The Manitoba Home Care Program, established in September 1974, is the oldest, most comprehensive, province-wide, universal home care program in Canada. Home Care is provided to Manitobans of all ages based on assessed need and taking into account other resources available to the individual, including families, community resources and other programs. The Home Care program was established to help people live at home and remain independent for as long as possible, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for individuals to go into long term care facilities.
The mandate of the program is to provide effective, reliable and responsive community health care services to support independent living, develop appropriate care options with clients and/or family, and facilitate admission into long term care facilities when living in the community is no longer possible.
Are you or someone you know having difficulties with personal care and maintaining day-to-day activities at home?
Are you a caregiver having difficulties supporting and caring for your loved one at home?
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICE FROM THE REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY HOME CARE PROGRAM.
Some of home care services may include:
- Personal Care Assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting)
- Home Support (meal preparation, light housing keeping and laundry)
- Health Professional Services (example nursing)
- Assistance with taking Medications
- Respite Care
- Other Specialty Services and Clinics
To access Home Care in Winnipeg you must contact the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority through their intake line at
204-788-8330. The person you speak with through the Intake Line will identify what will occur next and provide you with further guidance. Whether it be home care, supportive housing or a personal care home, you must start here for guidance. For more information on Winnipeg Home Care, visit here. Further websites are www.wrha.mb.ca/community/homecareand www.gov.mb.ca/health/homecare/
To access home care in rural Manitoba, you must contact the regional health authority (RHA) for the area you live in.
For RHA contact information, visit here. If you are unsure of which RHA governs your area, have a look at our provincial map here.
In some instances, Home Care may be used in combination with the options listed below.
Another option is Self and Family Managed Care. For more information on this, click here. For frequently asked questions about the Manitoba Home Care Program, click here.
There are also private agencies who offer home care and other special services. For LTCAM members who offer some of these services,