Better Home Care: A National Action Plan focuses on the belief that home not hospital or residential care, is one of the best places to recover from an illness or injury, manage long-term conditions and live out final days.
The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are working together to spearhead the project. Our goal is to recommend ways to enhance home care and respond to the changing health needs of Canadians and advances in health technology. Government representatives, health care administrators, family doctors, nurses, home care provider organizations and patients will provide their input into the Action Plan. The Action Plan will provide a solid foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments as they begin discussions on home care in the new multi-year Health Accord.
Better Home Care: A National Action Plan will clearly show the way to:
- Make home care more available and accessible
- Achieve better health outcomes and quality of care
- Improve the experiences of individuals receiving health care and support