Helpful FAQs On Paying For Elderly Home Care Services
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
- Income-based subsidies and tax credits
- Veterans Affairs of Canada assistance
- HFC Dementia Home Care Grant
A: Publicly funded healthcare insured by the Canada Health Act generally will not typically pay for senior home care. However, you may be eligible for a variety of subsidized senior support services or tax relief credits. We suggest working with your insurance company and provincial agency to determine what care could be covered for you or your loved one.
A: The answer depends on the individual policy. Talk to the insurance company or agent to find out if the LTC policy covers home care – and, if so, what types of services will be reimbursed.
A: The Veterans Independence Program provides annual funding for home care to qualifying military service veterans. Speak with your local VAC or Service Canada office to find out what financial support programs you or your loved one may qualify for. Your local Home Instead office may also be able to help answer your assistance questions.
A: Absolutely not. While Home Instead is a private home care provider, you can still use your government-funded services in conjunction with ours.