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Home Care in PEI

The information below is quoted directly from http://www.gov.pe.ca. This Guide was produced by the Government of PEI and contains a vast amount of information for seniors in the area. The information below is quoted from pages 43 - 45 specific to goverment funded home care services in the province.

"Home Care Services

Home Care Services help people live independently in their own homes. This program helps people to recover at home after being discharged from hospital or another institution. Home Care helps support care that is provided by family and friends.

Services are offered based on assessed need and available resources. Home Care responds to requests within one to two days. Services are provided at no charge. You are responsible for providing any materials, supplies and equipment required for your care.

The following services of Home Care may be provided, depending on available resources:

  • Nursing - services include health supervision, medication monitoring, dressing changes, ostomy care and health education.
  • Home Support - Home Support Workers offer help with bathing and dressing and also provide support for a 24 hour caregiver to have a short, planned break.
  • Occupational Therapy - An Occupational Therapist provides help and training to people who are having difficulty with their daily living. They may recommend special devices, equipment, or changes in your home to allow you to live safely and independently.
  • Physiotherapy - A Physiotherapist can work with you and your family to develop a plan to maximize your independence, function and mobility. They provide information on exercise programs and prevention of falls.
  • Nutrition Services - A Dietitian will complete a nutritional assessment and work with you and your family to provide information on a healthy diet that meets your needs. These services are available in Charlottetown and Summerside.
  • Enterostomal Therapy - This service provides care and support for people who have had ostomy surgery (such as an ileostomy, colostomy or urostomies). These services are available in Montague and Souris.
  • Social Work - A Social Worker provides individual or family counseling to help cope with illness, loss, or end of life. This service can help identify your resources and those of your family.
  • Community Support - A Community Support Worker provides help to people who are having difficulty in finding the services and supports they may need. They may also work with community groups in developing services to meet community needs.
  • Dialysis - Peritoneal Dialysis is a treatment for kidney disease that is done by people in their homes with the help of family members or other caregivers. Support for dressing and tubing changes and education is provided to patients and their families by Home Care nurses.
  • Tele-Home Care - Through the use of video visits, health care professionals can collect information about you and observe your health status.

Call the Home Care office nearest you:

Charlottetown: 902-368-4790
Montague: 902-838-0786
O’Leary: 902-859-8730
Souris: 902-687-7096
Summerside: 902-888-8440"

Government of PEI
Website

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