Intermediary resources (IR) and Family-type resources (FTR)

An intermediary resource provides alternative living arrangements for people experiencing a loss of independence who need help with their daily tasks. Intermediary resources include a number of residential organizations, such as group homes, rooming houses, seniors’ homes and supervised apartments. IRs are on contract with the CISSS Outaouais.

This program is for seniors who are experiencing a loss of functional or psychosocial independence and therefore can no longer remain in their current living environment despite the support of those around them and home support services.

IRs and FTRs offer a wide range of services, such as board and lodging, nursing care, assistance with daily activities, monitoring, medical and pharmaceutical services, social intervention and occupational therapy.

How do I access these services?

These services are available through the central access point for independence supports for seniors (Guichet d’accès centralisé du soutien à l’autonomie des personnes âgées).


A meeting with a social worker will allow the situation to be assessed and an environment to be proposed that meets the needs of the person experiencing a loss of independence. Eventually, a pre-admission process will be initiated to prepare for the person’s integration into the IR or the FTR.


  • Health and social services assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Nurse
  • Nursing assistant
  • Physiotherapist
  • Resource owner
  • Social worker

Where are services provided?

  • Home assessment
  • Residence in one of the IRs or FTRs in the Outaouais