Criteria for Occupancy

In general, a prospective tenant must be in a condition which allows them to safely live at the Heritage Centre on a day-to-day basis, considering the level of staffing and the types and quantities of services available. Specifically, tenants at the Heritage Centre must be able to perform the following activities of daily living:

  • Dressing and grooming
  • Maintenance of personal hygiene and cleanliness
  • Preparing food safely
  • Taking medications safely
  • Walking safely, or using support equipment independently, so that they can get to the dining room for meals and to emergency exits on their own power.

If the tenant is unable to consistently perform their normal activities of daily living, they may obtain assistance from the Heritage Centre staff with services, including:

  • Nursing services and medication management
  • Personal care, including dressing and bathing (up to three times a week)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Laundry Services

NOTE: These services may also be purchased from an outside provider if desired.

Our staff will conduct an assessment of each prospective tenant, to determine whether they meet the criteria for occupancy, if their needs can be met at the Heritage Centre, and that our environment would be an appropriate fit for them.

Our Limitations

The Heritage Centre shall not knowingly admit or retain a tenant who:

  • Is bed-bound due to a debilitating or chronic condition.
  • Requires more than one person to physically assist the resident with any activity of daily living on a continual basis.
  • Is dangerous to themselves, other tenants, or staff.
  • Chronically wanders or has moderate-to-severe dementia-related behaviors.
  • Is sexually or physically aggressive, or has been convicted as a sex offender.
  • Is in an acute stage of alcoholism, drug addiction, or uncontrolled mental illness.
  • Requires 24-hour supervision or services such as cannot be provided by Heritage Centre staff.