Continuing Care Choices
What is Home Care?
- Home Care is publicly funded personal and health care services for clients of all ages living in a private residence or other private residential setting, such as suites in a retirement residence
- Home Care helps people remain well, safe and independent in their home for as long as possible
- Home Care philosophy promotes client independence, and supplements care and supports provided by families and community services
- In addition, Clients may choose other services on a fee-for-service basis such as housekeeping, transportation or grocery delivery
Who is Home Care For?
- Anyone living in Alberta with a valid health care card can receive Home Care services, as long as their needs can be met safely in their place of residence
- Home Care provides help with activities of daily living that the client cannot do themselves or cannot get help with from another source; these are often activities that are considered necessary for the client to safely maintain their health.
Who Provides Care in Home Care?
- AHS provides health care services or contracts other home care providers to provide care
- Health care services are provided by a team of skilled individuals who support the client to continue living in the community
- The client and family are active partners of the care team
- See Home Care in My Zone for more information and translated brochures
Home Care does not provide all services a client may need, but can help arrange other supports provided in your community. A case manager works directly with the client and is responsible for assessing the client’s needs, and ensuring the overall coordination of care and services.