Individualized Funding Approaches for Children, Adults, and Elders

Family-Managed Home Care/Self-directed Care

Family Managed Home Care is intended to provide eligible people and families with more control over their care.  If you are already eligible for services through a Home and Community Care Supports Services organization, you may be eligible to receive funding directly to pay for home care services, offering greater flexibility and choice.

Through the program, you or your substitute decision maker would receive funding you can use to purchase home care services. You would be responsible for the related administrative tasks, such as finding, hiring and paying your service providers, but would also have the freedom to choose your provider, direct how they care for you, and set a schedule that works best for you.

This program is available for the following people with home care needs:

  • children with complex medical needs
  • adults with an acquired brain injury
  • home-schooled children with qualifying health care needs
  • those in extraordinary circumstances

Family-Managed Home Care – A Description: For a bit fuller description about this program, check out the webpage for Home and Community Care Support Services, North East. Most HCCSS sites would have a similar description.

For additional details view their Client and Family Information Handout


Contact your local Home and Community Care Support person to find out if you are eligible and for more information on how this program works.

Please note: These descriptions of individualized funding programs in Ontario are for information purposes only. The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario does not provide support to access funding or detailed information about each program. Please go to the various government sites for more information on how to apply to the programs.