When the time comes that staying at home becomes more difficult because of declining health; when the focus of a person’s healthcare shifts from cure to care, Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) staff and volunteers are here to provide support. All of our services and programs are free of charge and open to all adults in the communities of North Lanark, including Almonte, Carleton Place, Appleton, Clayton, Beckwith, Blakeney, Pakenham, and surrounding areas.
We deliver our services where you live — your private home, hospital, long-term care home or retirement residence.
Our Program Coordinators can support you in numerous ways. Our Visiting Volunteer program is designed to meet the needs of our client and their family and caregivers, with the goal of sharing the journey and ensuring that they are not alone. The HHNL Visiting Volunteer program focuses on compassionate listening, companionship, emotional support, and the sharing of information and resources. See https://hhnl.ca/how-we-can-help-you/ and https://hhnl.ca/nav-care.ca
We also support caregivers (whether or not your loved one signs up for the Visiting Volunteer program), and people who are struggling at home due to declining health.
We have expanded our services in the areas of Public Education, and making resources more readily accessible. https://hhnl.ca/public-education-events-resources
Grief and Bereavement Support also falls within our mandate https://hhnl.ca/grief-and-bereavement-support/
You do not need a referral for any of our services.
Anyone seeking assistance can contact us directly:.
However, we do accept referrals from others, such as a family member, informal caregiver, health care provider in the community or personal physician. Our Program Coordinators will undertake an initial assessment home visit. All services offered by HHNL are confidential and free of charge.
Home Hospice North Lanark’s Program Coordinators oversee our programs, help identify needed palliative care resources, share information and provide referrals to other community resources. They recruit, train, and supervise our specially trained Visiting Volunteers, and oversee bereavement support programs. The Program Coordinators will match you with a Visiting Volunteer or simply provide the information and referral to other resources in the community that you require. Our satellite offices offer a convenient way to chat with one of our Coordinators in a casual setting.
We work closely with community partners such as the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, who provide Palliative Nursing care and other professional services that provide social work, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Another local organization we can refer clients to is the Lanark County Community Paramedicine program, who can provide a range of services to clients in their home, including wellness checks, Vitals/ECG, Needs/Risk assessments, mental health assessments, COVID testing and vaccine, medication compliance, health education, urine dips, blood analysis, and the influenza vaccine. The Almonte Civitan Club’s medical loan cupboard, which offers an inventory of good condition used medical equipment that they lend out on a short term basis, or as needed at no cost, is another of our partners. https://hhnl.ca/community-partners/
HHNL is a registered not-for-profit charity, funded 100% through donations and targeted fundraisers. Our new Nav-CARE program receives funding from the Federal Government and University of British Columbia for specific expensed, including 50% of our full-time Program Coordinator’s salary.
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