There are certain situations — and types of care — that are almost always covered by publicly funded health care.

Continuing Care Guide

Here’s your guide to what’s normally provided by AHS or a contracted provider at no charge to the individual.

Continuing Care Funding EligibilityFunded by Continuing Care (the Health Care System) if the individual cannot complete these activities on their own, or if it is unsafe for them to do soService type- Home care services that can be scheduled* (e.g., bathing, or help with getting dressed) - Homemaking services: Meal preparation help that can be scheduled* - Recovery and rehabilitation after a hospital stay - Progressive or significant cognitive problems (dementia, Alzheimer's) - Relief (respite) care for a family caregiver - Complex medical issues needing daily unscheduled** care
Continuing Care Funding EligibilityFunded by Continuing Care (the Health Care System) regardless of individual capabilityService type- End of life or palliative care
Continuing Care Funding EligibilityNot funded by Continuing Care (the Health Care System) at allService type- Home upkeep: Maintenance, yard work, snow clearing - Walking without assistance, or continuing to drive a car - Social isolation or loneliness - Mild cognitive problems (memory issues)
*Scheduled care means services that can be organized for certain times of the day (such as help with getting dressedwar giving a bath or shower). **Unscheduled care means the person needs someone available to help at all times - such as to help with using the toilet, or help getting up from bed, walking around, or understanding instructions. When an individual's care needs become continuous (can't be scheduled), the person is eligible to live in a continuing care home where care is available around the clock (24/7).

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