Independent Living Services Simcoe County

Site: Barrie

Service: Personal Support Services

Record #: BAR1654
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 28 Aug 2023


Description (Service) ILS assists adults with permanent physical disabilities and seniors with activities of daily living such as bathing, transferring, meal preparation, and household routines in two ways:

This service is prescheduled and available from 6 am to 12 am, 7 days a week as determined by the client's assessed needs.
The level of service for this program is determined by an assessment.
The service plan is developed with consideration of the client's preferences and available resources.
Services are available at home, place of employment, or school.

Services are designed for clients who may require more frequent access to service on a 24-hour basis that cannot be met solely on a scheduled visitation model.
Clients must live within a designated geographic service area.
Both programs require:
An annual service plan agreement which is developed with consideration of the client's preferences and available resources. In some cases, service levels will be assessed and reviewed as needed.
Clients must be able to direct their care and have a backup plan in place.

Our Homemaking Program assists adults with physical disabilities and seniors with routine household activities such as light housekeeping (personal living space), household tasks, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping.
Community referrals and care coordination is available.
Service is available Monday to Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm for a minimum of 1 hour visit, with a maximum of 4 hours per month.
This is a fee-for-service program that is funded by Ontario Health with a subsidized rate based on the client's income.

Service Details

Hours Program Hours vary
Areas Served Simcoe County
  • 16 years of age or older
  • permanent residents of Ontario
  • are insured under the Health Insurance Act of Ontario
  • are able to direct own care
  • permanent disability requiring physical assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transferring and toileting (disability must impair the use of limbs/muscles)
  • medical and professional needs must be able to be met by existing community health network on a visitation basis
  • medical conditions and mobility issues due to aging process are not considered to be a permanent physical disability
Application Self Referrals are encouraged
  • for questions regarding the application process call the Service Coordinator at 705-817-8300, or our main office at 705-737-3263, email
  • prior to receiving services, the individual must sign a Service Agreement which outlines the services that will be offered and the conditions in which they will be offered
Languages English
Fees None - No fee for Personal Support or Assisted Living Services to eligible applicants

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
15 Cedar Pointe Dr
Unit 10
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5R7
Intersection Hwy 400 and Dunlop St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-737-3263
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-1133
TTY Phone 705-737-3242
Fax 705-737-1874
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Primary Contact Sheila Tryon, Service Coordinator; Phone: 705-817-8300; Email:
Alternate Contact Holly Hartshorne, Coordinator, Assistive Technology and Aging at Home; Phone: 705-715-8577; Email:

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