Home and Community Care

The goals of high quality home and community care are to ensure clients and their caregivers have greater access to the services they need, when they need them and as a result are able to remain at home while maintaining an optimal quality of life for as long as possible. Click here to read more.


The content in the Home and Community Care topic of the Quality Compass was developed in consultation with an advisory group of experts in the Home and Community Care sector across Ontario. Health Quality Ontario would like to thank the members of the Advisory Committee (listed below) for their continuing contributions to the content. We would also like to thank Debra Bell and Deborah Sattler of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for providing us with direction and advice on the development of the home and community care topic.
HQO Quality Compass Home Care Topic Advisory Group:

  • Anne Bell, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
  • Sarah Blakely, Personal Support Network of Ontario
  • Sue Davidson, Ontario Community Support Association
  • Jacqui Dow, Red Cross
  • Brenda Dusek, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Rheta Fanizza, St. Elizabeth
  • Dr. John Hirdes, Leslie Eckel, Ontario Home Care Research Network
  • Carol Nafziger, Revera Home Health
  • Kristen Parise, Alliance for Professional Associations of Community-Based Therapy Services
  • Cheryl Reid-Haughian, Ontario Home Care Association, Paramed
  • Lisa Sever, Institute for Safe Medicines Practices