In accordance with regulations, all requests for placement at Father Dowd Residential Centre are processed by the health and social services body for the geographic area (Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal) composed of healthcare professionals. Requests are reviewed by healthcare professionals and decisions are made according to the individual’s needs. Wherever possible, efforts are made to provide services to allow individuals to stay at home as long as possible. A social worker from the community – either at a CLSC or an acute care hospital – must make the official request to the Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS) who then prioritizes those on the waiting list according to the urgency of each case.


There is a room charge in long-term care public establishments. The charge is determined by the provincial government based on the type of accommodation and the income and/or assets of the resident and spouse, if any.

As of January 1, 2018, room rates are as follows:

private $1867.50 per month

semi-private $1560.00 per month

Rent is due on the first of each month and is payable to CSSS Cavendish. An automatic withdrawal service is available in order to facilitate the monthly paymentof your rent.

Upon your arrival, a trust is also opened in your name in order to facilitate purchasing of services (hairdresser, tuck shop, foot care, clothing labels, etc.) in the residence.

The residents' accounts department will contact you when you are admitted. The contact information for this department is included in this welcome kit.

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