Supporting Aboriginal Seniors at Home (SASH)

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Respecting and Caring for our Elders

About this service

The SASH team supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Status and Non-Status) people aged 55 and older. We want to make sure you have access to high quality, culturally safe health care services. We also want to help you prevent or manage chronic conditions. Our team works together to help you to live safely in your own home for as long as possible.

About the team

Our SASH team includes a nurse practitioner, who provides healthcare services either in the clinic or in your home based on your needs, and an Aboriginal Patient Navigator, who can help you and your family find your way through the healthcare system if you’ve been admitted to the hospital. In particular, the navigator will work with your health care team to develop a care plan that includes the traditional and cultural practices of your choice by connecting you with traditional healers and arranging for language and cultural interpretation when needed. They’ll also help you understand and complete forms and help you plan for when you come home from the hospital.

Accessing this service

The SOAHAC team will advocate for you to ensure your health and wellness needs are being met. In London, this is done by a Seniors’ Health Advocate on the SASH team. In Owen Sound, we will link you with the appropriate staff person based on your needs.

We accept self-referrals. Please contact the SOAHAC location nearest you to book an appointment or learn more.