Dealing with chronic disease, end of life care, or returning home from a hospital stay can be stressful. The Home Care program provides in home care and support to member First Nations based on individual medical needs. The Residential Care Aids (RCAs) provide personal care and assistance with activities of daily living to ensure that our clients maintain the healthiest life possible. The RCA works in collaboration with the Home Care Nurses (HCN) and the Community Health Nurses (CHN) in each community to ensure culturally sensitive and holistic care is provided. Home Care services are predominantly offered from Monday to Friday at various times; services for palliative care and respite service times vary based on client need.
The team consists of a team of RCAs and a Registered Nurse that rotate throughout our member First Nations. We currently provide Home Care services on-reserve to: Wet’suwet’en, Burns Lake Band, Nadleh Whut’en, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn, Yekooche First Nation, Skin Tyee, Stellat’en, Takla Lake First Nation and Saik’uz First Nation. Referrals are accepted from community members and professionals and followed by an individualized assessment to determine specific needs.
We provide services predominantly to individuals who have recently been discharged from the hospital, or struggle with chronic disease. Services may include follow up care following a hospital visit, chronic illness monitoring, and health and nutrition education. We also provide support to individuals requiring heath aids and equipment, and assess individuals for long-term care requirements if needed. Due to the nature of our services, we mostly provide services to adults in the 30-59 and 60+ stages of the life cycle, however we will provide our services to anyone in need at any age.
For more information about our home care program, contact the CSFS Home Care Coordinator in our Vanderhoof Office, 1-866-567-2333.
Click here to view our Careers Page if you are interested in joining our CSFS Home Care team!
Last modified: Sunday 01-May-16 15:04:51 PDT