The Home Care program was established in 1974 to help people live at home, remaining independent for as long as possible, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for individuals to go into long term care facilities.
The mandate of the program is to provide effective, reliable and responsive community health care services to support independent living, develop appropriate care options with clients and/or family and facilitate admission into long term care facilities when living in the community is no longer possible.
What Home Care programs and services are offered in Winnipeg?
Home Care programs include:
- Long Term Programs (more than 60 days)
- Short Term programs (less than 60 days)
- Dialysis and Ostomy (provincial-basis handled by Winnipeg)
- Community Intravenous Therapy
- Self and Family Managed Care
- Specialty services such as Community Stroke Care Service, respiratory, children’s and palliative care programs
Home Care services include:
- Personal care
- Counseling/Problem Solving
- Household assistance
- Respite/Family Relief
- Occupational Therapy Assessment
- Physiotherapy Assessment
- Referral to other agencies
- Coordination of internal and external services in the community
- Assessment for long term care and specialty services such as the Adult Day program, Companion Care program and Supportive Housing program
Key activities of the Program are:
- Intake, assessment, care planning, service coordination and delivery
- After-hours response, case management, referral, health information, education and community development
Who is eligible for Home Care?
Individuals must be a Manitoba resident, registered with Manitoba Health, require health services or assistance with activities of daily living, require service to remain safely in their homes and require more assistance than available from existing supports and community resources.
For more information
Call the Home Care Intake Line at 204-788-8330, or fax your request for information to 204-940-2227.