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Home and Community Care

The Home and Community Care Team provides nursing care and personal care for those that need assistance with acute, chronic, or palliative healthcare needs in a community setting. These services are provided by registered nurses and care aides.

Services provided can be short term or long-term care. Care can include:

  • Monitoring for Therapeutic Intervention
  • Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Medication Administration and Management
  • Wound Management
  • Physicians’ follow-up Procedures and Treatments
  • Foot Care
  • Personal Care and Assisted Living
  • Health Education to Clients

Call today for an in-home assessment at 250-378-5058

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative supports prevention, health promotion, screening and care management initiatives that are community-based and culturally appropriate. ADI aims to reduce Type 2 Diabetes among Aboriginal people by promoting healthy lifestyles and providing primary prevention activities and services that are delivered by trained community health team workers.
Let us help you get your diabetes on track with advice and support with exercise, what to eat and what tests you can get to stay healthy. Call the Health office if you would like to know more.

Community Health Nurse

Community Health Nurses provide education and support for families to make healthy choices for nutrition, pregnancy, new parenting, disease prevention, and safety. The CHN offer pregnancy testing at the community health building as well as individual and group sessions on woman’s health including menopause, sexual health, education, and advice on self-breast exams.

Services provided also include:

  • Health Education Workshops
  • Baby Clinics
  • Immunization Promotion and Administration
  • Pre- and Post-natal Care
  • Healthy Pregnancy Program Support (Nutrition, Breastfeeding Support & Exercise)
  • Nutrition and Diabetes Support
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Injury Prevention Promotion
  • Medication Management
  • Client support
  • Residential Home Care assessments
  • Flu Clinics

Community Home Care Workers

Community Home Care Workers assist community members to make healthy lifestyle choices and help clients become independent. This is achieved by using health-related knowledge and skills encompassing the physical, emotional, mental, and physiological health of the Upper Nicola people. The Home Care Program is a service that provides homemaking and assistance with personal care and sometimes meal preparation.  Clients are mainly Elders but can also be those with physical or cognitive limitations.

Services provided may also include:

  • Community Advocacy, Empowerment, And Safety
  • Health Promotion and Protection
  • Medication management
  • Illness and Injury Prevention
  • Medical Transportation Assistance
  • FNHA Benefits (Formerly Non-Insured Health Benefits)
  • Health Awareness Workshops
  • Yard maintenance support
  • Basic home repair
  • Assist with Home wood fueling options
  • Community Outings

Upper Nicola Health Centre provides programs that allow us to record and track immunizations you receive at community health or other Health Centres in BC. The program allows the community health nurses to print out immunization records for personal files or health care requirements.  Our programming offers a holistic, traditional, and safe environment for the Sylix peoples through culture, language and traditions.  The Upper Nicola Health department fosters programs that incorporate the teachings of the Okanagan with health and wellness concepts.

Our facility is fully accredited by Accreditation Canada.