Home Support Program
The Home Support Program provides services to eligible individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living in order to remain in their home. The aim of this program is to prevent, delay or substitute for placement in a long term care facility. Home support services are intended to supplement, not replace, services provided by the individual’s family or support network.
The Home Support Program provides non-professional assistance to help the individual and their family with:
- Personal care
- personal hygiene (bathing, dressing and/or toileting)
- transferring in and out of bed/chair
- assistance with ambulation
- assistance with feeding
- Household management:
- light housekeeping
- meal preparation and planning
- shopping and assistance with banking
- Respite care
- caregiver relief and respite
- Accompaniment to recreational activities, appointments, etc.
- Behavioural support
- a behavioural support plan, as approved by Intervention Services Program
Individuals and families seeking financial assistance with the cost of home support services must undergo a financial assessment and clinical assessment by a nurse or social worker. The individual/family has the option of self-managed care, meaning they hire own home support worker(s) or agency managed through an approved home support agency. The individual/family is responsible for the selection of an agency.
- Please contact us if you have questions or inquires about the Home Support Program.