Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Canton, New York 13617-1476
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
(June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM)
Susan J. Hathaway - Director
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Long Term Home Health Care Program
Caring for Your Long-term Care Needs at Home
Click here for program brochure
Are you looking for an alternative to Nursing Home care for your loved one?"
The Long Term Home Health Care Program may be the answer.
Working in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services and other community agencies, we may be able to tailor a care program for your loved one's individual needs.
Is my loved one eligible?
If your loved one is a resident of St. Lawrence County he or she may be eligible for Long Term Home Health Care Program. In addition, the patient must qualify for:
nursing home level care
have a physician approved plan of care
reside in his or her own home or that of a responsible care giver
require care due to a medical condition
have a safe home environment including a working telephone and can be cared for safely in the home.
It is also important that the patient have someone who is willing to assume responsibility to serve as his or her caretaker.
How do we apply for Long-term Care?
The first step is to ask your physician, medical practitioner, hospital, or community agency for a referral. You can also call the Program at (315) 386-2325.
Is there a cost?
Long Term Home Health Care Program costs are covered by Medicaid.
How do I know what's the best plan of care for my loved one?
Our nursing staff will work with you to determine your needs. A plan of care will be developed to keep you or your loved one safely in their home setting.
Who will take care of my loved one?
Professional members of our staff will come to your home to help you meet your loved one's day- to-day needs.
What services do you offer?
A wide-range of services are available and include:
Skilled Nursing Care
Our professional nursing staff will work with you to coordinate the care needed. In edition, the nurses provide injections, teaching, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy and catheter care should the need for these services arise while enrolled in the program.
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Our aides are specially trained to provide general personal care including bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation, exercise programs, and light housekeeping.
· Occupational Therapy
· Speech Therapy
· Respiratory Therapy
· Physical Therapy
· Social Work
· Homemaker (housekeeping, grocery shopping, laundry)
· Home Modifications
· Personal Emergency Response System
NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care
NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care is a free information and assistance service that is available to individuals of all ages and their families to help them make better decisions regarding their long tem care needs. NY Connects will serve the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, regardless of their payer source. NY Connects is a trusted resource that provides impartial and unbiased information about Long Term Care choices in St. Lawrence County. Click on link for the Resource Directory.