Home care includes a range of services, such as home support, that help clients remain independent and in their own home as long as possible.
Home support services are provided by community health workers to clients who require personal assistance with activities of daily living, such as:
• lifts and transfers,
• cueing, and
• grooming and toileting.
Home support services may also include safety maintenance activities as a supplement to personal assistance when appropriate. These activities may include clean-up, laundry of soiled bedding or clothing, and meal preparation.
In addition, community health workers may perform some specific nursing and rehabilitation tasks that have been delegated by health care professionals.
To learn more about home support services, see:
- Home Support from Home and Community Care
To learn more about other home and community care services that can help you to remain at home, see:
- Care Options and Costs from Home and Community Care