Home and Community Care

Putting Patients and Caregivers First

As Ontario's population ages, home and community care is becoming especially important. Ontarians want and deserve a health care system that helps them live independently at home – where they want to be.

Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care is a three-year plan to transform home and community care. It outlines the path Ontario will follow to introduce greater consistency in care, a better understanding of the services available, more support for caregivers and, ultimately, better access to the right care for those who need it most.

It is informed by the work of the ministry's expert group on home and community care, led by Gail Donner, and its report, Bringing Care Home. The goals are to:

Strengthening home and community care is a fundamental part of Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care.

Related links:

Home and community care

Health Care Options

Integrated funding models

Guidelines for home and community care service providers

Assess & Restore approach to care

Community Care Access Centres and Client Services Policy Manual

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