Home & Community Care

“If you were to set the overall nursing standard by the demonstrated examples of the nurses and staff of Home & Community Care – it would be gold stars across every column because they definitely go above and beyond their scope of professional service delivery, there are not enough kudos to give.”

- Family member of a palliative client who was able to pass away in their own home


The Home & Community Care has been in place in this community since the year 2000. It was developed under the guidance and direction of Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Our mandate is to provide care to those who reside within the borders of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and who have First Nations Status, either from this Territory or another in Canada.
Vision Statement: Recognizing that Tyendinaga First Nation people are its most valuable resource, the Home and Community Care program contributes to the respect and dignity of individuals by providing needed supportive services.
These services are intended to enhance the person’s self-determination, self-reliance and wellbeing through family and community resources, thus enabling individuals to continue to live productive, useful lives in their own homes. Tyendinaga Home & Community Care must only do for people the things that they cannot do for themselves in order to preserve their self-worth, and is not intended to replace the support and care traditionally provided by family members.



Office 613-962-9376

Program Manager Catherine Galbraith RN x 119  – catherinegalbraith@mbq-tmt.org

Admin Assistant Melody Patterson x 116 – melodypatterson@mbq-tmt.org

Care Coordinator Kaila Lewis RPN x 138 – HCCcasemgr@mbq-tmt.org


Fax  1-855-936-1290


TH&CC works closely with clients, family members, hospital discharge planners, family physicians, other primary care providers, specialists, therapists, NIHB, Home Support, Housing and anyone else that could assist in planning holistic care for our most vulnerable community members.
Referrals to the TH&CC program are not limited to hospitals, doctors and nurses. You may refer yourself, a family member, friend or neighbor (with their permission). A nurse then does an assessment to determine eligibility and need. All inquiries and services adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines.

The main program is funded by Health Canada. This covers our nurses, equipment, supplies, vehicles, training etc. We have also recently received new funding from Provincial Ministry of Health. 
Our Personal Support and Homemaking care is funded through the Provincial Ministry of Health and INAC (80%, 20% respectively). This part is subject to nursing assessment and financial assessment for eligibility.
Tyendinaga Home & Community Care is a network of services provided by qualified staff to assist individuals in remaining in their own home for as long as possible. These services include client assessments, case management, personal care, home care nursing, homemaking, in-home respite care, palliative care, foot care, and community support work.
MBQ has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Provincial Home and Community Care providers, and we work together with them for long-term care placements, and at times for nursing and personal care if we are overwhelmed with a high client care load.



Programs & Services


Wound care, chronic disease management assistance, palliative care, assistance with medication management, education for clients and caregivers, other care ordered by a physician

Home Making

Assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning and preparation

Palliative Care

Assistance to family or caregiver when a client is not expected to recover. Includes both nursing and personal care.

Foot Care

A variety of clinical services are available at Home and Community Care.  Please contact staff for more information. 

Care Coordination

Initial nursing assessments to determine client centred care needs, lead by client, in discussion with formal and informal care providers, care plan development, navigation and on-going evaluation of clients’ needs. 

Personal Care

Assistance with personal hygiene and dress, physio exercises, transfers


Caring for a client when it is not safe for them to be left alone, allowing a break for family or caregiver

Community Support Worker

egistered Social Service Worker providing support for community members based on assessment needs; counselling, community services and social support programs to encourage balanced social connection.

Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard

A basic variety of medical equipment available for loan on short-term basis (max. 3months). Items include walkers, commodes, bedrails, canes, etc based on availability and eligibility criteria.