Friends (The)

Site: Parry Sound

Service: Community and Health Care Services

Description
Description (Service) Services for persons requiring long term health care support to promote independence and quality of life including: 
 
24 Hour Assisted Living: for frail, high-risk seniors requiring services to prevent long hospital stays and reduce emergency room visits or permanent placement in Long Term Care. Seniors can receive personal care * homemaking * meals * assistance with medication * safety checks as needed 
 
24-Hour Attendant Services: to adults with physical disabilities including bathing and washing * personal grooming * mobility/transferring * meal preparation * laundry assistance * light housekeeping * grocery shopping 
 
Outreach Program: personal support and homemaking services for physically disabled people living in the community. Can be provided in an individual's home, work place, educational institution or at The Friends Respite Unit. Clients must be 18 years or older so they can take legal responsibility for their own care 
 
Respite Apartment Program: 2-bedroom fully accessible unit providing support for people requiring short term respite. A daily fee is charged for use of the unit 
 
Respite Program: provides caregiver relief - services include supervision, meals and activities either in the persons home or at the Forest Hill Apartments. Service available on a daily, 24 hour basis  
 
Seniors' Homemaking Program: provides light housekeeping * meal preparations * security checks * some personal care for seniors who are able to direct own care and wish to remain in their own home 
 
Adult Day Away Program: provides social and recreational activities in group settings for seniors and adults with physical disabilities and those suffering from age related dementia including Alzheimer's. Program offer respite to caregivers. Rides to the programs may be able to be arranged. Call for locations and times 
 
Alzheimer/Dementia Group: groups runs Thursdays from 9 am-3 pm 
 
Caregiver Support Program: provides education, peer support, group and one-on-one support for family caregivers 
 
Accessible Housing: in Parry Sound and Muskoka providing 24-hour support, call for application 
 
Life Skills Program: to help clients set and achieve their own goals
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Attendant Care: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Outreach Service: Irregular, call for details
Dates Year round
Areas Served Burk's Falls ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Port Loring
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Adults; Seniors; with disabilities due to congenital or acquired conditions. Must be able to direct own care. Adult day program, 18yrs and up.
Application Varies by program * Call for details
Languages English
Fees Attendant care and outreach, call for information. Services may be subsidized with a valid Ontario Health Card * Adult Day Programs, $15/day, with financial assistance available * Overnight and Respite, $17.50/night. Service is free in client's home.
Address and Location
Site Location Take south entrance into town (Bowes St), turn left at 4th set of lights onto Forest, then just past the railroad tracks
Located In Community Parry Sound
Address & Map
27 Forest St
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2R2
 
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Intersection Forest St and Bowes St
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-746-5102
Toll Free Phone 1-888-746-5102 * Adult Day Away Program ext 222  
After Hours Phone Answering machine
Fax 705-746-8139
E-Mail info@thefriends.on.ca
Website www.thefriends.on.ca
Primary Contact Linda Tiido, Support Services Manager, Parry Sound; Phone: 705-746-5102 ext 235; Email: ltiido@thefriends.on.ca
Primary Executive Marliese Gause, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-746-5102 ext 221; Email: mgause@thefriends.on.ca