RHS is supported by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network

Welcome to Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home Support Inc.

Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support has been proud to serve seniors and adults with disabilities in the Town of Renfrew and surrounding areas providing them with non-medical services to help them remain independent in their homes for as long as possible. Volunteers assist staff in providing services, governance through our Board of Directors and raising funds to meet our budgetary requirements.

Partially funded by the Ministry of Health (Long Term Care) through the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is thankful for the generosity of our community, clients, and volunteers as they support us both financially and through their generous gifts of time.

Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support is committed to excellence and providing services that are accessible to seniors and adults with disabilities.

If you have any questions about our services or you have ideas that you would like to share with us regarding the services we do or do not provide including fundraising events, or questions about our website, please Contact Us.

We welcome you to our website and invite you to take some time to explore what we have to offer.

Services

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Transportation

A team of volunteers (dispatcher and drivers) donate their time and the use of their vehicles to ensure:

  • that our clients are able to get to necessary out-of-town medical appointments easily, safely and economically.
  • clients who live in our out-lying townships can come into the town of Renfrew for medical appointments and essential services.

Fees charged for the transportation services contribute to the costs involved. Please note: Clients are notified of drive fee when booking the trip with our office.

Assist Carefor drives through the “Aging At Home” initiatives.

Home Maintenance

Enables seniors and adults with disabilities to access affordable help with a wide variety of chores and tasks:

  1. Light property maintenance
  2. Snow shoveling
  3. Grass cutting
  4. Small household repairs
  5. Spring and fall cleaning
  6. Window washing
  7. General housekeeping duties

Fees are negotiated based on work requested and are paid directly by the client to the person(s) doing the work.

Persons interested in being on our referral list to provide Home Maintenance services are encouraged to call the office for details on the application process.

Frozen Meals

We work co-operatively with Carefor and Renfrew Victoria Hospital to provide nutritious frozen meals that are easy to prepare.

The meals prepared by Apetito are designed to provide 40% of daily nutritional requirements, are low-fat, and low-sodium. With over 25 meal selections, there is a meal to please everyone.

This service will benefit people who require help with meals as they recover from illness or injury; are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves due to frailty, disability, or inexperience; or have special dietary needs.

MEALS ORDER FORM

Grocery Deliveries

In co-operation with the Renfrew Metro store, we offer assistance to people living in the town of Renfrew who are unable to do their grocery shopping personally.

Clients who demonstrate a need, are required to register for this program through the Home Support Office.

Once a person is registered, clients call in their order to the grocery store on the specified date. Store staff fill the order of shopping and call the client with a) the total bill, and b) a Home Support volunteer delivers the groceries and takes the client’s payment to the store.

Friendly Visiting

A devoted core of volunteers make regular visits to seniors and adults with disabilities.

The one-on-one contact established during visits helps to alleviate loneliness and stimulate interest in the quality of life by providing friendship and ongoing communication, two important ingredients for healthy living.

The matches are based on common interests or hobbies of both participants, so it is an enjoyable experience for all.

This service is provided at no cost to the client.

Client Intervention and Assistance

This community support service has evolved over time and addresses a number of needs expressed by clients.

Primarily, it provides help for people unable to understand or access the information required to solve various problems they may be facing.

The intervention often involves forms assistance to complete various benefit applications such as Old Age Security, the Canada Pension Plan (retirement, death, disability, etc), the Ontario Drug Benefit and Trillium Drug Plans, and annual income tax returns.

The correct completion of these forms has a direct impact on the well being of individuals, as it helps to avoid benefit interruptions and financial distress.

Staff also help clients to make necessary connections with other local resources to address their needs.

This service is provided at no cost to the clients.

Telephone Assurance

A dedicated team of volunteers and staff make regular phone calls to clients to reassure them that help is available if required; and to provide a connection to the community.

By making check-in calls on a previously arranged schedule, we help to ensure the safety and well being of people who are living alone or spending a lot of time on their own.

This service is provided at no cost to the client.

Information on monitoring systems that allow for an emergency response 24 hours a day:7 days a week is also available to compliment this volunteer effort; e.g., Helpline/Lifecall.

Our
Coverage
Area

Serving the Town of Renfrew and Horton township, and parts of the Townships of Greater Madawaska, McNab/Braeside, Admaston/Bromley and Whitewater Region.