Community Support Services & Home Support Programs


See individual programs for available locations.


See individual programs for available hours.


Self or Health Care Provider

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Home Help Program
A support service provided by personal support workers to assist with general cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, banking, vacuuming, cleaning ovens, stoves and cupboards.
Respite care: to stay with your loved one when you leave home.

Fee: $14.50 per hour (minimum one hour)
24 hour cancellation policy – 24 hour notice is required when cancelling a service or the user fee or minimum 1 hour will be charged.

Transportation Program
Atikokan Senior Handi Van – (807) 597-6001 – Hours – Monday to Friday -10:00 – 4:30
Fort Frances LHINS Medi Van – (807) 274-3261 – Call for inquiry – fluctuating schedule

Bath Care Program
Atikokan offers an in home bath care program.

Fort Frances offers those seniors in the community who require assistance with bathing. Transportation can be arranged with the van if referred by family doctor. Whirlpool tub with automatic chair-lift. Fee is $14.50 per bath.

Congregated Dining Program
Atikokan (only) offers this program to provide well balanced nutritious meals to tenants in the Fotheringham Court Apartments. The program provides social stimulation through meals in a group setting.

Supportive Housing Program
Atikokan – (807) 597-6001 or (807) 597-5516
Fort Frances – (807) 274-3261 Ext. 2547
To be eligible, you must be in need of personal care. There is no charge to the client.

Life Line Personal Response Services Program
Atikokan – (807) 597-6001 or (807) 597-5516
Fort Frances – (807) 274–3261 Ext. 2547
Rainy River – (807) 852 - 3872

A service, which gives clients, the confidence to continue to independently live in their own home by ensuring that help is only a button push away. To call for help, you simply press the Personal Help Button you are wearing as a pendant or on a wrist band.

The Personal Help Button activates a small in-home communicator that automatically dials the Life Line Response Center.

Current rate: $89.95 installation fee + $48.53 monthly payments.

Meals On Wheels Program
Atikokan - (807) 597–6001 or (807) 597–5516
Rainy River – (807) 852–3872
Services clients who need to receive a nutritional meal for health reasons.

Monday to Friday meals are brought to the client’s home.
Cost of the meal $7.00

Adult Day Program

Atikokan – (807) 597-6001 or (807) 597–5516
Fort Frances, Emo, Rainy River – (807) 274–3261 Ext 2547
Eligibility must be assessed by Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Provides programs serving individuals with Alzheimer Disease, progressive cognitive disorders, dementia, frail elderly, also 65 years and plus.

A Support Service which provides supervised individualized programming in a group setting for adults to assist in achieving and maintaining their maximum level of functioning to prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization and also provide respite and support care givers.

The purpose of the Adult Day Program is to encourage people with limitations to maintain the greatest degree of independence through the enrichment of the services provided at the Adult Day Program.

Components of Services are:
- Social
- Recreational & physical activities
- Home cooked meal (at minimum cost)
- (if required) light personal support & minor health care services (i.e. monitoring medications)
- Relief for care giving families

Adult Day Operates:
Atikokan – Thursdays – from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fort Frances – Tuesdays from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Assisted Living Program
Atikokan (only) (807) 597 – 6001 or (807) 597 - 5516

Eligibility for the program is determined through assessment from Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).

Assisted Living provides clients with the flexible delivery of daily supports and assistance including; personal care, grooming, dressing, bathing, medication reminder and monitoring, light meal preparation, light housekeeping, and coordination assistance in arranging appointments and other services.

Services are available 7 days per week with on-site staffing from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. After 10:00 p.m. calls are monitored through Life Line Systems.

The fee for this service is $100.00 per month.

Life Line systems are installed in each Assisted Living client’s home and staff from the Assisted Living Program are the responders from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  After 10:00 p.m. Life Line monitors the client.

Referrals for program can be made direct to the Atikokan Assisted Living Program at (807) 597–6001 or (807) 597-5516 and/or Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) at 1-877-661-6621.
All referrals are welcome: Self Referral, Family, Friends, Physicians, other Health Care Facilities, and Community Agencies.