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Service Provider Website: easternhealth.ca/WebInWeb.aspx?d=1&id=2106&p=74

Family Care                                                 Community Care

Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, NL    Long Pond, CBS, NL

Tel: (709) 777-3340                                     Tel: (709) 834-0801

 Supportive Care                                         Lisa Gilbert Program Manager

Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, NL    Email: lisa.gilbert@easternhealth.ca

Tel: (709) 777-3340                                     Tel: (709) 834-0802

Mandate: To provide a continuum of housing supports that include supportive board and lodging subsidies, life skills/transitional supports, case management and recreational services to individuals with mental illness.

Target Population: Persons who have mental illness

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Supportive Board and Lodging Subsidies: The initiative aims to provide financial support to individuals who are securing and maintaining supportive board and lodging arrangements.
    • Eligibility is determined by psychiatric diagnosis, acuity of illness, impact of illness, and is income tested.
    • This is available to individuals living in relative and non-relative board and lodging
  • Community Care: The initiative aims to provide comprehensive 24 hour care to individuals who require special residential, recreational and psychiatric services.
    • Thirteen privately operated boarding homes with a total of 166 beds are utilized to provide the residential arrangement for the residents.
    • The program offers a community-based residential arrangement for clients with chronic, severe and persistent mental illness.
    • Community Care is comprised of three interrelated components: case management, psychiatric clinic services and a recreation program.
    • Staffing includes Psychiatric Nurse Case Managers, Clinic Nurse, Psychiatrist, Social Worker and Recreation Therapy Specialists.
  • Supportive Care: Provides funding for clients living with mental illness to secure home support which will enable individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living to remain in their own home or independent living unit, often with the effect of preventing, delaying or substituting for institutional placement. Home support services are intended to supplement, not replace, service provided by the individual’s family and/or support network. Eligibility is determined through a clinical and financial assessment.
    • Individuals must have a need for home support that is directly related to their mental illness.

 

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