Long Term Care
There are a variety of long term care services in Winnipeg for people who can no longer manage on their own without some form of support and assistance. All have the same goal: to provide the most appropriate support and/or care to the right person at the right place at the right time.
How do I access Long Term Care?
People living in the community – If you are living in the community, the Home Care program provides home health care services. Services can be requested by you (as an individual), your family, or by your doctor by calling the WRHA Home Care Intake Line at 204-788-8330. After Home Care receives a request for service, a Home Care Coordinator will meet you at home to discuss your care needs. Based on the information gathered, the coordinator develops a care plan. The goal is to help you manage at home for as long as is practical. If other services are needed, you can access long term care options through the Home Care Program. You or your family member can request information from your Home Care Case Coordinator at any time.
People in hospital – If you become ill and are admitted to hospital, the hospital will inform the Home Care Program, and a plan is made for when you are discharged from the hospital. The goal is to help you return home with the support of Home Care. If you cannot return home, the Care Coordinator can help you access appropriate housing and care options such as Supportive Housing, Companion Care, Personal Care Home or Chronic Care Hospital placement. You will be assessed individually to find the best fit for you and the available care options.
What is the Long Term Care Access Centre?
The Long Term Care Access Centre is responsible for scheduling panel dates, ensuring clients have access to long term care services that are most appropriate to their needs and maintaining waiting lists for personal care homes/long term care programs.
For more information, contact the Long Term Care Access Centre at 204-940-8670.
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