Home Support Services

Home support services are available to people who need non-professional help with activities of daily living to remain at home and in their communities. Western Health may help to pay for the cost of home support.


A Social Worker or Nurse must visit to complete an assessment. The assessment will identify the strengths and needs of a person and will look at the support available from family and others to meet those needs. Paid home support is meant to help when the support provided by family and others is not enough to meet a person's needs. A person must complete a financial assessment before Western Health can help to pay for home support. A person may be required to pay towards the cost of home support.

Goal of Home Support

Home support tries to provide the additional help that people and families need to remain at home and living in their communities. 

Home Support Services

Home support may include help in the following areas:

Personal Care

This includes help with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, walking and feeding.

Household Management

This includes help with light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and home management and shopping.


Respite includes supervision and help with recreational activities, and/or assistance with any activity of daily living.

Behavioral Support

This includes assistance with behavior management and/or modification to individuals with a developmental disability.

Home support workers are employed directly by the individual/family, or through a licensed home support agency.

To make a referral for services please contact:

Port Saunders-861-9126

Cow Head-243-2450

Bonne Bay-458-2381

Woody Point-453-2401


Deer Lake-635-7830


Corner Brook-634-5551


Benoits Cove-789-3211



Stephenville Crossing-646-3633



Codroy Valley-955-2485

Port Aux Basques-695-6250