|Meals on Wheels delivery|
I volunteer for Community Home Support - Lanark County. Currently, I have two clients. One I accompany to doctor's visits. This takes 5 hours from my leaving my home to returning, by the time I get my client into her wheelchair and onto the wheeltrans bus. Another client I visit for a couple of hours a week. Both have physical and mental health issues. Both are at risk for falls, and have family members who are not able to provide home care. If a client falls at home, it could take hours or days for someone to find them.
Compassion - Action - Impact
Community Home Support -Lanark County STATISTICS
We are constantly amazed by the number of hours (48,065) our devoted volunteers donate to improve the lives of our clients.
Meals on Wheels
In the ﬁscal year (April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011), 23,798 meals have been delivered.
Rural client services diﬀer from urban, in the distance volunteers travel each year (843,316 km; more than 21 times the distance around the equator) to care for our residents. In all, 9153.5 trips have been made.
Many groups offer subsidized transportation, such as Lanark Transportation Association. It can be cheaper to take LTA, than to drive and park in the city. Many elderly spouses have a hard time getting spousal wheelchairs in and out of cars.
There have been 4111 days of participation in our congregate dining programs.
A total of 676 individuals have received foot care in our office clinics.
Friendly Visiting, respite care
Friendly visits have been made 1379 times to individuals by phone; to homes, long-term care and retirement homes.
Clients have been comforted by a visit or a phone call a total of 2040 times.
To help seniors remain in their homes longer, we have contracted 11,498 hours of assistance.
|A typical Meals on Wheels meal|
|Friendly visiting in LTC|
MEALS ON WHEELS
This past month, 30 - 40 meals have been delivered each day, ﬁve days a week, in the Perth Area alone. Coordinated and delivered by thirty-ﬁve or more dedicated volunteers, this service is
oﬀerred in many areas. Call 211, or visit 211Ontario.ca to find a Meals on Wheels in your area.
My husband delivers and dispatches Meals a couple of day a week. We gave a tour of the food prep room to Dr. Brian Goldman, of White Coat Black Art.
Dr. Brian Goldman, interviewing me for his
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