setup, swallowing supervision, cleanup).
  • Provides/encourages individuals to participate in personal care routines.
  • Areas of support are assessed according to individual needs.


  • Related directly to nutrition (kitchen), hygiene (bathroom) and safety (tidying clutter in traffic areas).
  • Where meal services are not available, services may include food preparation, cooking/batch freezing, reheating and serving.

Respite Care

  • Provides supervision to an individual who is at risk when alone (when the formal caregiver is required to be away from the home).
  • Respite care may be provided in the individual's residence or outside of the individual's residence.

Companion Sitting

  • Provides supervision to an individual and does not include hands-on personal care.

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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