Health Department – Home and Community Care Program

Home and Community Care Program Manager – Robin Wood, RN

Home and Community Care Clerk – Becky Adams

This program provides home care and community services for people requiring assistance to continue to live a productive life in the familiar surroundings of their own home and community. The program promotes self-reliance, well-being, and support from family and community.

We have an excellent team of Personal Support and Home Support Workers who provide in-home services such as personal care and home management (light housekeeping, shopping and meal preparation).

Eligible clients include Aamjiwnaang band members who have a need for care (chronic disease, post-surgery, immobility, respite, frail, and elderly).  Eligibility requirements include an in-home assessment by the program nurse.  The care plan is developed by the nurse with input from the client and family.

Seniors Worker – Peggy Rogers

picture of Peggy Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

Our Seniors Program offers a variety of programs throughout the year such as Drop-In, craft workshops, shopping and game nights.

Seniors Painting

Seniors Painting

Seniors Mother's Day Lunch

Seniors Mother’s Day Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seniors Congregate Dining Program takes place on Wednesdays at the Community Centre. Free lunch is served to community members ages 55 and up. We sometimes have guest speakers and other special events and celebrations.

Seniors Christmas Lunch

Seniors Christmas Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also partner with the Youth Program to deliver activities for seniors and youth throughout the year. Community members really look forward to our annual summer barbecue and Christmas dinner.

Barbeque

Barbeque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Loan Cupboard

We have a limited amount of medical equipment available for lending. Examples include crutches, canes, bath/toilet aids and wheelchairs. Availability of equipment depends on the community needs at the current time.  We encourage community members to obtain their own equipment through government programs and are willing to help with or direct this process.