Home & Community Care

Home and Community Care is a coordinated system of services that enables First Nations people of all ages with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses to receive needed care in their homes and communities. Care is provided primarily through contribution agreements with First Nation communities and aims to equal services offered to other Canadians in similar geographical areas. Care is delivered primarily by home care registered nurses and trained, certified personal care workers. Service delivery is based on assessed need and follows a case management process.

Services:

Case Management:

  • Client assessment
  • Development of Care Plan including the involvement of family members
  • Service coordination with outside agencies if required
  • Client advocacy

Home Care Nursing:

  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Catheter Management
  • Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Blood Work
  • Anticoagulation management
  • Other work as ordered by your doctor
  • IV therapy including antibiotics, central lines
  • Client and Family teachings
  • Counseling and Grief Recovery

Personal Care:

  • Bathing
  • Mobility
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Dressing

Home Support Services:

  • Homemaker to provide housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, etc.
  • Home Maintenance & Support to do outside maintenance such as mowing the lawn, wood chopping, etc.

Medical Supplies and Equipment:

  • Assistive devices are loaned through your communities “Loan Cupboard” for short-term use

In-Home Respite Care:

  • Allows primary care givers to have a time-out from caring for their family members
  • Clients who have high care requirements may be referred for institutional Respite Care