Established in 1990, the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is a national non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing excellence in home and community care.
Canadians believe that home, not a hospital or long-term care facility, is the best place to recover from an illness or injury, manage long-term conditions and live out their final days. However, this is not possible for many Canadians because the demand for home care services is outpacing resources and funding, resulting in limited or no access to necessary care and supports.
The number one challenge identified by all provincial, territorial and federal home care programs is the impact of our aging population on home care demand and service complexity. Older adults living with frailty have the greatest demand for home care services. One in every six seniors (over the age of 65) receives publicly funded home care services.
Our advocacy campaigns build awareness of the role and value of home and community-based care and answer the question, “What concrete actions will make home care more effective and accessible?”
A study of how the Government can support vulnerable seniors today while preparing for the diverse and growing seniors’ population of tomorrow. Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Person with Disabilities November 7, 2017, CHCA oral submission. Download the Brief
Review of the Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017and other measures by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 30, 2017, CHCA oral submission. Download the Brief
Ensuring the dignity, independence, and quality of life for all Canadians. Submission to the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, November 2014. Download the Brief