BARRIE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE


Barrie Native Friendship Centre

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Life Long Care Program

The Life Long Care Program at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres.


This program provides services to Aboriginal people, regardless of age, who are disable, chronically ill, frail elderly or who require acute/chronic continuum of care. Programs and services are designed to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of people who require:


· Care

· Service Referrals

· Support

· Health and Education

· Information

· Extended Support


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?


Applicants must meet one of the following:

  • Assistance is required with necessities of daily living due to mobility issues
  • Assistance is required to ensure safety or well-being due to long-term illness, disease, multiple health problems or disabilities
  • Is frail/elderly and at risk of being injured of hospitalized
  • Is suffering from a severe debilitation health condition

SERVICES PROVIDED


FRIENDLY VISITING:

A supported service that provides a one-to-one visit to an isolated senior, physically disabled adult, or person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia on a regular basis. The visits are generally made to the client’s home but the worker can also do shopping for the client, take the client on a shopping trip, banking or to a social or cultural event.


ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICE:

This is a service provided by the Life Long Care Program to Aboriginal clients living off-reserve. The purpose of the service is to support their members with information, referrals, advocacy, and access to mainstream long-term care services such as CCACs.


TRANSPORTATION:

A supportive service that provides escorted transportation to medical appointments, shopping and various social activities/programs within Barrie. Transportation can be provided by agency vehicles, public transportation or assisting the person to walk to the destination.


CONGREGATE DINING:

A support service that provides a nutritious meal and a social activity to clients. This service is targeted to those clients who are either in receipt or eligible to receive other Life Long Care community support services. This service complements other services by providing a meal out of the home and an opportunity to socialize.

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