Yes, there are long term care services that can be provided to your parents in their home to help them be as independent as possible. A range of in-home support services are available to assist seniors with the tasks of everyday living such as personal care (for example: bathing, grooming, feeding), light housekeeping, and meal preparation. These services can also include relief to caregivers. A social worker will visit with you and your parents to do an assessment and determine the types of services that are needed. In-home support services are not covered by Medicare so your parents will have to pay for these services. However, the Government will provide financial assistance if they are unable to pay the full cost of their services.
For more information contact your local Social Development Office