“I appreciate the support the ILC has offered over the years. It has allowed me to pursue a very rewarding career and comfortable home life.”
-Consumer of Outreach Services
The Outreach program enables people with physical disabilities to lead full, active and independent lives in Waterloo Region.
Our versatile Outreach attendants can provide service at home, at work, at school, or out in the community, and consumers of attendant services can set their own schedules and decide how they want to receive services.
Outreach services are pre-scheduled for each consumer, up to a maximum of 21 hours per week.
Our attendants can provide assistance with a wide range of activities of daily living, all of which are directed by the consumer. These services can include:
- morning and bedtime routines
- washroom assistance
- range of motion exercises
- meal preparation including bulk meal preparation
- light housekeeping
- grocery shopping
The Outreach program is fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, and there is no cost to the recipient.
To be eligible for attendant services through the Outreach program, the prospective consumer must meet certain requirements. Anyone is eligible to apply for the program, as long as they answer “yes” to all of the following questions:
- Are you a person with a permanent physical disability?
- Do you require personal care?
- Are you 16 years of age or older?
- Do you have a valid Ontario Health Card?
- Are you able to direct your own attendant services?
To apply for Outreach services, contact our office at 519-571-6788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be assessed for our Outreach program. Information and Referral will complete an Intake Phone Assessment if basic criteria is met it will be forward to an Outreach Supervisor for an In Home Assessment
There is a waitlist for service. Prospective consumers are ranked in priority order according to their needs.