Getting Home Care in Ontario
Ontarians want access to home care so that they can recuperate or spend their last days surrounded by loved ones in a setting that is familiar to them. In Ontario, publicly-funded home care falls under the jurisdiction of the MOHLTC. The MOHLTC provides stewardship of the health system and local health services are planned and funded by Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are accountable to the LHINs and provide access to government-funded home and community services and long-term care homes. Eligibility for publicly-funded home care and services are determined through the local CCAC. Care is delivered by service provider organizations, many of whom are members of the OHCA, that meet high standards of excellence.
OHCA members provide home care services to those who wish to purchase additional care to supplement the publicly funded service and/or for loved ones who do not qualify but family wish them to have service in order to maximize the quality of life at home.