Aging at Home Transportation
What is the Aging at Home Transportation Service?
The Aging at Home Van Transportation Service is a free service which is accessible for all Manitoulin Island residents age 55 years and older. This service provides pick-up and drop off transportation services only; it is not intended to provide medical care / assistance.The Aging at Home Van may be used for:
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, such as home management (e.g. banking or grocery shopping)
Social / Community Events (e.g. Elder picnics, Diners' Clubs, group berry picking)
How Does the Program Work?
The Aging at Home Van operates on a first come, first served basis, for up to 75 hours per month.
In the interest of providing equitable service to all clients, the Aging at Home Van is available to each client for a maximum of 2 bookings in one month. We have limited the van use to day trips, to ensure availability of the service to others on the following day.
For your information this van does not have a special lift for wheelchairs. We are able to transport a client who uses a wheelchair provided the client can transfer from the wheelchair to the van with the assistance of one person, maximum - in other words, the client must not need to be lifted into the van. In this case, we ask that the caregiver accompany the client to assist with his/her transfer. If a cancellation must be made, clients are asked to call at latest the day before the booking to cancel.
Drivers are insured by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre and provide acceptable references and a criminal Records Check.
For information on Noojmowin Teg Health Centre’s Aging at Home Van Transportation Services, please contact the Data & Scheduling Program Support at (705) 368-2182 ext. 201.
For general inquiries on the programs and services provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, please contact (705) 368-2182.