Assessing Your Options
If you require assistance selecting the right housing option for you, you may want to start by discussing your support needs with your Home Care Case Coordinator. If you do not have a Home Care Case Coordinator, you could contact the Home Care intake line at 204-788-8330. 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.
The Long Term Care Access Centre is responsible for scheduling panel dates, ensuring clients have access to long term care services that are most appropriate to their needs and maintaining waiting lists for personal care homes/long term care programs. For more information, contact the Long Term Care Access Centre at 204-833-1760.
Whether it be home care, supportive housing or a personal care home, you must start here for guidance. For information on Winnipeg Home Care, visit here. Further websites are www.wrha.mb.ca/community/homecare and www.gov.mb.ca/health/homecare.
A & O Support Services for Seniors, offers assistance to seniors through their "Housing Consultation Program". You can contact the Housing Consultation Program by calling 956-6440. You should know that some housing options, such as Supportive Housing and Personal Care Homes, do require a referral from the Home Care Program.
Finding the Right Place:
Making the decision to move is always a challenge. That is why the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba have created this website to help guide you and your family. Where Do I Start? Click here.
If you have determined Personal Care Home services is the level of service you require, there are still a number of considerations. LTCAM PCH members are found on this website under About Us with information and virtual tours. To tour a PCH in the comfort of your home, virtual tours can be viewed at About US. This should not take the place of an actual tour where you would have an opportunity to meet with staff at the home. When touring personal care homes, you may find it helpful to have a checklist. To help you ask some the important questions during your visit the following check list has been provided.