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Understanding the Cost of Care for Aging Adults
Find Care That Enhances the Quality of Life
Evaluating Cost of Care
- Care Plan Personalization
- Companionship & Engagement
- Caregiver to Client Ratio
- Control of Budget
Tailor-Made Care Plans & Packages
In-home care services can help people at any point within the aging process. But care needs rarely fit neatly into a standard package. We start with the needs of the individual and develop a personalized care package and plan.
Your Options for Paying for Home Care
Today, you may be able to take advantage of many programs to make personalized in-home care a reality for your family. Contact our office so we can discuss cost and coverage options that best support your needs. Home Instead is here to help you make an informed choice that is right for everyone involved.
- Family-funded care
- Long-term care insurance
- Ontario's Family Managed Home Care
- Income-based subsidies and tax credits
- Veterans Affairs of Canada assistance
- HFC Dementia Home Care Grant
Family-Managed Home Care
The Ontario Government, through Home and Community Care Support Services (formerly known as the LHIN), has a Family Managed Home Care program. This used to be known as Self Directed Care. The purpose is to offer greater flexibility and choice.
If you’re eligible, you can receive funding directly to pay for home care services. You are responsible for the related administrative tasks, such as finding, hiring, and paying your service providers. Still, you also have the freedom to choose your provider, direct how they care for you or your loved one and set a schedule that best works for you.
This program is available for the following people with home care needs:
- Children with complex medical needs
- Adults with an acquired brain injury
- Home-schooled children with qualifying health care needs
- Those in extraordinary circumstances
The Home Concierge has experience caring for clients through this program.
Contact your local LHIN to determine if you are eligible and for more information on how this program works.