Supporting Aboriginal Seniors at Home (SASH)

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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.

Nurse Practitioner
  • Provides health care services, including help with chronic (long-term) and short term
    illnesses and conditions
  • Provides care in the clinic or in your home based on your need
Aboriginal Patient Navigator
  • Helps you and your family find your way through the health care system if
    you have been admitted to the hospital
  • Works with your health care team to develop a care plan that includes the
    traditional and cultural practices of your choice
  • Maintains regular contact with you during your hospital stay
  • Helps you understand and complete forms
  • Arranges language and cultural interpretation when needed
  • Connects you with traditional Indigenous healers
  • Assists in discharge planning and links you with follow-up services
Advocacy and Support

The SOAHAC team will advocate for you to ensure your health and wellness needs
are being met. We will help you access community and social services, provide health
related information, and help you communicate with your family and other health care
providers. 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 need.

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