The Home Care department is designated as an essential service provided by NVHA to residents in the Nass Valley.
The program is based on Indigenous culture. Certified in-home care staff 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, who they have excellent rapport with.
For inquiries about Home Care programs and services, please contact Nisga’a Valley Health Authority by phone at: 250-633-5000 (Extension: 5025)