Home and Community Care Services

Older Adult Mistreatment

KSCS home and Community Care Services along with KSCS Prevention and Family Violence programs is launching a campaign regarding older adult mistreatment. The campaign was formerly known as Elder Abuse. The Kahnawà:ke campaign has been named Iethi’nikòn:rare ne thotí:iens (We are looking out for our elders).

Over the next year, we will be focusing on informing the community about older adult mistreatment in an effort for community members to gain a better understanding of this issue and how it affects the individual, the family and the community at large. Our intention is to assist community members who are being affected by mistreatment to raise awareness and inform them of the resources that are available.

On June 15, 2017, we will launch the campaign at the Kahnawà:ke Services Complex from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This date also coincides with the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is the day declared by the World Health Organization to raise awareness and efforts “to eliminate all forms of violence and abuse against older people.” (UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon).

On that day, we will have general information on older adult mistreatment. Purple Ribbons, which are the symbol to accompany the campaign, will be given out and we will have prizes available. All Kahnawà:ke organizations will be given the Purple Ribbons and are asked to support the campaign.

In honour of our elders, there will be a BBQ and social for all elders in the community. The event will take place on June 15, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Turtle Bay Elder’s Lodge. There is no charge for the event and the food is available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

 

 

Below is a link to a short survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5Q5T96

Home Care Nursing

Services Provided

The Homecare nurses of KMHC work collaboratively with KSCS's Home and Community Care Services and other professionals to provide health care to individuals who cannot seek medical attention due to diminished mobility, illness or their physical condition.

The program is aimed towards the elderly, chronically ill, disabled, terminally ill, and those convalescing from major hospitalizations necessitating nursing care. Ongoing nursing visits provide support and supervision needed to maintain an independent lifestyle and safely meet the demands of daily living.

Referrals to the Kahnawake homecare team are made by physicians, other agencies, family members, neighbors and patients themselves.

Home care services are provided Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and on weekends for scheduled patients.

  •  On-call services are provided for palliative care patients.
  •  Evening dressing changes.
  •  Intravenous therapy

Home Care

Ideally, the homecare team works hand in hand with families to provide the following services:

  • Medications Assistant: Assist clients with medication compliance in accordance with Law 90.
  • Personal Care: For people with loss of autonomy who require cueing or help with daily bathing and/or dressing.
  • Meal Preparation: Work in conjunction with Meals on Wheels to ensure clients have at least one good meal per day.
  • In Home Respite: Scheduled care provided for those who are not safe to be left alone, to give family members occasional breaks.
  • Escorts: To provide medical escorts only when family is not available. Provide assistance for shopping, and errands when family is not available.
  • Domestic Services: Help with basic household chores, usually provided on a weekly basis, based on assessments.
How to access: 
A call to 450-632-5499 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Turtle Bay Elders Lodge

The Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge (TBEL) is a residential elders institution, constructed based on National Building Codes and maintained under the National Fire & Safety Codes that provides a continuum of care to elders within their community that addresses health and social needs.

TBEL has 22 rooms, 25 beds (including five extended care rooms with eight extended care beds for those who require additional care). 17 Rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, private bath and a door that opens to your own green space to sit and enjoy the sun by your room or in the gazebo located at the back of the lodge

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Meals on Wheels

A community based service provided to all elderly Kahnawa’kehró:non who may need nutritional meals.

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-5499 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Elders Caseworker

Elders’ Case Workers provide casework; care planning and service delivery to the elderly population of Kahnawake with social issues.

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-5499 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Adult and Elders Services Counsellor

The Adults and Elders’ Services Counsellor offers information and liaison services for:

  • income security programs
  • disabilities
  • civil status
  • estate planning and management

and provides Commissioner of Oaths and other services as required.

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-5499 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.

Elders Day Program

The program is targeted to elders or individuals in need of socialization access to activities and a meal in a central location.

Programing enhances the independence of elderly Kahnawa’kehró:non by providing information, assistance, healthy programs, and activities to residents and other elderly in the community.

 

 

How to access: 
A call to 450-632-5499 during regular office hours will put you in touch with the appropriate resource person.