SPOs deliver services to the client directly and/or operate a building where care is provided. These organizations are usually incorporated entities, and can be one of the following: a non-profit organization, a private corporation, a municipal government or an aboriginal organization.
Home care services are usually provided by service provider organizations but may also be obtained from registries and independent providers. Home care organizations include home health providers; community support providers; staffing and private-duty providers; and companies specializing in medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceuticals, and drug infusion therapy.
Home care services generally are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on the client's needs, these services may be provided by an individual or a team of staff working on a part-time, intermittent, hourly, or shift basis