Term: Home Care

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2016-06-01

Definition:

This term has different definitions in MCHP research. The majority use definition 1 below.

  1. Health services provided free-of-charge to residents of all ages within their own homes (Martens et al., 2003) or in Supportive Housing units (Doupe et al., 2016). The types of services available through the Manitoba Home Care Program include: personal care assistance, home support, health care (e.g. nursing care), family relief, respite care and supplies and equipment provided to individuals within their own home (Finlayson et al., 2007) . Unlike other areas of utilization, home care is primarily provided within a Regional Health Authority (RHA) for its residents and is unlikely to generate large expenditures on out-of-region residents (Finlayson et al., 2007) . The RHAs have operational responsibility for Home Care including planning, delivery and ongoing management of the services.

    The Manitoba Home Care Program, established in 1974, is the oldest comprehensive, province-wide, universal home care program in Canada (Martens et al., 2003) . The provision of Home Care services are based on assessed need and other resources available to the individual including families, community resources and other programs (Finlayson et al., 2007) . Reassessments at pre-determined intervals are the basis for decisions by case managers to discharge individuals from the program, or to change the type or amount of service delivered (Martens et al., 2003) .

    Home care clients can be identified as persons registered in the Home Care Manitoba Support Services Payroll (MSSP) database, Home Care MDS Assessment database (WRHA only), or in the Procura database, depending on the time frame of the research project.

  2. It is also known as "Home-Based Care" and is one of 13 alternative levels of care (ALC) (De Coster et al., 1996) .

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  • De Coster C, Peterson S, Kasian P. Alternatives to Acute Care . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Doupe M, Finlayson G, Khan S, Yogendran M, Schultz J, McDougall C, Kulbaba C. Supportive Housing for Seniors: Reform Implications for Manitoba's Older Adult Continuum of Care. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Finlayson GS, Forget E, Ekuma O, Derksen S, Bond R, Martens P, De Coster C. Allocating Funds for Healthcare in Manitoba Regional Health Authorities: A First Step--Population-Based Funding. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2007. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, Lix L, Dahl M, Soodeen R. High-cost Users of Pharmaceuticals: Who are They? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Martens PJ, Fransoo R, The Need to Know Team, Burland E, Jebamani L, Burchill C, Black C, Dik N, MacWilliam L, Derksen S, Walld R, Steinbach C, Dahl M. The Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas: Population-Based Comparison of Health and Health Care Use. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)

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  • Chateau D, Doupe M, Walld R, Soodeen R, Ouelette C, Rajotte L. Projecting Personal Care Home Bed Equivalent Needs in Manitoba Through 2036. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)
  • Doupe M, Kozyrskyj A, Soodeen R, Derksen S, Burchill C, Huq S. An Initial Analysis of Emergency Departments and Urgent Care in Winnipeg. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Doupe M, Fransoo R, Chateau D, Dik N, Burchill C, Soodeen R-A, Bozat-Emre S, Guenette W. Population Aging and the Continuum of Older Adult Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, Prior H, Chateau D, McDougall C, Schultz J, McGowan K, Soodeen R, Bailly A. Adult Obesity in Manitoba: Prevalence, Associations, and Outcomes. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, Burland E, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C. Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas 2009. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Chateau D, Walld R. Sex Differences in Health Status, Health Care Use, and Quality of Care: A Population-Based Analysis for Manitoba's Regional Health Authorities. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L. Who is in our Hospitals.and why? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A. Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] [Errata] (View)
  • Mitchell L, Roos NP, Shapiro E. Patterns in home care use in Manitoba. Can J Aging 2005;24 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):59-68. [Abstract] (View)
  • Peterson S, Shapiro E, Roos NP. Regional variation in home care use in Manitoba. Can J Aging 2005;24 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):69-80. [Abstract] (View)
  • Shanahan M, Steinbach C, Burchill C, Friesen D, Black C. A Project to Investigate Provincial Expenditures on Health Care to Manitobans: A POPULIS Project. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1997. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)