Home & Community Care
Home and Community Care, as part of the Community Health programs, must only do for people the things that they cannot do for themselves in order to preserve their self-worth. When people feel good about themselves they are more likely to be strong resources in their families and communities. We provide services for over 100 clients every month!
Functions & Activities
Services are provided by fully qualified staff to assist individuals in remaining in their own home for as long as possible. Staff include 3 Registered Nurses, 2 Registered Practical Nurse, 7 Personal Support Workers, and 1 Community Support Worker.
Services are based on needs identified through a client assessment and deal with physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.
All inquiries and services adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines.
Family and friends are the primary care givers, and support and assistance is available to them. However, services are not meant to replace to care provided by primary care givers, and Home and Community Care does not provide round the clock services..
Eligibility: Home & Community Care services are available to a status resident living in Tyendinaga of any age who has an assessed need and who
Has been discharged from the hospital
Has an illness or disease needing follow-up care
Needs nursing care in the home
Is unable to live alone while waiting for care in a long term care facility
Has a disability requiring assistance to live on their own
Chooses to live at home instead of a long term care facility as long as it is safe, affordable and services are available
And to family members and friends who need support to continue to care for the individual in the home.
Referrals to the Home & Community Care program are provided by hospitals, doctors, and nurses. You may also refer yourself, a family member, a friend or a neighbour.
Home and Community Care can share with a Community Care Access Center to deliver services which fall outside their jurisdiction or when additional care is required. Home & Community Care can also facilitate the provision of additional services such as education, long term care placements, medical transportation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, diabetic education, dieticians, specialists, and counselling.
Client assessments are carried out by:
Talking with you and your family
Talking with your doctor and other people who have cared for you
Reviewing your health history
A physical check up
The information gathered from these talks is recorded and used to plan your care and the services you require. We then discuss your care plan with you.
Case management is an ongoing evaluation of client needs/care plan with amendments as needed. This can also include the coordination of services with outside medical service providers. Advocacy services are also available.
Home Care Nursing
Nursing care is provided in the home by registered nurses, and includes care such as treatments and dressings. We provide education for the client, family and caregivers on specified care.
Personal care is provided though assistance with personal hygiene, dressing and foot care.
Foot Care Clinic- available to status residents of Tyendinaga who are unable to independently perform their own foot care.
Community Support Worker- available for friendly visiting and assistance with errands for our clients.
Assistance is provided with light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, and preparation.
In-Home Respite Care
We provide care for a client when it is not safe for them to be left alone while the family or caregiver has a break.
We provide assistance to family and care givers when a client is in the palliative stages of an illness.
A variety of medical equipment is available for short term use (approximately three months). Equipment includes, but is not limited to, hospital beds, commodes, walkers, mobility assistance items, etc.
A variety of clinical services are available at Home and Community Care. Please contact staff for more information.
Tyendinaga Home and Community Care
Community Wellbeing Building
50 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON K0K 1X0
Phone: 613-962-9376 (all hours) or 613-967-3603 (daytime only)