Home and Community Care Program

Home & Community Care Program

Tel: 519-534-5683
Fax: 519-534-0964

Health Dept.

Home and Community Care Program

The Chippewas of Nawash Home and Community Care Program is based on a holistic approach, which will provide service to any Chippewas of Nawash Band Member in the community who has a physical, emotional, mental or social need for assistance in order to contain living independently in their community. The Home and Community Care Loan Cupboard is available to program clients to provide short term loan of homecare equipment and supplies as needed. They have a specialized vehicle to provide transportation for shopping for seniors, disabled community members and Home and Care clients twice a month. There is also a Hot Meal Program that provides one congregate dinner per month and one lunch time meal delivery per month. The Home and Community Care Program has one Home Care Nurse who assists with providing home care assessments, case management and home care nursing.

Community Support Services Program

The Chippewas of Nawash Community Support Services Program has a variety of supportive services for the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.  These services play a critical role as complements to in-home and other formal services and to the assistance provided by family and friends. The Chippewas of Nawash Community Support Services provide the following support services;  Meal services in conjunction with the Hot Meal Program we provide delivery of hot meals and congregate dining; Emergency Response Systems Support  is offered in a Healthy Safe environment aimed at promoting and preserving the wellness of seniors; and escorted transportation is offered to all program sponsored activities. Caregiver Support provides information, education and training that will assist the caregivers and support staff to provide care and emotional support to the client. The service is provided in group or individual sessions.


The main goal of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation Homemaker Program is to enable the community members to remain as independent as possible in their own home and community by providing a professional home care service. The Homemaker Program provides homemaking services to individuals to establish and maintain a more healthy and safer home environment. They work directly and cooperatively with the individual, family and other community services to assist those to achieve maximum independence appropriate to their situation.

The Homemaker Program provides assistance to those needing personal care as required by the individual or family in carrying out normal functions of daily life such as; eating, washing, dressing and activities which enhance their feeling of well-being. All care provided is client centered and flexible to meet the individual needs of each client and/ or family. The Homemaker Program also provides regular and support Homemaker staff, this covers Personal Support Worker training and Enhanced Skills Training under ministry guidelines.