First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care

The First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care (FNIHCC) program provides funding and advice on developing home and community care services to Indigenous people living in First Nations and Inuit communities.

About the program

The program focuses on services such as:

  • client-need assessment, case management and care coordination
  • in-home respite care or temporary care for individuals who cannot be left alone
  • nursing
    • care planning
    • medication monitoring
    • symptom management
  • personal care
    • bathing
    • grooming
    • dressing

The program also funds operation of services, such as:

  • record-keeping
  • personnel supervision
  • training

Who can apply

First Nations and Inuit people, of all ages, with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly:

  • who live in a First Nations reserve, a First Nations community North of 60 or an Inuit community
  • who have undergone a formal assessment of continuing care service needs and have been assessed as requiring one or more services

How to apply

For further information on how to apply, please contact your regional office.

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