Home and Community Care Department

What is Home & Community Care?

  • Home & Community care are services provided mainly in the home of OCN members living on-reserve and is based on needs identified through a client assessment
  • Home & Community Care will support and improve the care provided by the family
  • The belief of care is to help people keep their independence in their own home
  • Services are client centered care delivered in a holistic manner

Who is eligible for Home & Community Care Services?

OCN Band Members living on reserve of any age who have been assessed and admitted to the Home & Community Care Program.

What Services are part of the Home & Community Care?

  • Client Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Skilled nursing services in home client specific
  • Foot/Wound Care
  • Home support personal care & home management
  • In home respite services
  • Linkages & referral to other health social services
  • Provision of and access to specialized medical equipment
  • Record keeping & data collection

Supportive Services

  • Palliative Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Life Line

Who Benefits from Home & Community Services?

OCN Members living on reserve who have an assessed need and who:

  • Have been discharged from any hospital
  • Have a chronic illness or disability requiring continued care
  • Require nursing care in home
  • Individuals who self identify to health care team that they require the service

Mission Statement

Home and Community Care Program will be developed to promote the highest level of well-being for our First Nations' peoples. Part of this Mission is to encourage and assist the families to accept responsibility for patient care.

It will offer integrated care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental needs of clients and families in their home and community. We strive to provide care with professional excellence and compassion. All care given will be fair and consistent.

Home & Community Care Goal

The goal of the program is to provide the best possible care that is safe, competent, and culturally appropriate. This can be reached by providing a comprehensive range of services to enable clients to be treated with priority care, respect, dignity while allowing clients to participate in care and maintain independence.

Home & Community Care Staff

Luise Bugera Community Health Services Manager
Jessica Hillier Home Care Coordinator
Shirley Partridge Home Care Nurse
Melanie Stangeland Home Care Nurse
Marlene Dick Health Care Aide
Jacqueline Mercredi Health Care Aide
Betty-Ann Burns Health Care Aide
Bill Burns Home Support Worker

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