Home care is often provided by a team of health care providers. Each health care provider has unique skills, knowledge, roles, and responsibilities, working together to provide comprehensive care.
Care can be received for different needs
Complex patients have their needs addressed by various providers with special training
A larger care team can offer comprehensive support (physical, mental, emotional) for the person receiving care
The members of a home care team will depend on the needs of the person receiving care. For example, not all home care clients will require a Speech Language Pathologist or a Registered Dietitian.
Care Coordinators will assess the needs of the person receiving care and determine what services and providers are needed. If receiving services over a longer period of time, and as care needs change, reassessments are completed.
Watch the video below to learn about the members of Ruth and Daniel’s care team.
Ruth is a 71-year old woman who lives alone at home. Her son Daniel lives close-by and helps care for her.
Ruth and Daniel meet with a Care Coordinator from a home care agency. The Care Coordinator assigns Ruth an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Community Nurse, and Personal Support Worker.
Ruth receives care from these providers in her home so she is able to live safely with help from her son.
In the next article you can create a custom list of the members of your home care team, or just learn about the various home care providers and what they do.