Homecare is a service that allows patients to manage their care at home with the assistance of health care workers (such as nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, personal support workers etc). It may be appropriate for you and your team to discuss whether you are eligible for homecare when planning for your discharge from hospital.
Homecare can provide a variety of services where appropriate, including: assistance with G-tubes, helping with insulin injections, helping with IV injections such as home IV antibiotics, wound care, and flushing/caring for central lines. They also provide home personal support for chores in some areas, home physiotherapy, occupational therapy including home safety assessments, dietitian consultations, social work services, and speech language therapy services. They will deliver equipment to your home if needed and they can draw bloodwork if this is required. Homecare is also used for home palliation. Other services can also be arranged.
For more information, call the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care at:
Telephone: (416) 314-5518
Toll-free: (800) 387-5559