Links & Resources

Links

Alzheimer Society
The Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer's disease, families, physicians and health-care providers.

Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966.

Calm Clinic
Information on Anxiety.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association, a nation-wide voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Caregiver Stress
Various techniques for recognizing and coping with stress as a caregiver.

Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Health Canada/ Home Care & Continuing Care
Changes brought on by the demands of the 21st Century are transforming the face of health care in Canada. Shorter hospital stays, greater use of outpatient treatment and a growing population of older Canadians with longer life expectancy have increased Canadians' need for home and continuing care.

Heart and Stroke Association
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.

Help the Aged
Non-profit, registered (118955921 RR0001) international development organization meeting the needs of poor or destitute elderly people in Canada and the developing world since 1975.

Home Safety Tips

Integrity Home Health Services
Integrity Home Health Services has been providing high quality home health care in New Brunswick communities since 1996. Whether recovering from illness at home or requiring long term support services, our qualified staff are prepared to assist you with meeting the challenges faced by yourself or your loved ones.

Kings County Home care
Home Support is just what the name implies; support in an individuals home. We work mainly with seniors, veterans, disabled adults and adults recovering from disease, falls etc. Further we provide respite care to allow partners and families a breathing space. It also enables early release from hospital and delays the need for nursing homes.

Life After Stroke

Link to all New Brunswick MLA's
For a list including contact information

Meals and More!
Meals and More has been delivering nutritious meals in Southeastern New Brunswick and Amherst, Nova Scotia since 1996. Customers may choose from our wide selection of individually portioned main meals, soups and desserts to enjoy at their convenience.

Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization which provides nutritious meals and social support to seniors, disabled individuals, and those recovering from illness, surgery or injury; to assist them in the enhancement of a healthy and independent lifestyle.

Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to diagnosis options.

Mesothelioma Guide

Miramichi Health Training Centre “Where Knowledge and Compassion Count”
Miramichi Health Training Centre provides Home Support Services. Personal Support Worker Training and are Training Partners with the Canadian Red Cross providing weekly First Aid/CPR courses. Our objective as a home support service provider is to provide clients with dignity, independence, privacy and safety in the comfort of their home. As an education institution we strive to teach our students the importance of these qualities as a home support worker.

NB Common Front for Social Justice
The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all.

Parkinson Society Canada
PSC is the leader in Parkinson's disease research, education and advocacy. We are working for the over 100,000 people in Canada living with Parkinson's by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Pay Equity Report 2014 Home Care Sector

Premiers Council on the Status of the Disabled Persons
The Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons is a body for consultation and study which was created to advise the provincial government and the general public on matters relating to the status of persons with disabilities. The Council reports directly to the Premier of New Brunswick.

Red Cross
The Mission of the Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. Community Health Services which include Home Support Services, Meals to Seniors, Health Equipment Loans Program and Senior Volunteer Services are offered in New Brunswick to promote this mission.

Senior Watch
Senior Watch plays a significant advocacy role for seniors and their families. A strong social commitment has led to the development of an internal educational curricula, which allows Senior Watch caregivers to meet the ever-increasing complex needs of the elderly.

Service d'aide a la Famille d'Edmundston - Grand Sault Inc.  (French only)

St. John Ambulance
A part of New Brunswick since 1896, our mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

The Harbour Family Support Services
THE HARBOUR is a community-based, non-profit agency committed to helping seniors, children and adults with special needs, as well as this families, by offering the help, the care and the support required to better their quality of life.

The Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc.
Promote and coordinate resources and people to deliver unique and creative solutions to serve the needs of the community. The Volunteer Center's contribution to the voluntary sector is to advance the role of volunteers in providing services and meeting needs. In partnership with the public and private sectors, the VCB provides direct service to the community.

Third Age Centre
The mandate of this centre is to do research and public education on seniors' issues, and to act as an advocate on behalf of seniors.

WeCare
WeCare Health is a Canadian owned company with 52 offices across Canada providing professional homecare and Nursing services to the community.

Web MD
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.

 

Resources

Canadian Home Care Association Report
The Canadian Home Care Association has put together this report which has very recent statistics about the national state of home care.

CRISIS IN HOME SUPPORT SERVICES – IGNORE IT AT YOUR PERIL- A Woman's View 
This report was written by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 2004 and describes the crisis of home care in New Brunswick at that time.

CUPE Brief on Minimum Wage
This economic brief by CUPE compares minimum wages across Canada as well as internationally, and its effects.

Handbook on Health and Safety Issues for Community Workers
This national report on work place issues affecting community workers is published by the National Union and presents a more realistic picture of home support work. It also offers a great deal of solutions and resources for all provinces.

Home Support Services Standards
The Home Support Services Standards establish a minimum standard of service and service delivery. They are not designed to regulate home support services within New Brunswick but to reflect an approved minimum of service quality.

Keeping New Brunswickers in our Communities (PowerPoint Presentation)
In home care/community care is the most efficient, feasible and desired option for New Brunswicker’s. It keeps people in their communities and homes. From a sustainability standpoint it provides better investment and a more desired outcome than institutions.

Master Trainers- Anglophone
Client and Manual Material Handling for Home Support Workers

National Best Practices for Home Care
This report contains over 185 best practices from health authorities, hospitals and care agencies accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.

National Home Care Indicator Descriptions
The Canadian Institute for Health Information published this report as the first phase of a national project to develop consistent indicators and definitions of home care. It contains methods for approaching different types of care and how to manage them.

Need Long Term Care for Yourself or a Loved One?
NB Department of Social Development Long Term Care: Long-term care refers to services which help seniors continue to deal with day to day activities as they are made more difficult by physical or mental disabilities

New Brunswick Long Term Care Costs
This document describes the long term care options and costs associated with it in New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Handbook
This handbook explains the PLAR model adopted for Continuing Care Assistants in Nova Scotia and was published by the Nova Scotia Department of Health, Health Care Human Resource Sector Council, Department of Education and the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations.

Nova Scotia's Recruitment and Retention Guide
This is an excellent resource for employers and employees alike, with information around recruitment strategies and how to support potential workers.

Provincial List of Approved Providers of Training for Home Support Workers and Special Care Home Workers

Seniors Information Line 1-855-550-0552
The toll-free line provides older adults with a traditional method of speaking one-on-one with qualified staff who will assist them in finding their way through the various government departments and ensure they get to the right service provider for further assistance. Calls to 1-555-550 will be answered Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Message can be left after hours and calls will be returned the following business day.