Chronic conditions support services leads a number of home and community care programs for the KDFN community.
A Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and an Elder support worker provide a variety of services, including:
- nursing care
- advocacy for clients
- referrals to pharmacies, physicians, the Red Cross, and Government of Yukon home care
- hospital and long-term care visits
- assistance with taxes and the Pioneer Utility Grant
- pick up and delivery of medications
- escort to medical appointments
- provide social visits.
These services are offered primarily to Kwanlin Dün Elders by a referral process to the program.
Elder day program
Open to Yukon First Nation Elders. KDFN Elders will be given priority. There is a referral process.
The program aims to integrate Elders that are isolated, have disabilities, require moral support in their daily lifestyle.
Activities are provided three times a week and include:
- traditional land-based activities
- field trips
- social lunches.
Rides to and from activities are provided as needed, and a free lunch is always included.
- light cleaning
- social support
- cooking and meal prep
- escort to appointments
- check medications
This program is offered to Kwanlin Dün Elders by a referral process.
Chronic conditions lunch
Chronic conditions program participants are invited to the Health Centre classroom on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. A free hot lunch is served as participants learn about an interesting health topic.
Chronic conditions walking group
This event takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday. Please call 867-668-7289 for more information.
Meals on Wheels
This service is for KDFN Elders by referral. Preference is given to Elders that live alone and require assistance with meals.
Hot homemade lunches are provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are dropped off at program participant’s homes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meals meet Canada Food Guide recommendations. Elders must be home during drop-off times to receive the meal.