Home Support Services

Home_Support_Services_FB.png

We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to continue your recovery from illness and injury following a hospitalization, manage chronic conditions and live out final days.

Getting discharged from hospital

Home support services are often provided to people after they have been discharged from hospital. Learn how you and your family can participate in planning your return home as soon as possible after a hospital stay. Visit the Hospital section for more information.

Who provides home support services?

Home Health community health workers provide home support services. They are trained, screened and insured and their services meet established standards.

Policies are in place that govern health care and support services provided to people in their homes to protect both clients and care providers.

Some clients have unique care needs for which a worker’s gender, language or cultural awareness could make a significant difference. In such situations, efforts are made to consider those needs when scheduling a worker.

Help with daily living

For people with certain health issues, age-related limitations or other disabilities, managing everyday tasks can be challenging. Home Health can arrange for home support services to be provided by trained community health workers so you can continue to live at home safely and independently.

Individuals who may require assistance:

  • A physically or mentally disabled person may need help with daily living activities such as bathing and washing, dressing, grooming, taking medications and other personal care needs
  • Someone recovering from illness or injury may find it difficult to manage daily living without assistance

Home support services are provided based on eligibility and require an assessment and referral from a Home Health professional. There may be a daily charge depending on the client’s after tax income.

What types of programs and services are offered?

Home Support Services provide assistance with:

  • Daily living activities at home such as bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Special exercises, medication administration and other care needs
  • Support and relief for your primary caregiver

What services are not provided?

There are services that Home Support Services does not provide, however, we would be pleased to connect you to the following services:

  • 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. Learn more about who is eligible.

Is there a cost?

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

How can I access these services?

Your Home Health care provider may recommend programs to you or you may be able to apply directly for access. Learn more about accessing Home Health services.

I Need To...