Perennial Policy Issues in Directly – Funded Home Care in Canada

Perennial Policy Issues in Directly-Funded Home Care in Canada: An Intersectional, Qualitative Study to enhance Social and Health Outcomes

Following on the results of Dr. Kelly’s earlier research on Directly-Funded (DF) Home Care for Older Adults in Canada, this project asks: How can DF home care programs be designed to enhance social and health outcomes for diverse home care clients, informal supports, and care workers in Canadian contexts?

This study focuses on three perennial policy issues – that is, areas in which consensus has not been reached, and further, that may present challenges to the equitable access to DF. In doing so, the following will be considered: i) the role of home care agencies in DF service delivery; ii) developing DF as a niche or mainstream program; and iii) adapting DF for rural contexts.

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This research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, project grant number 426446.