Home and Community Care
The Home and Community Care (HCC) program helps Nunavummiut care for themselves with help from family and community members and to keep their sense of independence and well-being. The Home and Community Care program provides health care and support services, based on an assessment, in the comfort of an individual’s home when he or she needs extra attention due to illness, poor health, or disability.
The Department of Health encourages healing within the home, and offers support to Nunavummiut and their families during times of need. By including families in a person’s care and by supporting family members during illness, the Home and Community Care program offers a more traditional approach to health care.
All Nunavummiut enrolled in the Nunavut Health Care Plan are eligible for referral to the Home and Community Care program.
If you have a long-term illness or disease, or need support in your daily life, you may be eligible to receive services from the Home and Community Care program.
Anyone can ask for home care services through their community health centre or their local home care office. You do not need a health care professional to make a request or referral.
Once a request is received for home care services, an assessment will be done by a health professional to figure out what level of support is needed and what home care services are most appropriate for that person and his or her family.
The Home and Community Care program provides a variety of services, including:
- Homemaking - house cleaning and assisting with meals and/or groceries
- Personal care - bathing and dressing
- Nursing care - injections and bandage changing
- Respite care - relief for family members
- Rehabilitation - recovery exercises
For more information please contact your local health centre or the Territorial Home and Continuing Care Coordinator at (867) 975-5776.