Family-Managed Home Care is a new model for home care delivery in Ontario that is available in each LHIN.
We have been receiving many inquiries from family member’s wondering if CalaCare can support individuals who are part of the family-managed home care program, and the answer is:
Yes we can help you!
CalaCare already has the privilege of working with many families who are part of this brand new program and we are firm believers that this program is a great innovation for people (like you) who are looking for more control of their home care experience.
But first, what is family managed care?
Family managed care is a relatively new program the LHIN in Ontario is offering to families, which provides the power to choose the care provider that they work with. This is in contrast to the traditional model of being assigned a care provider who is contracted by the LHIN directly.
In family managed care, YOU choose who you work with
When you participate in the family-managed home care program your family member is assessed by the LHIN to determine what support will be funded by the government, and then you are able choose between engaging a company like CalaCare, or employing a caregiver privately to provide the services required.
At CalaCare we love everything about this program!
Having the power to choose gives you the ability to make sure the provider you are working with is up to delivering the best possible care in exactly the way you and your family want.
We love this model because as a small local company, providing the best possible level of care is what we do best. It’s how our company started with our very first client in 2012 and it’s why we’ve grown so much over the past several years.
We work tirelessly every day to earn your trust and deliver all your expectations.
We do this because we’re passionate about your peace of mind and providing exceptional care!
But shouldn’t I just hire privately if I’m part of the family managed care program?
You are definitely allowed to do that! But hiring privately has many complications to be aware of:
- you need to make sure your caregivers are properly trained and screened
- you need to manage caregiver payroll including deductions for CPP, EI and federal income taxes
- you need to manage remittances to WSIB as well as workplace safety
- you need to maintain your own insurance
- you need to manage sick days and vacations
But if you hire CalaCare then we will do all this for you.
On top of that we will connect you to your own dedicated Nurse Care Manager who will be your key point of contact to ensure you are getting the service you want.
The family managed care program is a great big leap forward in home care delivery!
It’s a great systematic step away from the traditional paternalistic health care approach of telling the client/family what they get and when they get it, without a lot of flexibility or room for choice.
With family managed care you are in charge!