Staff at your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) can connect you with the care you need at home and in your community. They can:
- Help you stay in your own home longer by arranging care in your home if you are finding living in your home difficult and by coordinating care in your community, including specialized support services
- Provide you with information about long-term care options if home care is not enough and it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home
Contact your LHIN if you or someone you know would like help with day-to-day activities.
Each LHIN is staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals who will assess your needs, determine your requirements for care, answer your questions and develop a customized care plan that meets your individual needs. Then, if required, they’ll arrange for health care professionals to provide a range of care and supportive services to help support you at home and help you enjoy the best possible quality of life. These may include nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, speech therapists and personal support workers.
When you contact your local LHIN, a care coordinator assesses your needs, answers your questions and develops a care plan for you. Your care coordinator will check in with you regularly to see if your needs have changed or your plan needs adjustment.
The advice and services provided by your LHIN are covered by OHIP.
There are 14 LHINs throughout Ontario. Find your local LHIN [opens in new window] »
Call 310 2222 or
visit the LHIN website for more information [opens in new window] »
Historical Note: These services used to be provided through Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) and some people may remember this name. Now that these services are provided by LHINs, the CCAC terminology is no longer in use. You may occasionally come across the older term as organizations work to update their materials.