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Frequent Questions

Common Questions

We offer reasonable pricing health care plans, insurance packages based on financial conditions of clients.
01. How is Health Meadows different from the rest?
We are a unique healthcare company in the fact that we are trying to change the culture and stigma around home healthcare. We are a business that is founded on core principles and philosophies. Our core principles are: Providing professional, empathetic care to our clients, respecting & supporting our staff and actively giving back to our local community. We provide quality, professional healthcare services provided by contented staff in your own home.
02. How Much is Care Going to Cost?
We offer both hourly and flat-rate services to meet your care needs. We tailor a home care arrangement to fit both your family's lifestyle and budget. We can schedule a professional CarePro to help for a few hours or as many as 24 hours. We're here for you seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. Call us for a free, in-home care consultation to talk about how we can meet your family's needs.
03. The Value of Home Care
Opting for in home health care can seem like the more difficult and more expensive option. The question then becomes is assisted living or home care less expensive? The general rule of thumb is that if 40 hours or less per week of paid home care is required, then home care is a less expensive option than assisted living. However, there are many factors that can easily change this equation such as one’s province, whether they rent or own their home or if they require additional services in assisted living such as Alzheimer’s care.
04. Funding Options and Care Rates for Home Care in Ontario
Home care in Ontario can be publicly funded by the government or paid for privately by an individual. Most of the time, the government will cover at least part of the cost of home care services. In fact, figures from Statistics Canada show that 91% of households reported no out-of-pocket costs for home care nursing services, and 79% reported they didn’t have to pay for other home care services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and nutrition counselling). However, the amount of publicly funded care might not be enough for all of the home care needs, so individuals often supplement by purchasing additional private care. Service rates vary across the country, the average rate for care in Ontario is between $29.00 to $40.00 per hour for home support, personal care and/or companionship. Professional services including nursing and therapy are more depending on the type of services – especially Alzheimer’s/Dementia services typically between $50 and $60.00 per visit.
05. Minimum Required Hours of Service:
At Health Meadows we want to dedicate the proper time to provide exceptional quality care while never making our CarePROs feel like less than our priority. As such we require a minimum of 3 hour care per visit. Exceptions can be made if you require less but are on a client-to-client basis. #6 Long-Term Care Insurance --> Change to: What's the best choice I can make when choosing a home care agency in Ontario? If you qualify for publicly funded home care, the LHIN will assign a home care agency to your case based on their preferred agency list. If you are looking to pay privately for home care, you can choose any agency that you prefer. Please research the agencies properly and go with one that you trust and feel fits your needs best. You can read our guide on choosing Home Care in Ontario for more information about the process.
06. What's the best choice I can make when choosing a home care agency in Ontario?
If you qualify for publicly funded home care, the LHIN will assign a home care agency to your case based on their preferred agency list. If you are looking to pay privately for home care, you can choose any agency that you prefer. Please research the agencies properly and go with one that you trust and feel fits your needs best. You can read our guide on choosing Home Care in Ontario for more information about the process.
07. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Healthcare Benefits
Health Meadows has proudly partnered with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). VAC has linked with Medavie Blue Cross to provide financial support to qualified Veterans who receive healthcare benefits and services through VAC’s healthcare programs.
08. Billing
Once Service with Health Meadows is initiated, invoices will be sent every two weeks. Fees for services rendered are payable upon receipt of invoice. Methods of payment accepted by Health Meadows are: bank draft, money order, E-Transfer, Visa or MasterCard.
09. How Do I Know I'm Covered if the Worst Happens?
Health Meadows Care Services has obtained Professional Liability Errors & Omissions Insurance to protect our clients and our CarePROS TM. Our policy covers $2,000,000 a claim.

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