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Friends (The)

Head Office, Parry Sound

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Record #: PSD0152 Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 09 Sep 2013
Description
DescriptionServices for persons requiring long term health care services 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 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 on Thursdays 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
HoursOffice: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Attendant Care: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Outreach Service: Irregular, call for details
DatesYear round
Areas ServedBurk's Falls ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Port Loring
EligibilityAges: 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.
ApplicationVaries by program * Call for details
FeesAttendant 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.
LanguagesEnglish
Address and Location
Address & Map
27 Forest St
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2R2
 
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LocationParry Sound
Address NotesTake south entrance into town (Bowes St), turn left at 4th set of lights onto Forest, then just past the railroad tracks
IntersectionForest St and Bowes St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone705-746-5102
Toll Free Phone1-888-746-5102 * Adult Day Away Program ext 222  
After Hours PhoneAnswering machine
Fax705-746-8139
E-Mailinfo@thefriends.on.ca
Websitewww.thefriends.on.ca
Primary ContactKelly Sawyer, Support Services Manager, Muskoka/East Parry Sound Area; Phone: 705-746-5102 ext 224; Email: ksawyer@thefriends.on.ca
Alternate ContactLinda Tiido, Senior Services Manager, Parry Sound Area; Email: ltiido@thefriends.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveMarliese Gause, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-746-5102 ext 221; Email: mgause@thefriends.on.ca