The ActiViva Advantage


Better support:
When loved ones have difficulty accepting the
need to change homes,
we can help be the 'objective' viewpoint that help ease
their minds and warm
their hearts to readiness.


Better decisions:
Even if you've done your research or a specific residence was recommended, ActiViva helps ensure,
you have indeed,
selected the best available
senior living option.




Definition of Terms

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Gain knowledge from ActiViva's good understanding of the private senior housing market to compare options and help you decide what is the best for you.

Autonomous senior: Individual is fully independent, able to make decisions and act (be mobile) freely (without assistance).

Semi-autonomous senior: Individual requires light to medium help performing daily living activities. Individual may suffer from emotional, physical and/or cognitive loss generally requiring ½ hr to 2hrs personal care assistance.

Loss of Autonomy: Loss of physical and/or cognitive functions for daily living. Generally requires more than 3 hours of personal care assistance to 24/7 medical supervision.

Respite Care:
Short-term or temporary care of a few hours or weeks of the sick or disabled to provide relief, or respite, to the regular caregiver, usually a family member.

CHSLD: (Centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (Canada)) Nursing home ( go to Types of residences page-(nursing homes)

Certificate of compliance: Under the Act respecting health services and social services (R.S.Q., c. S-4.2), the government adopted the Regulation respecting the conditions for obtaining a certificate of compliance for residences for the elderly, which came into force on February 1, 2007.

The Conseil québécois d’agrément was designated by the Minister of Health and Social Services to inspect these residences to determine their compliance with the regulation.

Certification of residences for the elderly is a concrete means of ensuring that these residents throughout Québec receive safe and high-quality services in a living environment integrated into the community.

Excerpt from: Application Manual– May 2007 for the regulation respecting the conditions for obtaining a certificate of compliance for a residence for the elderly