BANAC - Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle
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Long-Term Care / Aging-at-Home

LTC - The Bear

Vision Statement

The Aboriginal Long Term Care Program is dedicated to working with existing agencies and developing the necessary linkages and partnerships so that together: we can address the task at hand, meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of our Aboriginal Elders, alter-abled, chronically and terminally ill.

Who We Are

The Aboriginal Long Term Care Program provides Aboriginal Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit clients living off-reserve with advocacy, information and referrals' to community and Aboriginal service agencies (Services will be pre-determined through an intake process). Through the Aboriginal Long Term Care Program we aim to: enhance the quality of life, encourage independence, promote integration within the community, promote preservation of wisdom and knowledge, and, maintain dignity.

Friendly Visits: In home visits, assisting with shopping needs and other daily living activities.

Security Checks: Checking on the safety and health of isolated elderly clients through regular weekly telephone calls and/or home visits.

How We Can Assist You!

  • We advocate on health and social related issues for you.
  • We promote cultural sensitization for community organizations providing services to Aboriginal Clients.
  • We make referrals to appropriate service providers.
  • We network with community organizations to ensure clients have access to all possible services.
  • We identify educational opportunities for clients through workshops, seminars, etc, on health and life related issues.
  • We assist clients with access to Non-insured Health Benefits, Ontario Disability Support Program and more.
  • We offer transportation for seniors, Elders, and other Aboriginal clientele.

Aging-at-Home Transportation Service

Aging at Home offers seniors, Elders and other Aboriginal clientele access to reliable transportation for Medical Appointments, Cultural Activities & Events and to see Traditional Healers, etc.

Clients are advised to book appointments for transportation in advance. We require a minimum 2 week notice for out of town trips and request that any in town trips are booked in the same timeframe. We are not able to provide transportation service on an emergency basis.

Our Service Area

The Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle’s Aboriginal Long Term Care Program is available in towns, villages and townships which are not serviced by a Friendship Centre or other Aboriginal Long Term Care Programs.

The Aboriginal Long Term Care Program's geographical area includes Simcoe County (North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN) and Northern York Region (Central LHIN).

Contact Us

Name Title Phone Number E-mail Address
Sue Simpson Long-Term Care Liason (705) 734-1818 ext. 222
Margaret Bruyns Long-Term Care Liason (705) 734-1818 ext. 232
Ken Geroux Aging At Home Driver (705) 734-1818 ext. 240