After spending a week in a local hospital, Allen and his wife were relieved to be back home together. There he was visited by his CCAC Care Coordinator and a plan of care was developed with him and his wife Ruth. It was important that the care plan supported Allen's needs and considered Ruth's well-being as his primary caregiver.
It was important to Ruth to continue to assist Allen with his personal care. To do so, Ruth would need time to take care of herself so that she could continue in her role. Respite care from a personal support worker was coordinated by the CCAC.
"I am concerned about him all the time, I am happy to have the help," said Ruth, who was not sure that if Allen was left by himself he would be able to call for help if he needed it. "I am afraid he's fall, and he says if he does he'll just get up and, I am not sure…It's just a wonderful feeling to be able to go out on my own and know that he's well taken care of."
"The whole care team works together to develop a plan that reflects the needs of the individual. It also allows them to stay at home, ensuring safety and peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones."
-Eryn, Personal Support Worker
- The CCAC receives over 9,400 hospital referrals to support patients transitioning back home.
- Hospital referrals have increased by close to 30% over the last 5 years, reflecting more patients being supported at home.
- Annually, we provide over 1 million hours of personal support services to care for patients and caregivers.