Family-Managed Home Care
Family-Managed Home Care program from the LHIN
To allow families to have greater flexibility and choice of home care provider, the Toronto Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has launched the Family-Managed Home Care program whereby families receive money directly from the LHIN each month to pay for home care nursing or personal support.
Families can hire Guardian Home Care for the Family-Managed Home Care program. We can deliver personal support workers (PSWs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) for home care, and the LHIN will givr you money to help pay your invoice.
What is Family-Managed Home Care?
Family-Managed Home Care is a new model for home care delivery in Ontario that is available in each LHIN. It is a self-directed care program. Family-Managed Home Care is intended to provide more choice and flexibility over home care to eligible clients and families. Through the program, eligible clients, or their substitute decision-makers, will receive funding each month that they can use to purchase home care services.
Clients or substitute decision-makers are responsible for managing and coordinating their care providers and managing funding as well as reporting to the LHIN. Clients continue to be assessed/re-assessed by the LHIN Care Coordinators and the LHIN remains responsible for developing the client’s care plan/plan of service and monitoring outcomes.
Who is eligible for Family-Managed Home Care?
Clients must first have an assessment by a LHIN Care Coordinator to determine their needs and ensure they meet eligibility requirements for traditional home care. The LHIN Care Coordinator will develop a care plan/plan of service that would then be followed by Guardian Home Care PSWs and nurses.
To be deemed eligible for Family-Managed Home Care by the LHIN Care Coordinator, clients must belong to one of the four groups identified by the ministry:
- Children with complex medical needs;
- Adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI);
- Eligible home-schooled children;
- Clients in extraordinary circumstances – as assessed by the LHIN care coordinator. Meaning seniors needing personal support and nursing help at home.
How do I apply for Family-Managed Home Care?
Intake begins through the LHIN general intake phone number at 416-506-9888. They will ask you a series of questions to determine your eligibility and create a file for your loved one. An in-person assessment with a Care Coordinator will be scheduled and a care plan developed by the Care Coordinator. Guardian Home Care can then be hired to carry out the care plan and any additional needs of the client.
How many hours of service can be funded by the Family-Managed Home Care program?
The number of hours per week/month that are paid for by the LHIN will be determined by their Care Coordinator during the assessment. A Care Coordinator can grant up to 21 hours per week, with more hours per week being granted with approval from higher management at the LHIN.
How can Guardian Home Care help with the Family-Managed Home Care program?
Guardian Home Care is qualified to deliver care under this program. Families can call us to discuss your care needs. We have a minimum shift length of 4 hours.
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Bathing, dressing and grooming, and meal preparation
Injections and diabetes management, medication administration, and end of life care
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Frequently Asked Questions
At Guardian Home Care Toronto, our mission is to deliver high-level compassionate elder care to your loved one when you cannot be there yourself. We want families of our clients to have respite and peace of mind while we are delivering our elderly care services.
BENEFITS YOU WILL GAIN FROM CHOOSING OUR SENIOR CARE SERVICES
• Instantly begin the process of getting help
• Be matched with an excellent caregiver
• Get reports from our caregivers after their shift so you know what is going on
• Feel better about having a care partner
• Have 24/7 on-call support
• Be getting home care at competitive rates
• Have an advocate in us to communicate with other health care providers
WHAT DO SENIOR CARE SERVICES PROVIDE?
Our Toronto senior home care services are customized to care for your exact needs and desires. Through co-ordination and consultation with the client, the client’s family, our nurses, and any health professionals involved, we will produce an initial care plan that includes, but is not limited to:
- Bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and incontinence care
- Meal preparation according to your needs
- Walks, exercise and/or physiotherapy
- Nursing care
- Light housekeeping, laundry, and changing of bed linens
- Medication reminders
- Escorting to medical appointments
- Companionship and social interaction
WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM SHIFT LENGTH?
We offer care services in shifts ranging from 4 to 12 hour shifts. 24 hour coverage can be delivered in 3 x 8 hours shifts or 2 x 12 hours.