Home Care Program

The Home Care Program supports you and your caregivers so that you can remain in your home safely, with independence and quality of life, for as long as possible.

What can Home Care do for me?

Home Care can provide services in your home, if you:

  • need support to continue living safely at home,
  • have been released from hospital and are recovering from surgery or an acute medical condition, or
  • have an ongoing health issue requiring more care than you or your family can provide.

What services are offered through Home Care?

Home Care provides a range of health care and support services if you have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs, including:

  • Nursing care – nursing procedures including health monitoring, IV therapy,  injections, wound care and patient teaching.
  • Home support – Assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing.
  • Palliative care – comfort and support to live fully until the end of life.
  • Social work – individual and family counseling for illness, loss or end-of-life issues.
  • Dietitian services – nutrition assessment and education.
  • Physiotherapy – to maximize independence, function and mobility.
  • Occupational therapy - support for daily living, special devices, equipment or modification to home or workplace.
  • Adult protection – for vulnerable adults who need protection from neglect or abuse.
  • Long-term care – assessment for nursing home admission.
  • Adult day programs – enriching social activities for seniors. 

How do I access the Home Care Program?

Services are provided based on assessed need for a defined period of time. A Home Care Referral form [PDF | 158 KB] will need to be completed and submitted to your local Home Care Office. A referral can be made by yourself, your family, care provider, or family doctor.

What if I can no longer live in my home?

If you require a high level of nursing care, Home Care will assess your needs and eligibility for long-term care. Long-term care is provided by several public and private nursing facilities across the province.

How do I contact Home Care?

Souris
17 Knights Avenue
Souris, PE   C0A 2B0

Telephone: (902) 687-7096

Montague 
6 Harmony Lane
Montague, PE   C0A 1R0

Telephone: (902) 838-0786

Charlottetown 
165 John Yeo Drive 
Charlottetown, PE   C1E 3J3

Telephone:  (902) 368-4790

Summerside
Wedgewood Manor
310 Brophy Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 5N4

Telephone: (902) 888-8440

O’Leary 
Community Hospital
14 MacKinnon Drive
O'Leary, PE   C0B 1V0

Telephone: (902) 859-8730

 

Published date: 
April 11, 2017
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