Supportive Housing

What is Supportive Housing?

Helping families delay or avoid personal care home placement until they are in need, supportive housing is best suited to seniors who find that that they can no longer manage independently in their own home. Designed specifically for those who are frail and elderly and/or for those that are mildly cognitively impaired, supportive housing meets the need for 24 hour, on-site support and supervision. Apartment living is combined with the provision of services that together work to support independence. These services include nutritious hot meals, light weekly housekeeping and regular laundry services. A common kitchen and lounge area create warm spaces for ongoing friendships and recreational activities to take place.

A knowledgeable, warm and friendly Health care aide provide 24 hour support and supervision for seniors to ensure ongoing safety. Promoting independence, a health care aide works with each senior to maximize their potential while providing a safe and supportive environment.

Clients of the supportive housing program pay rent for their apartment and a service package fee which pays for their personal meals, laundry and housekeeping services. Funding support from Manitoba Health and the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority ensures the provision of care from the health care aide and the recreational/activity program.

Springfield Place is home to 12 or more seniors who need supportive care. The new housing complex provides 12 suites dedicated to residents who can benefit from this kind of support. Suites for these residents are approximately 567 square feet. Each suite has a kitchen with a fridge and microwave oven, living room, bedroom, closets, spacious washroom and a design that facilitates easy access to adjacent space and activity in the apartment. Each suite has windows to access natural light, hook-ups for communication, TV viewing, individual thermostats, wheelchair accessibility and disability friendly washroom fixtures.

The Supportive wing of Springfield Place provides on-site support and supervision 24 hours per day. Nutritious meals and snacks are served 7 days per week in our warm, inviting dining and common room area. There is light housekeeping services and laundry services available. There is a sunroom that overlooks the Main Street where clients can enjoy fellowship and activity.


Contact Information

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority – 1-877-753-2012



Supportive Housing Plans


Springfield Place Suite Layout

Suite Layout - PDF - 479 KB
Springfield Place Supportive Housing Layout

Supportive Housing Layout - PDF - 2.5 MB