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Home At Last

Is offered at no cost

Is available if you are 55 years of age or older

If you or your caregiver requires assistance to safely get settled back at home

If you live in Huron or Perth County

If you or your caregiver can direct own care

Service is for day of discharge only and individuals must be left safely on their own or in the care of a caregiver

Next day visit can be provided

Home At Last

Helping you from hospital to home

Home At Last provides transitional support services for adults who are aging, frail, or have special complex needs and require assistance for a safe return home from the hospital.

Learn more about Home At Last by watching this video

What our clients are saying about Home At Last

"Home at Last is the best program out there. I don't know what I would have done without it.  I have used it twice in the past and I feel it literally saved my life after coming home because I don't have any people in my life to support me."  

"What a glorious thing to have available."  

"That program is terrific.  I want to thank you for such wonderful care.  You have been so lovely to call and check on me." 

Home at Last is a program designed to work collaboratively with the Hospitals, Community Support Service Agencies and the CCAC to help transition older adults home after a hospital stay or visit to the emergency department.

  • There is no cost to the client.
  • Facilitates a safe and timely discharge from hospital to home.
  • Coordinates services for a smoother transition of clients from hospital to community.
  • Improves client discharge experience and client health outcomes using the Client Driven Care approach.
  • Improves client access to ongoing community support services.

To register or for additional information 1-877-502-8277 and ask for the Home At Last program.

Home At Last is available to individuals 55 years of age and older. (Clients under 55 can be considered on a case by case basis).

Clients must live in Huron or Perth County.

Clients must be medically stable.

  • Home At Last is eligible to residents of retirement homes and Long Term Care facilities.
  • Day surgery or elective surgery clients requiring support when they go home the same day can access Home At Last.
  • Service is available to clients having procedures that require sedation.
  • Clients do not need to be using CCAC services after discharge.

There is no fee for this program. This program is funded through the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN).

  • Referrals are set up with the Discharge CCAC Care Coordinator at the hospital OR by contacting ONE CARE
    • It is ideal if referrals are set up the day before, however same day referrals can generally be accommodated.
    • Referrals are taken Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
    • Weekend discharges are possible if set up by Friday at 2:00 pm.
  • ONE CARE links with the Community Support Service agency to arrange for services, example, transportation and Home At Last attendant
  • The attendent will meet the client at the hospital or at home.
    • The attendant can stay for up to four hours with the client.
    • Safety assessment of the home is completed.
    • Groceries or prescriptions can be picked up by the attendant.
    • The attendant can assist with personal care, light housekeeping or laundry.
    • A complimentary meal (Frozen Meals on Wheels) is provided upon request for each client.
  • Once the client is settled at home they will receive a follow up call from Home At Last within 24 to 48 hours and discuss additional services that may be available.

Home at Last is provided in Partnership with:

  • St Marys & Area Home Support Services
  • Community Outreach Milverton
  • Mitchell & Area Community Outreach
  • VON Huron Perth
  • South West Community Care Access Centres - Huron & Perth