Elsipogtog Health
& Wellness Centre
Home and Community Care

This service area provides for the monitoring, care and rehabilitation of community members who have either long-term or short-term health care needs and who want to receive their health care in their own homes.

The services can range from scheduled appointments, to home visits by the health staff.  Home visits include not only health care, but also basic home care services when needed.

The belief of care is to help people keep their independence in their own home and allow them to be close to their loved ones as long as possible.  Home & Community Care will support and improve the care provided by the family and community but should not replace it.  We are always encouraging family members to become involved in the care of the family members.

As part of a national program, it may provide clients with:

  • Initial health needs assessments
  • A personalized health management plan
  • At-home health care services
  • Education for supportive care givers (family members, friends, etc.) and
  • Linkages with other agencies

The program has been challenged with the recruitment and retention of Personal Support Workers over the last few years.  Because of this New Brunswick Community College  was able to provide Personal Care  training on reserve.


Highlights 2013-2014

  • Primer Accreditation completed
  • LPN for Maternal Child Health
  • New role for HCL to work in Chronic Disease Management
  • Advanced Foot Care Training for LPN
  • Cellphones for PSW;s
  • Palliative Care Training
  • Food Safety Certification


Range of Services

Home Nursing
  • Monitoring: risk factor/medication
  • Teaching and counseling
  • Post-surgical assessment/care
  • Pre-and postnatal care
  • Palliative care
  • Advocacy
Home Management
  • Equipment loan and depot
  • Light housework
  • Child and baby care Teaching
  • Meal preparation and planning
  • Social activity assistance
Personal Care
  • Teaching and counseling
  • Skin and foot care
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Assistance with ADLs
  • Respite care
  • Alternative therapies
Therapeutic Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Home assessments
  • Elder’s on the Move
Spiritual Care
  • Prayer groups
  • Visiting statue
  • Home communion
  • Alternative therapy referral
  • Healer and clergy referral
  • Elder visits
Case Management
  • Assessment: client needs, home, pre-natal, post-natal
  • Individual care plan
  • Self-reliance strategies
  • Case conferencing
  • Chronic care list
  • Practice Solutions EMR


Program Statistics 2012-2013
Clients 1138
Long-term clients 16
Elder care clients 7
Foot care clients 15
Spiritual care clients 3
Physiotherapist clients 769
Elders on the move 15
Home Care services Visits 14,125