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Home Support

The Home Support program has been in operation since 1987.  We offer a diverse range of supportive services to seniors and adults living with a physical challenge. The Home Support program works in conjunction with other community programs and services to provide a holistic approach to service delivery that will support, enhance and encourage independent living enabling individuals to remain at home for as long as possible.  

Programs & Services

Meal Programs

Coordinated by: Angela D. Maracle - Meal Service Coordinator

Nutritious meals and social connections are essential for the health, self-sufficiency, and well-being of seniors and individuals living with a physical challenge. The affordable and efficient services provided by our Meals on Wheels program helps to improve the overall health and wellness of individuals by providing high-quality nutrition and a social connection. Hot nutritious meals are prepared by our Home Support employees and are delivered to an individuals home by our volunteers/employees three times weekly. 

Our Breakfast, Diners and Supper club meal programs are offered in a central and accessible location. Meals are generally prepared by Home Support employees. Occasionally, the Home Support program will arrange for entertainment and/or guest speakers. All programs are offered at the Home Support Activity Centre unless otherwise stated in our monthly newsletter, with the exception of the Diners Club/BINGO which is always held at the Mohawk Community Centre.
 
contact Angela D. Maracle for details
 

Transportation Program

Coordinated by: Cindy Loft, Social and Recreation and Transportation Coordinator

Transportation is crucial to ensure access to essential services such as banking and grocery shopping. The availability of adequate transportation is key in supporting seniors and adults living with a physical challenge to continue to live independently within our community. This service helps to prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care placement. Many individuals who do not drive, must rely on family and friends to provide much of the transportation. But for others, it is necessary to find community resources to provide transportation, as this vital support service may be their only connection to the outside world. The Mohawk Handivan is used to transport seniors and adults living with a physical challenge residing within the community to Home Support programming, essential shopping, and some community activities. 

Contact Cindy Loft for details and/or to sign up
 

Social & Recreational Programs

Coordinated by: Cindy Loft, Social and Recreation and Transportation Coordinator
The Social and Recreational program consists of learning and recreational activities for seniors and adults living with a physical challenge that encourage community involvement and inter-generational contact. Examples of this service include: ceramic classes, bowling, scrapbooking, Wii bowling, and special pre-arranged outings.

 

Home Maintenance Program

Coordinated by: Jessica Brant, Volunteer and Home Maintenance Coordinator
The Home Maintenance Program provides assistance to seniors and adults living with a physical challenge who do not have family available to assist them with household tasks beyond their capability and where requested household tasks would fall outside of the scope of work provided through the Home and Community Care program. Examples of this service would include: grass cutting, weed-eating, snow removal from steps/walkways, indoor window washing, and seasonal cleaning. Grass cutting and weed-eating are considered to be a priority service, however, other services mentioned are offered upon available resources.
 
Work scheduled between Home Support and the service recipient is dependent upon weather and may require rescheduling. When a cancellation does occur, every effort will be made to reschedule service based upon an agreeable time for the service recipient and worker.
 
Friendly Visiting
Coordinated by: Patty Sager, Client Intervention Assistance Coordinator
Volunteer visitors and employees provide companionship and friendship to seniors and adults living with a physical challenge who have limited opportunities for social interactions and who may feel lonely and isolated in their homes. Visits are arranged at a mutually agreed upon time. Visits are made by employees and volunteers under agency supervision. Visitors may play cards, board games or engage the individual in an activity or hobby of interest.

 

Security and Reassurance

Coordinated by: Patty Sager, Client Intervention Assistance Coordinator
Telephone reassurance calls and security checks are made to individuals who have limited family and social contacts. The calls and checks are done by supportive, friendly volunteers and employees. This check ensures the safety and well-being of those who may be isolated and at risk. The 'check ins' provide a friendly contact at a designated time and day. The volunteer or employee calls, checks on the client's well-being, and chats briefly about subjects of interest to the client.

 

Emergency Response

Coordinated by: Patty Sager, Client Intervention Assistance Coordinator
This program provides information, referrals and assistance with medical alarms.  The goal of this program is to provide clients with the security and confidence to continue to live independently.  There is an installation and monthly monitoring fee, but this may be covered based on financial need.

 

Client Intervention and Assistance

Coordinated by: Patty Sager, Client Intervention Assistance Coordinator

The goal of this service is to provide support and crisis intervention in critical situations, stabilize and put a plan in place for the longer term.  Activities may include intervention and support for people facing homelessness, a critical or impending change in life situation (i.e. death of a family member, long term care placement, moving) or abuse and isolation.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Some program areas charge a nominal fee for service.

For more information on upcoming events please refer to our Home Support monthly newsletter or any of the Home Support Team.

If you are a senior or an adult living with a physical challenge and currently do not receive our monthly newsletter and wish to be included on our mailing list, please contact Jessica Brant at the Community Wellbeing Centre (613) 967-0122.

Related Information & Upcoming Events:

Elder Abuse Prevention Support Line 

 
 

Contact

Home Support Program
Community Wellbeing Building
Tracey Bunnett, Program Manager
50 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON K0K 1X0
PH: 613-967-0122