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Home Support & Resident Care

The Home Care department is another one of the essential services that NVHA provides to residents in the Nass Valley. The program is based on aboriginal culture, so the family is very important. Workers are certified, and work directly with family members to give care to our elders and others in need of their services.

What they do:

The first thing that is completed for a client is an assessment. The client, family, and the Home Care team agree on services to be provided, and a schedule is proposed. Services often begin immediately, and may include:

  • Help at home with bathing and bed making.
  • Therapeutic whirlpool bath.
  • Rehabilitative exercises and activities.
  • Measuring vital signs.
  • Infection control.
  • Medication monitoring.
  • Family teaching for diabetes.

All information is kept strictly confidential. If a client declines home care services, NVHA Home Care Workers must abide by the client’s instruction.

Home Care workers are constantly on the go serving clients, and they have an excellent rapport with clients. The workers are:

  • Gitlaxt'aamiks - Marianne Edwards, Victoria Robinson, Sheena Johansen
  • Gitwinksihlkw - Donna Morgan
  • Laxgalts'ap - Norma Davis, Roberta Haldane, Victoria Robinson, Sheena Johansen and Sharon Stevens
  • Gingolx - Roberta Haldane, Trisha Gosnell

Your Home Care Nurse is Dana Blohm.

NVHA has an excellent team in Home Care, and clients greatly appreciate the services they provide.

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