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Home Care


Home care is a community based service that provides essential in-home support to individuals, regardless of age, who require health services or assistance with activities of daily living.
 
Home care augments the resources of family and community, using a model that emphasizes promotion of care in the home, facilitation of hospital discharges and provision of alternatives to entry to the long term care system. Manitoba residents registered with Manitoba Health who require services or assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation or medication administration are eligible for home care service to allow them to remain safely in their home.

Self referrals are accepted as well as referrals from physicians, hospitals, family/friends or other programs/agencies.

Referrals are taken by the area home care case coordinator who does a complete assessment that includes talking to the client, family members or any individual involved in the client's care. Part of the assessment involves determining family involvement so that a personalized care plan can be developed that provides sufficient support without interfering with family relationships.
 
In preparing the assessment, the case coordinator communicates with the client's doctor and may also choose to make a referral to mental health or therapy services. The client's home is assessed to determine if alterations or specialized equipment is needed. A recommendation may be made to other community programs, such as services to seniors, if resources not provided through the home care service are needed.
 
Services you may receive:
  • direct service workers to assist with personal care, meals, and family relief
  • nurses may provide nursing care, teaching and counseling
  • therapy services will teach special exercises or assist with planning your activities of daily living
  • supplies and equipment required for your care may be available
  • adult day programs assist in meeting nutritional and socialization/recreational needs

The home care service supports and coordinates other program areas:

  • personal care at home
  • respite care
  • palliative care
  • home oxygen
  • self managed/family managed care
  • services to seniors
  • supportive housing
  • meal programs
  • adult day programs

For more information contact your Home Care Offices.

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