Tell Me More About Home and Community Services

Each community in Ontario has its own selection of available services. User fees usually apply. They may include:

Visiting Health Professional Services
Professionals that help people maintain or improve their health, or teach people to care for themselves - includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and dietitians.

Personal Care and Support
Refers to the help you can get with a range of essential daily living activities such as personal hygiene, assistance with eating, transferring and positioning, escorting to appointments, etc.

Help with routine household activities including meal preparation, shopping, light housecleaning, laundry, banking, etc.

Community Support Services
In addition to those listed above there are a range of other services that may be available in the community such as: transportation, meal services, home maintenance and repair, friendly visiting, security checks, foot care, caregiver support, respite care, home help, emergency response systems, etc.

For more information, contact your local CCAC to inquire about home and community services within your area.

Helpful Weblinks

2012 OANHSS Annual Report