Home care assistance is essential to prevent or reduce the exhaustion of family caregivers.
It improves their quality of life and allows them to keep the people they care for at home. What organizations provide these services?
Home care services are valuable in preventing or reducing caregiver burnout, improving their quality of life, and allowing the people they care for to remain in their homes. The need for home care services can be particularly urgent when there is a temporary or permanent loss of autonomy caused by advancing age, cognitive problems, chronic illness or even an accident.
Home care assistance comes in many forms:
Financial assistance is available to persons 70 years of age or older, in the form of a refundable tax credit, for expenses related to home support services.
In addition, the Québec Régie de l’Assurance maladie offers a financial exemption program for domestic help services provided by a social economy enterprise. This allows for a reduction in the hourly rate for the following services: light or heavy housekeeping, clothing upkeep, preparation of non-dietary meals as well as grocery shopping and other errands.
Home support services can also be provided by a worker hired by the client through the direct allowance/service employment paycheque.
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. Vous recevez de l’aide - Les services d’aide à domicile et le chèque emploi-service.
Gouvernement du Québec. Politique nationale pour les personnes proches aidantes.
Le Devoir. Les nouveaux visages des proches aidants.
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