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Organization: Friends (The) - Parry Sound - Community and Health Care Services  
Phone Numbers: 705-746-5102
Toll-Free: 1-888-746-5102 * Adult Day Away Program ext 222
Fax: 705-746-8139
Email: info@thefriends.on.ca
Website: www.thefriends.on.ca
Address:
27 Forest St
Parry Sound, ON
P2A 2R2
Intersection: Forest St and Bowes St
Location: Take south entrance into town (Bowes St), turn left at 4th set of lights onto Forest, then just past the railroad tracks
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Attendant Care: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Outreach Service: Irregular, call for details
Executives: Marliese Gause - Chief Executive Officer
705-746-5102 ext 221 * mgause@thefriends.on.ca
Contacts: Linda Tiido - Support Services Manager, Parry Sound
705-746-5102 ext 235 * ltiido@thefriends.on.ca
Service Description: Services for persons requiring long term health care support to promote independence and quality of life including:

24 Hour Assisted Living: for frail, high-risk seniors requiring services to prevent long hospital stays and reduce emergency room visits or permanent placement in Long Term Care. Seniors can receive personal care * homemaking * meals * assistance with medication * safety checks as needed

24-Hour Attendant Services: to adults with physical disabilities including bathing and washing * personal grooming * mobility/transferring * meal preparation * laundry assistance * light housekeeping * grocery shopping

Outreach Program: personal support and homemaking services for physically disabled people living in the community. Can be provided in an individual's home, work place, educational institution or at The Friends Respite Unit. Clients must be 18 years or older so they can take legal responsibility for their own care

Respite Apartment Program: 2-bedroom fully accessible unit providing support for people requiring short term respite. A daily fee is charged for use of the unit

Respite Program: provides caregiver relief - services include supervision, meals and activities either in the persons home or at the Forest Hill Apartments. Service available on a daily, 24 hour basis

Seniors' Homemaking Program: provides light housekeeping * meal preparations * security checks * some personal care for seniors who are able to direct own care and wish to remain in their own home

Post Stoke Programhelps individuals who have had stroke get back to daily activities with support of a Community Navigator

Adult Day Away Program: provides social and recreational activities in group settings for seniors and adults with physical disabilities and those suffering from age related dementia including Alzheimer's. Program offer respite to caregivers. Rides to the programs may be able to be arranged. Call for locations and times

Alzheimer/Dementia Group: groups runs Thursdays from 9 am-3 pm

Caregiver Support Program: provides education, peer support, group and one-on-one support for family caregivers

Accessible Housing: in Parry Sound and Muskoka providing 24-hour support, call for application

Life Skills Program: to help clients set and achieve their own goals

P.A.T.H. (Priority Assistance to Transition Homeprovides transportation and trained PSW attendant to assist in transitioning home from hospital

Fees: Attendant care and outreach, call for information. Services may be subsidized with a valid Ontario Health Card * Adult Day Programs, $15/day, with financial assistance available * Overnight and Respite, $17.50/night.
Application: Varies by program * Call for details
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults and people with disabilities due to congenital or acquired conditions. Must be able to direct own care. Adult day program,18 yrs and up.
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Parry Sound District ; Muskoka District  
See Also: Adult Day Programs
Home Help and Homemaking
In-Home Personal Support
Life Skills for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on February 5, 2018

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