Services are available for people who can no longer live independently, or need assistance to do so. Many of these services are used primarily by seniors, but there are people of all ages who qualify for assistance.
Get help managing your unique support needs, such as personal care or home management. This service is provided by health regions for eligible individuals or their guardians.
Home care helps people that need acute, palliative, and supportive care to stay independent at home. It also helps reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and the length of hospital stays.
Personal care homes provide lodging, meals, and assistance with or supervision of activities of daily living. They are privately owned and operated businesses, licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Health.
Special care homes – or nursing homes – provide care when your needs can no longer be met in the community. Special care homes are run by your health region or operated by a provider that has a contract with your health region.