Home Support Services are provided to foster a healthy home environment and facilitate independent living for clients by helping to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals and their families in their own homes. The intent of the service is to enable adults with chronic or long-term disabilities to remain as independent as possible by assisting with activities of daily living and personal care. Support is also available to clients requiring short term assistance, for a period of up to 2 weeks, after an acute illness or an exacerbation of a chronic illness. The service is not intended to take over the functions of family and friends. Support Services works in cooperation with all concerned to create a care plan to meet the needs of the client.
Short Term Hours
Short Term Hours (total of up to 2 weeks) can be put in place for clients requiring short term assistance. For example, help at home after being discharged from hospital. If the service is required to be longer than the 2 week term, then the client will be referred to a Long Term Care Case Manager.
Long Term Hours
A long term care case manager, who is also a Nurse, will come to your home to assess your abilities and needs. The Nurse will work with you and your support persons to develop a care plan.
Tasks done by a Community Health Worker to assist clients requiring personal assistance with activities of daily living may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Hair washing/shaving/routine nail care
- Oral hygiene/toileting
- Assistance with walking
How to Access the Service
Access the service by contacting your local public health unit as listed in the Emergency Numbers.