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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 to the environment are required for safe care provision and what equipment may be needed to provide care. 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 provided are determined by a comprehensive assessment by the Home Care Case Coordinator and an individual care plan is then developed with input from the client.  Examples of service you may be eligible for are:
  • 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

Home Care Services 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 local Home Care Office. Click here for the Home Care Offices Listing.


Regional Home Care Newsletters:


ISSUE

WEST/CENTRAL AREA

EAST AREA

Issue 11 – Fall 2017

       English           French

       English           French

Issue 12 – Spring 2018

       English           French

       English           French



Partners of Home Care (click to redirect to pages):

     Services to Seniors

     Palliative Care Program

     Mental Health Program

     Community Wellness

     Spiritual Health

 
Helpful Home Care Information (click links below):

Home Care Services

Safety & Security for Clients

Information Booklet

Home Care Client

Bill of Rights

Workplace Health & Safety

Responsibility of Clients

and Families

Advance Care

Planning Booklet

Manitoba Health

Care Directive

Your Home Safety 
Checklist

You Can Prevent

Falls Booklet

Vision Care

Information Sheet

These Shoes are made

For Walking

 

Housing & Personal Care Home Information

 




Other Helpful Links:
 

     Manitoba Health Home Care - Provincial Website
     Manitoba Primary Caregiver Tax Credit  
      Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
 
      Seniors and Healthy Aging in Manitoba


We'd like to hear from you!  Please share your experience with us by telling us on our Tell Us page! 







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