Community Based Options (CBO's) play an important role in the Long Term Care sector to those individuals
needing a supportive, supervised home environment where they work to achieve their goals of independence and personal growth.
Since our capacity is only up to three individuals these homes can be found in any neighbourhood.
Due to their small size, they are not required to be licensed and in turn do not infringe on any municipal
by-laws or zoning. Even though they are not licensed, the government must approve every home,
adhere to the Interim Standards for Community Based Options and be inspected.
Our Homes in Halifax
Sunshine has four CBO's under the jurisdiction of Department of
Health and Department of Community Services and we work to address
the needs of those in our society who need help and support with
the tasks of daily living. Our clientele can be persons with physical
or intellectual disabilities, the elderly, and those with mental
health difficulties. We are pleased to provide this housing option
for supported community living in a small home-like setting, versus
a larger nursing home atmosphere. Our mission statement is to "ensure
quality of life through service excellence" and this is achieved
by applying our Quality of Life Philosophy to all we do. The homes
are regulated and inspected by both Departments to ensure compliance
with the requirements of the Interim Standards for Community Based
Options. All client information is kept in strict confidence and
bounded by a confidentiality agreement signed by all who work for
Sunshine Personal Home Care.
Our homes provide care for up to 3 clients and each person has their own private bedroom.
Everyone is encouraged and supported in decorating it to their taste and they may use their own
furnishings if it fits in the space provided. Common areas include dining and living areas,
bathrooms and an outdoor space.
Trained staff are provided on a full-time basis through a combination of live-in and shift
models and our services include supervision and or assistance with activities of daily living.
Included but not limited to, is assistance with personal care, meals, medication administration,
doctor's appointments, recreational outings, tutoring and any other activity that clients may want to be involved in.
Clients participate in the planning of a 5-week rotating menu in order to satisfy everyone's likes and dislikes.
Staff attends to all meal preparation and house chores, but we encourage any clients who wish to participate
in maintaining a clean and safe environment to do so.
Everyone is encouraged to become active in the community whether it be vocational,
recreational, educational or just to socialize in the clubs available.
In-house recreational activities are provided for those who chose not to go out in the community.
Our Home in Dartmouth
Our aim is to provide the ultimate choice
in living arrangements for those who need structure and supervision
in their lives and truly be in a place they can call home. Our approach
to care ensures that the physical, mental and spiritual well being
of each individual is nurtured and enhanced while always respecting
the right to individuality and dignity.