Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC)

S & FMC Contact:

Terry McIntosh
IL Consultant
terrym@ilrc.mb.ca

Independent Living Resource Centre
311a-393 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 3H6
(204)947-0194
thecentre@ilrc.mb.ca

Self and Family Managed Care

What Is Self Management?

The concept of Self-Management comes into play when individual consumers accept full responsibility to be accountable for the funds available to them through the Regional Health Authority Homecare option. Self-Managers use the funding to provide for their assessed care and non-professional services to maintain an independent living, community-based lifestyle. Managers are responsible for human resource functions, including hiring and training attendants, as well as all applicable deductions involved with hiring employees (Canada Revenue Agency Remittances, EI, CPP, etc.)

What Is Family Managed Care?

The concept of Family-Managed Care comes into play when a designated family member or trusted friend undertakes and accepts full responsibility for administrating the assessed care needs and non-professional services on behalf of the eligible consumer. The Family Manager who chooses this option for meeting their family member's needs is responsible for the human resource functions, including hiring and training attendants, as well as the applicable taxes involved with hiring employees (Canada Revenue Agency Remittances, EI, CPP, etc.)

To be eligible for SFMC individuals must:

  • Be a resident of Manitoba
  • Be registered with Manitoba Health
  • Require health services or assitance with the activities of daily living
  • Require service to remain safely in their homes
  • Require more assistance than is available from existing supports and community resources

What Steps Are Needed In Becoming A Self Or Family Manager?

Step 1

Make an inquiry to your Case Coordinator at Home Care or if you are not a client of Home Care call Intake 204-788-8330.

Step 2

Your Coordinator will review your assessed hours of care needed or a new care assessment will take place.

Step 3

Once approved, the contract is signed, and you will receive funding from the Regional Health Authority.