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Defining a National Home Care Program

Six value statements that articulate the fundamentals of home care in Canada without prescribing how services are funded, administered or delivered. 

  • Home Care values that are shared across the country

  • Fundamentals of home care in Canada 

  • Broadly endorsed by governments and home care stakeholders

Harmonized Principles for Home Care

Family- and Client-Centred CareClients and their caregivers are the centre of care.

Accessible CareEquitable and consistent access to appropriate care.

Accountable CareA shared vision and clear strategy for managing, delivering and reporting on client, provider and system outcomes.

Evidence-Informed Care Care is informed by clinical expertise, patient values and best available research evidence.

Integrated CareCoordinated planning, delivery and alignment across multiple health and social care providers.

Sustainable CareProvision of care that improves the client experience and achieves health and system outcomes in a cost effective manner.

Reinforcing Quality and Safety

The Principles provide a foundation for the identification of national standards and indicators for home care and sharing of promising practices.   They align with and reinforce quality standards in Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program and CARF Canada’s aging services standards. 

Download the Harmonized Principles - Qmentum Crosswalk

CHCA Accred Canada Report

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