The Capability Support Services Difference

Capability Support Services Inc. (Capability) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide attendant services to seniors and individuals with a physical disability in Supportive Housing, Assisted Living and Attendant Outreach services.

Capability was formerly known as Cheshire Independent Living Services, which was the result of an amalgamation of Halton Cheshire Homes and Helen Zurbrigg Non-Profit Homes in 2006. Halton Cheshire Homes had been providing attendant services in supportive housing and outreach environments since 1976. Helen Zurbrigg Non-Profit Homes began providing attendant services in supportive housing in 1997. Through a variety of in-home and communal living options, clients can access a range of services that enables them to remain in their homes and live as independently as possible. Our services are delivered in: Dunnville, Hamilton and Burlington.

Supportive Housing

Attendant services are provided for activities of daily living, such as bathing and toileting, range of motion exercises, as well as the instrumental activities of daily living, such as life skills and light housekeeping support.

  • Aldershot Village

    An assisted living program affiliated with [email protected] Burlington provides personal support services to 10 seniors in accessible units in a 65 unit rent geared to income building.

Shared Living

Shared Living is similar to Supportive Housing, where individuals live in a shared setting such as a group home or congregate living setting and receive Attendant services.

These services are delivered at the following locations:

  • Carey House

    Carey House is located in Burlington and offers 24-hour attendant care to 10 individuals with physical disabilities in a congregate residential setting.

  • Maple Grove Place

    An assisted living program located in Dunnville provides 24-hour assisted living services to 21 seniors. The goal of this program is to provide a place to live for individuals whose personal and health care needs exceed those that can be provided in their own home, but are not significant enough to be admitted to a long term care home.

  • Helen Homes

    Helen Homes is located in Hamilton and offers 24-hour attendant care to 9 individuals with physical disabilities in a congregate residential setting.

Programs & Outreach

Community Programs are based at the following locations:

  • Burlington/Hamilton/Dunnville Relay

    Personal support services are provided for activities of daily living such as bathing and toileting, range of motion exercises as well as the instrumental activities of daily living such as life-skills and light housekeeping support within a client’s personal home.

  • Burlington Outreach

    Personal support services are provided in a client’s home, school or place of work.

  • Vis-Able

    Vis-Able is an alliance between Capability Support Services and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario. It is a goal-based program that fosters and promotes independence for adults experiencing difficulties with daily living as a result of vision loss and a permanent physical condition.

Fee for Service

Servicing our communities for over thirty-five years, Capability Support Services Inc. provides opportunities for some services at an hourly fee. These are negotiated individually with an agency representative. We specialize in:

  • Quality client experience
  • Individual customized care
  • Peace of mind for loved ones

You can find more information by speaking with your supervisor.