Blind and visually impaired seniors (65 years of age and over)
living in the community and on the Island of Montreal, who
experience a loss of autonomy.
- Nursing care
- Occupational Therapy
- Psychosocial support for coping with vision loss or both
hearing and vision loss
- Assessment and training in activities of daily living
- Assessment and training in communication skills and use of
technical aids or devices
- Assessment and training in orientation and mobility
- Group activities related to health, safety in the home,
rehabilitation follow-up, activities of daily living (e.g. eating
skills, organization of clothes, organization of medication),
digital reader training, psychosocial groups (Ex: coping with
blindness, caregiver support…)
- When indicated, referral to rehabilitation services to the
Vision Impairment Program – Seniors and the Dual Sensorial
Impairment Program – Adults and Seniors
Services are offered:
Other Services and key partnerships:
- Braille lending library
- Services for Assistive Technology – Visual Impairment and
- Technical Aids Boutique
- Cheerio Club, a weekly recreational activity
- Community resources
To access services:
- Persons attending the Day Centre must be registered with the
MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.
- Eligibility for the RAMQ funding program for aids and devices
requires that a client have a visual acuity in the better eye after
correction of <20/70 or <6/21, or whose visual field in each
eye is less than 600 in the 1800 and 900 meridians after correction
with the appropriate ophthalmic lenses.
- For those who have both a vision and hearing loss, there must
also be a diagnosed sensorineural or permanent conductive hearing
loss with at least 25 decibels of loss in the better ear.
- For those who have both a vision and hearing loss, an audiogram
is also required.
- Both the eye report and the audiogram accompany The Request for
Services form (DSIE) for professionals working within the Ministry
of Health and Social Services or the referring establishment’s
request for services form.
- All documents must be sent to Admissions to determine the
admissibility for services.
- Once the person is registered with MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation
Centre, a referral will be forwarded to the Day Centre.
For more information:
Paulette Arsenault, Program Manager
Telephone: 514-488-5552, ext. 2800