Residential resources


Most seniors in Laval enjoy growing older in their own homes. However, some may have to consider moving into a residential resource.

Several types of resources are available for seniors or people with losses of independence. Laval has five residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) that are part of the CISSS de Laval and six private CHSLDs under agreement.

Admissions to long-term care facilities are the responsibility of the CISSS de Laval’s residential resource access point (Mécanisme d’accès à l’hébergement, or MAH), which assesses each person’s need for services.

You have other options for residential resources in the private network, which include private CHSLDs not under agreement, private seniors’ residences, and intermediate resources.

To learn more about life at a residential and long-term care centre and what to do before moving into one, you can attend one of our monthly pre-admission meetings for more information about residential resources.

Consult this Démarre le chargement du fichier pamphlet for meeting dates and times (in French only)

Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD)

Laval has 17 CHSLDs, including 5 public institutions managed by the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval (CISSS de Laval):

  • Centre d’hébergement Fernand-Larocque
  • Centre d’hébergement Idola-Saint-Jean
  • Centre d’hébergement de la Pinière
  • Centre d’hébergement Rose-de-Lima
  • Centre d’hébergement Sainte-Dorothée

Watch a video about our public CHSLDs (in French only) 

People are admitted to a CHSLD after getting a health network recommendation based on an assessment of their physical and social needs. The residential resource access point (Mécanisme d’accès à l’hébergement, or MAH) is managed by the CISSS de Laval, which is responsible for admissions. This means that the public can't make direct requests for spots with a public or private residential resource with agreement, a private residential resource with agreement, or a non-institutional resource (NIR) affiliated with the CISSS de Laval.

Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs)

Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) must provide the following temporary or permanent services:

  • Residential, assistance, support and supervision services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Psychosocial (psychologist) services
  • Nursing, pharmaceutical and medical services

A staff member from your CLSC will recommend placement at a CHSLD.

Admission and rent

The Laval territory has public CHSLDs, private CHSLDs under agreement (funded by the MSSS), private CHSLDs not under agreement (not funded by the MSSS), and a CHSLD run under a public-private partnership (PPP).

Private CHSLDs under agreement

For private CHSLDs under agreement, the person may be admitted after getting a health network referral based on a needs assessment. Admissions are coordinated through the MAH, which is managed by the CISSS de Laval.

This means that you can't make a direct request for admission with a private CHSLD under agreement.

Below is the list of private CHSLDs under agreement in the territory:

In terms of cost, the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) sets the required financial contribution for every resident at a private CHSLD under agreement. Residents’ incomes are assessed based on their assets, investments, pensions and other resources to determine their financial contribution. For more information about the financial contribution, please consult the website of the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). 

CHSLDs under a public-private partnership (PPP)

For CHSLDs under a public-private partnership (PPP), a senior may be admitted after getting a referral from the health network based on a needs assessment. Admission to these resources can only be accessed through the MAH managed by the CISSS de Laval.

For private CHSLDs not under agreement, which do not receive any subsidies but which have a permit from the MSSS, you must contact the centre manager directly to get a spot.

The owners of these CHSLDs are free to set their own rent prices.

Below is a list of private CHSLDs not under agreement in the territory:

Intermediate resources

An intermediate resource is affiliated with a public institution in the health and social services network. These resources provide support and assistance services to allow people to live in an environment adapted to their needs.

Source: /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText “Cadre de référence sur les ressources intermédiaires,” MSSS

Admission and rent

Seniors are admitted to intermediate resources after being evaluated by the health network based on an assessment of their needs and degree of independence.

Rents are set by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) based on the person's income.

For more information (depending on the person’s specific needs), contact:

  • The front-line intake for seniors with losses of independence and for people with a mental illness.
    450 627-2530, extension 64922

  • The CRDITED de Laval for people with intellectual disabilities or pervasive developmental disorders.
    450 662-8788, extension 269

  • The Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital for people with a physical disability.
    450 668-9550, ext. 4713 

Source: /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Ressources intermédiaires 

Private seniors’ residences

Private seniors’ residences charge rent (with a lease) for rooms or apartment units for seniors.

Seniors’ residences also provide services mainly related to safety, household help, and social life.

Source: “Ouvrir une résidence privée pour personnes âgées avec services.”

Since 2002, private seniors’ residences have been required by law to enroll in the Registre des résidences pour personnes âgées (registry of private seniors’ residences). Each owner must also register with the CISSS de Laval, which will issue a certificate of compliance that must be renewed every two years. 

To find a private residence in Laval, consult the directory on the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText MSSS website