Going Home Program: Eastern Counties

The Going Home Program is a community-based service designed to help seniors and physically disabled adults return home safely following a hospital stay from variou Champlain Hospitals. It provides a free support service for clients during their return home.

Services provided may include ‘settling in' on the return home, as well as personal care, caregiver respite, transportation, Meals on Wheels, and Home Help for a period of up to 10 days, depending on the client needa, following hospital discharge.

The Discharge Planners and the CCAC Hospital Liaison Care Coordinator refer eligible clients to the program.

Goal

The goals and objectives of the Going Home Program are:

  • Provide a safe transition from hospital to home for eligible seniors and physically disabled adults
  • Provide enhanced community support services for clients for a short period of time (up to 10 days)
  • Prevent lengthy stays in hospital and unnecessary hospitalization, therefore decreasing occupancy pressures
  • Provide caregiver relief and support during transition from hospital to home
  • Prevent client and/or caregiver anxiety

The program is currently funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Champlain LHIN.

For more information, call 613-932-3451 / 1-800-267-1741 or e-mail info@carefor.ca

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