Expanded home care is the third part of the solution for our health care system. I pledge to improve the effectiveness of the funding for home care. Revise the management of the home care system to make it more flexible and responsive in service delivery.
Many patients with chronic diseases or who have moderate health care needs could stay in their own homes under supervision of the appropriate health care professional rather than remain in hospital. This is better for patients. It reduces crowding in acute care facilities, where resources should be focused on acute care needs and emergencies. Home care is the best option for many seniors who need care but can continue living independently.
Home care is one of the places strategic, thoughtful investments will have the biggest positive impact on the system as a whole.