Family-Managed Home Care is intended to provide more control over care to eligible patients and families.
Through the program, eligible patients, or their substitute decision-makers, will receive funding that they can use to purchase home care services or employ care providers. Patients or substitute decision-makers are responsible for managing their care providers and reporting to the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
Patients must first have an assessment to determine their needs, must meet the eligibility requirements for traditional home care and must have a plan of service developed by the LHIN. As well, they must belong to one of the four patient groups included in the program:
- Children with complex medical needs
- Adults with acquired brain injuries
- Eligible home-schooled children
- Patients in extraordinary circumstances – as assessed by the LHIN
Patients must also meet the general and specific eligibility requirements for the program.
If the patient has a substitute decision-maker, the substitute decision-maker will also be assessed by the LHIN to determine whether they meet the eligibility requirements to take on the required responsibilities under the program, including managing and coordinating the patient’s care and managing and reporting on funding.
For more information, contact the Central LHIN at 416-222-2241 or 1-888-470-2222 or view our Family Managed Home Care fact sheet for patients and families. Central LHIN patients, or their substitute decision-makers, can speak to their LHIN care coordinator for more information about accessing Family-Managed Home Care.