What are home and community care services?

The Patient Bill of Rights lists what your rights are when you ask for or get care services at home or in the community.

These services may include:

  • professional health services, such as nursing, pharmacy, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, laboratory services, and diet advice
  • personal support services, such as help with activities of daily living like taking a bath, eating, and getting dressed
  • home-making services, such as house cleaning, laundry, banking, shopping, and preparing meals
  • community support services, such as meal services, adult day programs, respite care, transportation services, foot-care services, friendly visiting, education about palliative care, and many others
  • Indigenous services, such as traditional healing and Indigenous support services

They also include services that help to co-ordinate the home and community services that you get.

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