Home & Community Care
To provide home and community care services that are client centered and family focused and culturally-sensitive which respond to the unique health and social needs of community members living in BRT6HC communities.
To provide home and community care services for BRT6HC community members living on-reserve which are client focused, encourage independence and family involvement while respecting and maintaining our clients’ rights, values and beliefs.
The goal of Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Home Care program is to help people who have health problems stay in their own homes on-reserve for as long as possible.
What home care services are offered?
Home care services are unique to each client and are based on each client’s health needs.
The following services may be available:
A nurse will talk with the client to develop a health care plan that includes health care supports, family and community supports, and other health care providers.
Home nursing is used to teach the client and the family to take care of oneself at home.
Home Health Aide Services:
Home care providers may be able to help with household chores and in-home meal preparation, along with other home health aide services like giving primary caregivers a weekly rest, and help with activities like bathing, foot and nail care, and exercise.
Dieticians help clients understand and meet their special food needs.
Wellness Support Nurse:
A registered psychiatric nurse is available to provide care and support for clients with mental health problems.
The Liaison helps clients in hospitals understand and use health facilities and services available in the North Battleford area so that clients can maintain their good health.
Diabetes Nurse Educator:
The diabetes nurse educator provides expert advice to the rest of the home care team and to clients about diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
The therapist helps clients learn about the importance of physic al activity and ensures physical activity is introduced safely.
Who can get home care services?
-People who live on-reserve and have health problems that get in their way of their everyday activities.
-People whose family are not able to provide needed help.
Home care does not replace the help offered by families and communities, but works with the family to support an ill or injured person.
How do I request these services?
Getting help is as easy as asking for it. Call Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and ask to speak to a home care staff member, or call the clinic in your community.
Once you have asked for help, a home care nurse will come visit with you to find out what kind of care you need.
The nurse will:
- Ask you about your health
- Discuss how you are currently managing.
- Ask who is helping you now and
- Find out what you’re having trouble doing now.
You can expect the home care nurse to plan your care with you. When your health changes, the care you receive will change too