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 Care - Clients and their caregivers are the centre of care.
Accessible Care - Equitable and consistent access to appropriate care.
Accountable Care - A 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 Care - Coordinated planning, delivery and alignment across multiple health and social care providers.
Sustainable Care - Provision 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