Garden River Wellness Centre
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Home and Community Care

The Home and Community Care program provides support services intended to enrich the well-being of the clients while maintaining them within their home and community. 

Eligibility for Program:

To apply for this program, you must be:

  • An Elderly person in need of support services.
  • An adult with a physical or mental disability
  • In need of support services at home for a short period of time while recovering from being hospitalized. 

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • A Garden River Band member.
  • No significant environmental risk of harm to the care providers.
  • Meet requirements of a financial means test through the Niigaaniin Program.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Support the needs of clients so they can remain safely at home.
  • Reduce unnecessary hospitalization.
  • Reduce the length of hospital stays.
  • Improve quality of life and independence.  

Available Services:

  • Personal Support Workers (PSW)
    • For clients who require assistance with personal hygiene due to physical limitation or cognitive impairment. 
    • PSW can provide assistance or supervision
  • Emergency Safety
    • 24-hour Emergency Assistance available for clients through a small emergency transmitter pendant.
    • Police, Fire, or Ambulance available for your home by ATS professional if needed. 
  • Non-Medical and Medical Transportation
    • Transportation is available for Home & Community Care clients to access non-medical appointments i.e.- banking, shopping, etc. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). 
    • Transportation also available for Home & Community Care clients for scheduled appointments at the Wellness Centre (Tuesdays & Thursdays). 
    • Please contact the Medical Transportation Coordinator, Robin Lesage ext. 221. Medical Transportation for more information. 
  • Social Activities
    • Monthly Elders Luncheons
    • Informative guest speakers 
    • Various Social Activities and Events throughout the year. 
    • Please contact the Social Activities Helper, Tia Caraballo, ext. 249. 

For more information contact the Home & Community Care Coordinator Nurse, Tessa Belleau, ext. 225