Going Home Program
The Going Home Program helps seniors remain safely at home after leaving the hospital.
The program offers a basket of community support services, including frozen and hot meals, transportation, homemaking and personal support services. Services are free of charge within the first 10 business days when leaving the hospital.
How do I get service?
Clients are assessed and referred to the Going Home Program by the Hospital Discharge Planner and/or by the Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurse in the Emergency Departments of our Champlain District hospitals.
- Age: 65 years of age and older.
- Mobility aligns with Champlain Community Transportation Collaborative criteria.
- Services will not be duplicated either through Home and Community Care, new or existing services in the community, or paid services.
- Clients living in Retirement Homes are eligible for transportation services only.
- Clients with contact precautions are eligible dependent on the availability of PPE for client and driver (if necessary), and referral includes a description of the precaution. Intake reserves the ability to refuse the referral if deemed unable to safely service the client.
Once you are home, if you have any questions or if you have not heard from an intake person within two business days from your discharge, please contact:
Phone: (613) 732-3949