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Anyone can make a referral to a CCAC: a person requiring service, a family member, caregiver, friend, physician, or other health care professional.


Who might call the CCAC • Individuals recently released from hospital after a serious surgery or illness


• Individuals who need a little extra help to cope at home.


• Children who need the support of a health professional at home or in school.


• Individuals ready to move into a long-term care home.


These are just a few of the reasons someone might turn to a Community Care Access Centre. CCACs are the local point of access to community-based health care services. CCACs are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care and were created to coordinate a variety of health services to maintain an individual’s health, independence and quality of life.


CCAC staff work in partnership with clients, families, care providers, hospitals, long-term care homes and others to ensure that the right care is available at the right time and place. Normal hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phones will be answered until 7:00 p.m. on extended hours.


ADULT RECREATIONAL THERARAPY CENTRE 408 Henry Street, Brantford, Ontario ON N3S 7W1 Phone: 519-753-1882 Website: www.artc.ca


The Adult Recreational Therapy Centre (ARTC) offers services to adults with compromised health including those that have suffered a stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, Frail Elderly or those in the early stages of Alzheimer disease or other progressive cognitive disorders associated with aging. ARTC facilitates community integration and many of their clients are now working as volunteers (under supervision) at community agencies in Brantford.


ARTC runs therapeutic activities, kinesiology exercises and caregiver support programs including respite care. The Aphasia program has been successful in helping those with language


impairment, as a result of stroke or brain injury, strengthen their social, physical and emotional wellbeing while developing communication skills. The Centre works closely with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) to determine eligibility. There is a nominal fee per half day (3 hours or less), and per full day (5.5 hours). The Centre is open Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The programs are well attended and space is limited. Call for an appointment.


ABERDEEN HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, BRANT-NORFOLK-HALDIMAND


446 Grey Street, Suite 204, Brantford, ON N3S 7L6 Phone: 519-759-7750 Fax: 519-759-3924 E-mail: aberdeen@aberdeenhealth.ca Website: www.aberdeenhealth.ca


Aberdeen Health and Community Services, provides services to clients in their home. A charitable, non- profit organization, Aberdeen strives to enhance the quality of life for clients who wish to live in their own home, but need some extra assistance.


Aberdeen Health and Community Services offers assistance like: • Visiting Nursing: nurses come into clients’ homes and give them professional, clinical care)


• Shift Nursing: nurses come into clients’ homes and care for them in shifts, over long periods of time [eg: 12 hours]


• Enterostomal Therapy: ET nurses help clients [in their own home] with ostomies


• Visiting Home Support Services: Personal Support Workers and Home Helpers come into clients homes and help them with a range of things, for example bathing, meal prep, light housekeeping


• One-2-One Visiting Volunteer Services: free of cost, trained volunteers visit in clients who are lonely, isolated or facing a life-limiting ongoing illness


• In-Home and Group Volunteer-led Fitness Programs: Highly trained volunteers come into


• clients’ homes to help client perform a series of light exercises designed to help clients keep their independence longer. Also, for clients who are able, group classes take place across the region


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