Thursday, April 26, 2018
Home Care Services Available Under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Former Occupational therapist Brenda Hanna brought more than a decade of healthcare experience to her previous position as a district care coordinator for the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in Canada. Brenda Hanna’s responsibilities included handling home care interventions for clients who received funding from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Ontario citizens of all ages could access home services under the plan, provided they met the necessary requirements.
Home services were provided for seniors and people with complex medical conditions who needed medical support in order to remain in their homes and maintain their independence. The Ontario government covers expenses for a wide array of home and community services for qualifying individuals. Those who do not qualify may be eligible for co-payment assistance.
Qualified individuals could arrange for health care professionals to assist them with daily personal care or receive assistance with routine household activities. Health professionals can also make home visits for various types of medical care, such as nursing care, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. In addition, many Ontario programs offer end-of-life care for individuals who wish to spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own homes.