An efficient and effective home care system appropriately utilizes and collaborates with all members of the broader health care team to achieve value and to assist Ontarians who wish to receive care at home and remain independent. These include:
Family Physicians & Home Care
Family physicians are integral members of the health care team and are critical for the medical support they provide to clinicians in the home. The strong linkage between family physicians and home care practitioners enhances the ability for individuals to remain independent at home for as long as possible.
Pharmacists & Home Care
Pharmacists have unique expertise in medication management. They are responsible not only for the procurement and dispensing of medications, but also for their safe and effective use in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health and wellness. As medication expert, the pharmacist makes an important contribution to the home care team by serving as a resource for the increasing numbers of medications prescribed to seniors in particular. Read more...
Paramedics & Home Care
Paramedics are able to provide home visits to seniors known to call emergency services frequently, intervening and referring to care before needs become more serious.
 Ontario Pharmacists’ Association website - http://www.opatoday.com/index.php/advocacy/scope-of-practice.html