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Home and Community Care Program

Home & Community Care Program
C/O Opaskwayak Health Authority
P.O. Box 10280
Opaskwayak, MB ROB2JO
Ph: 204-627-7150 or 7151
Fax: 204-627-7153

Mission Statement
Home and Community Care Program will be developed to promote the highest level of well-being for our First Nation's Peoples. Part of this Mission is to encourage and assist the families to accept responsibility for patient care. It will also offer integrated care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental needs of clients and families in their homes and community. Inspired by our historical cultural roots and traditional respect for human dignity, we strive to care with professional excellence and compassion. All care will be given in affair and consistent manner.

WHO BENEFITS FROM HOME & COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES?

Persons of any age who have an assessed need who:

  • Have been discharged from any hospital
  • Have an illness or disease needing follow up care
  • Are unable to live alone while waiting for care in a long term care facility
  • Have a disability requiring home assistance to live on their own
  • Need nursing care in the home
  • Choose to live at home instead of in a long term care facility as long as it is safe, affordable, and services are available
  • Referred by yourself, community health, family, friends, neighbors, or your doctor

OTHERS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM HOME & COMMUNITY CARE ARE:

  • family and friends who need support to continue the care for people in their home on OCN.

WHO PROVIDES THESE SERVICES?
Home & Community Care Services are provided by Registered Nurses, licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, Home Support Workers, and Home Care Maintenance.

Our employees include:

  • Sarah Cook, Home & Community Care Co-coordinator
  • Wilma Cook, RN, Case Co-coordinator
  • Marjorie Bignell, LPN
  • Linda Sanderson, HCA
  • Marlene Dick, HCA
  • Olive Lathlin, HCA
  • Charlotte Lathlin, HCA
  • Helen Laliberte, HSW
  • Angela Crane, HSW
  • Linda Lathlin, HSW
  • Bemadette Constant, HSW
  • EIeanor Lathlin, HSW
  • Agnes Cow/ey, HSW (casual)
  • David Wilson, Maintenance
  • Matthew Cook, Maintenance

Vision
Opaskwayak Cree Nation advocates and integrates First Nation culture and traditions for excellence in Home and Community Care.

Philosophy
We believe that all First Nation members have a right to culturally relevant holistic and Community centered care. We are committed to Preserving and maximizing the client’s ability to remain independent and in control of their lives. We believe that the role of the Home and Community Care Program is to support the care and services provided by the family, the community and other resources.

Goal
The goals of the Home and Community Program will be reached by providing the best Possible care through a comprehensive range of Services to enable clients to be treated with Priority care, respect and dignity, as well as maintaining their well-being and activities of Daily living. The success of the program is to be measured by the quality of care and services, which the clients receive and success will be evident when the clients are living in dignity and independence.

WHAT IS HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE?

  • Home and Community Care are services provided mainly in the home of OCN members living on-reserve and is based on needs identified through a client home assessment.

  • Home and Community Care will support and improve the care provided by the family and community but should not replace it.

  • The belief of care is to help people keep their independence in their own home and allow them to be close to their loved one as much as possible.

  • Services should be provided in a holistic manner that looks at the persons' physical, social, spiritual, and emotional need because each person is different and unique.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PART OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE?

The essential services that make up Home and Community Care are:

    CLIENT ASSESSMENT is 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 mini-physical assessment by the nurse

    The information gathered from these talks is documented and used to plan your care and the services you need. This plan will be discussed with you.

    CASE MANAGEMENT is the next step after your assessment to make sure that the plan for your care is right and is provided by the right caregiver at the right time.

    HOME CARE NURSING is:

    • Nursing care that is provided in your home or community setting
    • Teaching you and your family to help you care for yourself
    • Supervising the workers who provide you with your personal care

    PERSONAL CARE/HOME SUPPORT WORKER is:

    • Assistance with bathing, foot care
    • Assisting with activities of daily living e.g.:) preparing meals
    • General Housecleaning tasks

    IN-HOME RESPITE SERVICES:
    Provide care for you when it is not safe for you to be left alone while your family, who usually care for you, has a rest.

    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES:

    • Palliative Care
    • Meals on wheels
    • Lifeline hook-ups
    • Adult day care
    • Bath program
    • Etc



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