The Home First Program Brings Healthcare Services to Seniors' Homes

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 12, 2014
References: healthcareathome & mississauga
Home First is an innovative seniors' health program, delivered by regional health organizations in the city of Mississauga in Canada, that enables seniors to access hospital-grade healthcare services in the comfort of their own home. The program is intended to let seniors stay at home while they wait for a spot in a long-term care home.

Seniors often have no choice but to stay in a hospital while waiting for a place in a long-term care home. Home First gives them the opportunity to be in the familiar environments of their own homes, rather than waiting in the stressful hospital environment.

One of the regional organizations, the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre, takes it upon themselves to provide nurses, personal support workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and medical equipment to seniors' homes.