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. 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. Please call Home Care Administration at 204-268-6746 to connect you with a Case Coordinator in your area.