Is Palliative Care in Ontario Free

Patients have no cost for medically necessary palliative care services in their homes, hospices, or hospitals in Ontario.

Palliative care is completely publicly funded in Ontario. This means that as long as you qualify for OHIP and qualify to be admitted into a hospital, a hospice, or a long-term care home, you won’t need to pay for palliative care services provided in these settings. Home palliative care is also publicly funded by the LHINs – now known as Home and Community Care Support Services.

If you would like to receive palliative care at home, contact your Local Health Integration Network, and they will first determine if you qualify for public funding; if you do, they will then assign the specific type of care and the amount of care you need to your care plan.

If you or your loved ones don’t qualify for OHIP or home care or would like to receive additional support services such as home support or nursing in addition to the current palliative care plan, you can consider Promyse Palliative Care.

Promyse palliative care focuses on relieving the symptoms and stress of serious illness, enhancing a person’s current care by focusing on comfort and quality of life for them and their family. Our caregivers can assist you, your loved one, and your family with responsibilities such as household chores, meal planning and management, as well as respite services. We offer companionship and comfort while you take a much-needed break to families in Waterloo Wellington.

Our Nurse Case Management team at Promyse is always respectful of your loved one’s wishes and will honour their privacy and dignity. We feel that end-of-life care at home in a comfortable and familiar environment is important. Contact us to talk about how we can help your family with care.

Ontario Government

Ontario is working to provide patients with more palliative and end-of-life care choices. This includes investing in more hospice and palliative care across the province and expanding caregiver support that helps families and loved ones support palliative patients at home and in their communities. The ministry funds the Ontario Palliative Care Network to provide a coordinated, person-centred approach for hospice palliative care across the province.

Once you’ve decided you want private home care added to your plan, you can contact Promyse Home Care and let one of the care representatives know the type of service and number of hours that you are looking for. 

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