Residential Care Licensing

Types of residential care

The different types of residential care include:

  • Hospice, being residential care and short-term palliative services for persons in care at the end of their lives.
  • Mental Health and Substance Use, being residential care for persons who are in care primarily due to a mental disorder, substance dependence or both.
  • Long Term Care, being residential care for persons with chronic or progressive conditions, primarily due to the aging process.
  • Community Living, being residential care for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Acquired Injury, being residential care for persons whose physical, intellectual and cognitive abilities are limited primarily due to an injury, including persons suffering from brain injuries or injuries sustained in accidents.
  • Child and youth residential, being a residential care program for birth to 18 years of age and may include any of the above listed types of care. 

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