No place like home

No place like home

June 27, 2017

27 June, 2017

The parents of two adult sons with highly complex medical needs and developmental disabilities contacted our Office because they felt they were in crisis. They wanted to continue to care for their sons at home, but were experiencing their own health challenges.

The parents of two adult sons with highly complex medical needs and developmental disabilities contacted our Office because they felt they were in crisis. They wanted to continue to care for their sons at home, but were experiencing their own health challenges. The sons needed round-the-clock care, the family’s funding through the Ministry’s Passport program was almost exhausted, and they had already received the maximum amount of personal support worker hours from the local Community Care Access Centre. After our Office made inquiries with a program supervisor, the Ministry of Community and Social Services collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to review the family’s case, and jointly provided funds for additional in-home supports.