Home & Community Care
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​Services at home and in the community

Home and Community offers a variety of at-home and community services to people with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.  Read our Guide to Home and Community Care to learn more.

Home is Best philosophy 

We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to recover from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions and live out final days.

We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to recover from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions and live out final days. Seniors who have been admitted to hospital will likely recover more slowly than younger people. Evidence shows that leaving hospital as soon as possible and recuperating at home with home supports and community services is better than waiting in hospital to fully regain your strength before returning home.
Returning home as soon as possible with the supports you need gives you the best chance to regain your strength and independence, even if you are not yet able to care 100% for yourself.

What services are available?

We offer both short and long-term services to help you remain independent and in your home.

  • Acquired Brain Injury services – Provide help for adults living in the community who have a brain injury, as well as families, caregivers, and staff.
  • Adult Day Services – Personal care services and therapeutic activities in a community setting.  
  • Assisted Living - Provides housing, hospitality and personal care services for those who are unable to live at home independently but do not need 24-hour nursing care.
  • Caregiver Support – Offer caregivers a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one.  
  • Care Management – Needs assessment and care planning.
  • Community Care Clinic - These clinics provide a broad range of services to people who require nursing treatment and education in self-care management.
  • Community Care Nursing services – Nurses provide care to clients who may need acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative care.  
  • Community Nutrition services – Consultation with a registered dietitian about nutrition.
  • Rehabilitation – Treatment and strategies to optimize functional abilities at home.
  • Health Services for Community Living – Nursing and rehabilitation services for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Home Oxygen Program – Provides subsidy for eligible clients to have supplemental oxygen for use in their homes and in the community.  
  • Home Support – Help with activities such as bathing and dressing. 
  • LifeLine – An easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night.  
  • Long-term Care - For adults who can no longer live safely or independantly at home. Includes both long term and short term bed.
  • Social Work – Provide emotional and social support.

Am I eligible?

You must meet eligibility requirements for Home & Community services. 

Is there a cost? 

Some Home & Community services are provided free of charge while others include a cost based on your after tax income. Learn more about costs of our services.

How do I access these services?

Learn how you can access these services through your home health care provider and community care health professional or contact a Home & Community Care office near you.

We want to hear from you

If you are unhappy with the service you received, you are encouraged to speak with the person who provided the service, or to the manager of the area. All patients and clients are encouraged to try and resolve any issues at the time and place care is received.

If you still feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can contact the IH Patient Care Quality Office directly for further action.


MoH     PCQO