How do I access CCAC services?
It's easy to get started. You can call us, or a referral can be made by your doctor, nurse, community service provider or other health-care professional. You can also ask a family member, a friend or a neighbour to call us. A Care Coordinator will talk with you to understand your health care needs and to discuss options for your care. These options may include different services provided by us and/or services available from other organizations, including publicly-funded and private care. Contact us»
Where can I find information about local resources?
A wealth of information is available through our web-based resource directory, thehealthline.ca. You can access listings for a variety of home care services, health support and community resources, in your own region or neighbourhood.
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What does the CCAC offer?
We get you the care you need in your home and in the community. This care is focused on optimizing your health and independence; supporting you through a health care transition (for example, from hospital to home); or providing care following an illness or other health issue. We are a caring team of health professionals who can provide support in your home, at school, or in the community.
The following links provide information about different types of services:
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How do I know what services I need?
Once you are referred to us and become a client, you will be assigned a Care Coordinator. She or he will call you to meet with you in your home and help you determine what services and supports you may need.
What is a Care Coordinator?
Care Coordinators are regulated health professionals, with expertise in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy, who work directly with people in hospitals, doctors' offices, communities, schools and in their own homes.
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How do I get home care?
Home care can take many forms – from help with managing your medications to helping you with personal care. In order to determine what services are right for you, a Care Coordinator will talk with you. Call us and we'll get you started.
What do I do if I have concerns about the services I am receiving?
It is important to us to know if we are meeting your needs. We want to know how we are doing and welcome feedback of all kinds — compliments, concerns, complaints, and all other inquiries. Your feedback helps us to improve our ability to provide you with care.
If you would like to bring something to our attention, we encourage you to discuss the issues with your Care Coordinator. If this doesn't work for you, you may wish to follow the steps outlined on our feedback page.
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I am moving to another region. How do I get new services, and how will they know what i need?
There are 14 CCACs serving every part of Ontario. If you are moving to a different community, we will work together to make sure you can restart your care in your new home.
When it comes to transferring your care, we want to make your move as easy and seamless as possible. Simply notify your Care Coordinator of your upcoming move – we'll make sure your new local LHIN is expecting you and is ready to continue your services.
You will meet some new people when you transfer to a different region, so you might anticipate a short time of adjustment while you settle in to your new home. But rest assured that you will receive the same high quality of care you have always received. And yes, your health care information will be accessible by your new Care Coordinator.
Care for Seniors
I am concerned about my elderly mother who is about to be discharged from the hospital after surgery – can I make a referral?
Absolutely! Many of our referrals come from family members who want to ensure the well-being of their parents or other friends and family. We do recommend that you discuss it with your family member before making the call to us, to ensure they agree.
Once you make the referral and your family member becomes a client, we will work with everyone involved in your friend or relative's care to get the required services.
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Care for People with Disabilities
What programs are available for my adult child with developmental disabilities?
We offer services for people with developmental disabilities both at home and in the community. Our programs and services are geared to support people to live as independently as possible, while still accessing vital health services as needed.
Depending on your specific circumstances, your son or daughter may benefit from our Adult Day Programs – people with disabilities attend these programs during the day, and return home when the day's program is complete. We also offer a variety of home-based health-care services that may be appropriate for your family. Some people, who require more support than can be provided at home, can be supported to access a long-term care home. Contact your Care Coordinator to discuss all of your options.
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Care for Children
Do you provide care for children?
Yes, we provide care for people of all ages. We provide care for children, youth and their families to assist with short and long-term disabilities at home or at school (or both), depending on your needs.
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How do I arrange services at school for my child, who needs extra support?
School Health Support Services are provided at your child's school by us. We can deliver a wide range of professional health care services, including nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. This care is arranged by your Care Coordinator. If you are not already a client of ours, you (or your child's teacher or principal) may wish to make a referral.
We also provide Mental Health and Addiction Nurses who specialize in providing care for young people with mental health and addiction issues. If you think your child/youth might benefit from nursing support regarding depression, substance abuse or other mental health issues, contact your child's school, or call us.
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My child is homeschooled – can I still get support?
Yes, our school-based services are also available to those students who are receiving instruction at home. You may wish to review our guidelines for School Health Support Services to find out if your child is eligible.
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