Home and Community Care
Home and Community Care is a coordinated system of home and community-based health care services that enable First Nations and Inuit people of all ages with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly to receive the care they need in their homes and communities. It is primarily delivered by home care registered nurses and trained and certified personnel care workers.
First Nations and Inuit people with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly. First Nations and Inuit of any age:
- who live in a First Nations reserve community (or in a First Nations community North of 60) or Inuit settlement;
- who have undergone a formal assessment of continuing care service needs and have been assessed as requiring one or more of the essential services; and
- who have access to services which can be provided with reasonable safety to the client and caregiver, within established standards, policies and regulations for service practice.
Thea Jacobs, Regional Home and Community Care Coordinator