Home Care Nursing

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Home Care Nursing is for people who need care at home, temporarily or indefinitely, for a variety of health reasons including:

  • Being released from the hospital after surgery or a sudden event such as a stroke or serious injury
  • Worsening of a chronic condition that requires a higher level of care than is available at home
  • Living with ongoing health issues that are making it difficult to be at home

What services are provided?

Our professionally trained and licensed home care nurses also provide:

  • Wound care, intravenous therapy or palliative care
  • Health education about chronic diseases and healthy living
  • Referrals to other community services such a community rehabilitation or social work services
  • Self-care information so that you can live as independently as possible
  • Education to enhance your friends’ and family's abilities to provide care
  • Home support services to enable you to care for yourself as much as possible

Home visits for nursing care occur seven days a week. Visits are scheduled in advance according to medical priority and where you live.

What services are not provided?

There are a number of services that Home Care Nursing does not provide but can help you access including:

  • House cleaning or laundry
  • Grocery shopping
  • Rehabilitation equipment/aids
  • Driving to appointments
  • Companions
  • Foot care

Am I eligible?

You must meet eligibility requirements for Home Health services prior to accessing services.

Is there a cost?

Some Home Health services are provided free of charge while others include a cost based on your after tax income. Learn more about costs of our Home Health services.

How can I access these services?

Your Home Health care provider may recommend programs to you or you can apply directly for this service. Learn more about accessing Home Health services.

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