Palliative Home Care

Continuing Care

Palliative Home Care

Palliative home care is compassionate care provided to an individual within a person’s home setting with a focus on symptom management and enhances the quality of life of people with a life-limiting illness.

Palliative Home Care Services include:

  • nursing (like dressing changes, catheter care, intravenous therapy and palliative care)
  • home support (like personal care, respite and housekeeping)
  • Palliative Home Care Medication Coverage Program

Palliative home care services are organized by a care coordinator. The care coordinator will assess services that are needed and discuss any fees that would be incurred. Fees are only incurred with home support and would be waived closer to end of life. There is no direct cost to you for nursing services.

How much does Palliative Home Care cost?

The fee for home support services are based on your income therefore you may or may not be required to pay a fee for service. Nursing services are free. A Care Coordinator will advise you about any fees you may have to pay.

How do I access this service?

Call 1-800-225-7225 a Care Coordinator will set up an in home visit to complete a care assessment. If you already have a Care Coordinator, speak with him/her about this service.

Will I have to wait to get service?

Every effort is made to provide this service to you as quickly as possible.

Will someone check in on me while I receive Palliative Home Care?

A Care Coordinator will check in with you/substitute decision maker and your caregivers/service providers on an on-going basis. If your needs change, your services will change to reflect your care needs.

What if my needs exceed what Palliative Home Care can provide?

You may need to consider other service options. A Care Coordinator can help with these decisions, including determining whether long-term care is the right option for you.