The At Home Program assists parents with some of the extraordinary costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home through a range of health supports and services. It provides assistance in two main areas:
- Respite Benefits allow parents to choose appropriate care options for their child and family.
- Medical Benefits provide a range of basic, essential medical items and services
The At Home Program is for children and youth with severe disabilities who are:
- assessed by an At Home Program assessor as dependent in at least three of four functional activities of daily living (eating, dressing, toileting and washing), and;
- living at home with a parent or guardian.
Children may be eligible for both Respite Benefits and Medical Benefits, or a choice of one benefit.
Children with palliative conditions are eligible for both At Home Program Respite Benefits and Medical Benefits without an eligibility assessment.
Children receiving direct nursing care through Nursing Support Services are eligible for At Home Program Medical Benefits without an eligibility assessment.