Free Home Care in Ontario – Do you qualify for government subsidized care?
If you are at a point in your life, where you need to search for home care, whether for you or a loved one, one of your first questions will be “how much will this cost”?
The Ontario government pays for a wide range of home care services. The LHINs (Local Health Integration Networks) arrange all government-funded services for people living at home. LHINs are responsible for deciding who receives care, the level of care you need and for how long. These services used to be provided through Community Care Access Centres – or CCACs.
If you qualify for government subsidized care, there is normally no charge for any professional, personal support or homemaking service provided through a Local Health Integration Network.
Contact your local LHIN and they can help you:
- Determine your eligibility for government-funded services
- Determine the availability of financial subsidies for services
- Arrange for delivery of government-funded home and community support services
- Apply for admission to a day program, supportive housing or assisted living program, or certain chronic or rehabilitation beds
- Apply for and arrange admission to a long-term care home
- Get on the appropriate waiting lists.
Anyone can make a request to LHIN, including an individual requiring service, a family member, caregiver, friend, physician or other health care professional. You may contact your Local Health Integration Network directly for information on LHIN home care services, as well as long-term care home applications. LHINs can also give you information about other services in the community that may be of help to you.
The first step is to find out if you qualify.
Contact your Local Health Integration Network directly for information on LHIN home care services, as well as long-term care home applications.
Visit: http://www.lhins.on.ca/ and search by postal code.
What Roles Does Trust Caregivers Play With Respect To LHIN?
- People who do not qualify for government subsidized care and are looking for affordable, vetted and insured home care. Many of our clients do not qualify for government subsidized home care, have gone through the private home care process search and find Trust Caregivers to be one of the most flexible, and more affordable options in Ontario.
- People who qualify for government subsidized care through LHIN but need additional care hours that are not covered.
- Family Managed Home Care – through LHIN. People who qualify for family managed home care through LHIN, can receive funding directly to pay for home care services. You are responsible for the related administrative tasks, such as finding, hiring and paying your service providers, but you also have the freedom to choose your provider, direct how they care for you or your loved one and set a schedule that best works for you. This allows greater flexibility and choice. Many of our clients are funded through LHIN’s Family Managed Home Care.
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