Videos 11-20
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Video 11: Four levels of care to determine hours

3min 52sec

  • Level 1 – up to 4hrs/day.
  • Level 2 – up to 6 -8hrs/day.
  • Level 3 – up to 10hrs/day.
  • Level 4 – up to 14hrs/day.
  • Discussion of Health Authority guidelines to negotiate your hours. There is an appeal process if required down the road.

Video 12: The 6 basic steps of the application process

1min 48sec

  1. Prepare your Supportive Lifestyle Plan – the key focus.
  2. Meet with your Case Manager to discuss your eligibility [discuss which Phase/why].
  3. Choose which CSIL Phase fits you.
  4. Set-up a staff Back-up Plan.
  5. Write your application letter to ‘officially’ apply to CSIL, forms & processes.
  6. Wait for the decision.

Video 13: Phases of CSIL

3min 42sec

  1. Phase I - Be the direct employer of your own care, you run the show.
  2. Phase II – A Client Support Group is formed. This is for those of us who are not always able to run things on our own; you’re forming a non-profit society under the client support group.
  3. Representation Agreement – this is an agreement whereby 1 person is designated to run the CSIL program on behalf of a particular consumer.

Video 14: The Supported Lifestyle Plan (SLP)

50min 58sec

  • The key to it all; your plan helps determine your hours; and your hours determine your funding from the Health Authority.
  • This is a comprehensive and detailed plan which covers 1 24 hour period broken down into 6 hours in the morning, 6 hours in the afternoon, 6 hours in the evening, and 6 hours overnight.
  • Tasks and Sub-tasks are to be recorded and described in-depth.
  • Break it down to the smallest component … use the worst case scenario day.
  • The Health Authority has their own time task analysis which they use as a guideline so you will need to explain why it takes the amount of time to do each task [justify it].
  • Family members who are living with you and can no longer do work for you must be explained…always explain why, be prepared to give reasons for every task and time they take.
  • Case Manager will ask who does the tasks you need done.
  • Allowable Expense ‘grocery shopping’ not allowed.
  • At first draft try to get your tasks written down within 24hr period; do not worry about times; then go over it again and break it down further; be very specific with detailed step by step instruction of tasks; then again to add in times.
  • Discussion of specific task description; what’s important what’s not.
  • Documentation provided if needed [medical and personal care needs].
  • Non-daily tasks; laundry, wheelchair maintenance, etc..
  • Medical issues within your supported lifestyle plan will need to be listed and explained to Case Manager.
  • When complete add up the total times.
  • Critical document in order to discuss your needs/hrs with your case manager.


PDF Document: Supported Lifestyle Plan (Sample)Supported Lifestyle Plan (Sample)


URL Link: CSIL Categories of Need GuidelinesCSIL Categories of Need Guidelines

Video 15: Meeting your Case Manager

23min 26sec

  • Intake process.
  • Be very clear on the phone that you want to speak with a Case Manager.
  • Questions asked over the phone to see if you are eligible for home support or not.
    • Are you living with your family? Is your family doing your care for you now?
  • Best time to start the process is when you’re 18.
  • Hours come into play probably by the time you’re 19.
  • Assessment Tool: Time Task Analysis – breaks down your Supported Lifestyle Plan.
    • part of your Employer Package.
  • For 24hr supports, you need a minimum of 8hrs/day.
  • Questions come out of the Modules.
  • Case Manager to approve hours.
  • Options.
  • Health Authority Team may come to your home to see your routine (Stop Watch Assessment).

Video 16: Setting your Budget

4min 11sec

  • Do assessed hours meet your needs?
  • Example using Provincial average of 6hrs/day to demonstrate budgeting.
  • $29.50 per every hour authorized by the Health Authority.
  • $177.00 per day [$29.50 x 6hrs/day = $177.00].
  • 23% of $177 will go toward Employer Costs.
  • Amount left for wages is total of $22.75.


Word Document: CSIL Monthly BudgetCSIL Monthly Budget

Video 17: A Budget Example

12min 10sec

  • Example using 6hrs/day to demonstrate budgeting.
  • Discussing Schedules, Staff Hours, and Expenses on a Budget Plan.
  • What items CSIL Funds can cover.
  • Surplus is better to have in your account for emergencies.
  • Surplus amounts vary depending on assessed dollars you receive.
  • Average hourly wage is $15.

Video 18

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Video 19: The Back-up Plan

9min 55sec

  • Identity your options when regular staff are not available.
  • Required by Health Authority to have a Back-up Plan.
  • Discussion about how back-up staff works.
  • Recommended back-up procedures.

Video 20: The Application Letter

5min 34sec

  • Questions to answer in your letter.
  • Use CSIL Modules to help guide you.
  • Drawing from experiences you have.
  • A sample application letter.