Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service

Description & Services
Description (Service) Focuses on caring support and quality of life for seriously ill people residing in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and their families/caregivers. Offers services at home and at the three long term care facilities through trained visiting volunteers.  
 
* provides compassionate, emotional support, companionship and caregiver relief 
* lends a wide variety of equipment which includes wheelchairs, recliner/lift chairs, walkers, TV/DVD players  
* has an extensive lending library of books, CD's and DVD's 
* provides phone and group bereavement support and a studio apartment for overnight accommodation for clients' out-of-town family members.
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Niagara-on-the-Lake
Eligibility Any resident of the Regional Municipality of the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, including individuals in a long-term care facility or a private home.
Application Anyone can refer - a medical referral is not required. The Program Coordinator will assess the needs of the clients and their families and/or caregivers and suggest ways to help them cope. However, a Palliative Care doctor needs to be referred by another physician.
Languages English - Language of choice ; Dutch - some volunteers know Dutch ; German - some volunteers know German ; Others may be available
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Answering Machine 905-468-4433
Fax 905-468-7149
E-Mail notlpc@bellnet.ca
Website www.notlpc.com
Primary Contact Terry Mactaggart, Program Coordinator
Primary Executive Patricia Whitwell, Board Chair
Located In Community Niagara-on-the-Lake
Address & Map
120 Byron St
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
 
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Intersection Byron St and Wellington St
Mailing Address Box 130 
120 Byron St 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1986
Elections Oct
Meetings Third Tuesday of each month at 12 noon at 120 Byron
Service Categories Assistive Technology Equipment Loan ; Assistive Technology Information ; Bereavement Support Groups ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; Palliative Care ; Respite Care