Health Update

Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario Update

August 31, 2018

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is committed to delivering high quality home care.

Today, the Ministry announced it is winding down the Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario agency to reduce the administrative burden of delivering home care. Taxpayer savings will be redirected to patient care. As this agency was in its set-up phase, no services are being provided through the agency at this time, and therefore there will be no impact to home care clients. The Local Health Integration Networks will continue to provide services and support eligible clients and families with access to another self-directed care program, Family-Managed Home Care.

“Home Care Ontario fully supports Minister Christine Elliott’s decision to wind down the Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario agency and thanks the Ford government for their leadership and support,” said Sue VanderBent, CEO at Home Care Ontario.

Home care services are vital to patients and families in Ontario’s health care system. Home care includes nursing, personal support, and other professional services that are delivered in a person’s home, school or community.

Ontario is committed to engaging with partners to ensure the system works for patients, seniors and families, and that dollars are best spent on client care.

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