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NLNPEA News


The next meeting of the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse will be March 25, 2014. Click here for more details.



Provincial News


March 11, 2014 - For those who speak French...

DES AÎNÉS ET DES DROITS
Campagne nationale de prévention et de sensibilisation contre les mauvais traitements envers les aînés du 16 au 29 mars 2014

Toronto, le 10 mars 2014   ̶    Projet réalisé par CHOQ-FM 105,1, en collaboration avec  CIBL 101,5 FM, et financé par le programme « Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés » du gouvernement du Canada, l’émission de radio francophone Des aînés et des droits traite des abus et des maltraitances subies par les personnes âgées au Canada.

Chaque semaine une équipe de journalistes de Toronto, Montréal, et de nombreuses autres villes du Canada réalisent des reportages. Une émission est également produite sur une base hebdomadaire sur des sujets d’actualité et qui touchent chacune de nos communautés francophones.
Les reportages et émissions sur les abus subis par les aînés sont disponibles sur le site Internet du projet www.desainesetdesdroits.ca, en écoute ou en téléchargement, et diffusés par les radios communautaires participantes :
·         CHOQ 105,1 FM Toronto (Ontario)
·         CIBL 101,5 FM Montréal et CKRL 89,1 FM Québec (Québec)
·         CJPN 90,5 FM Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick)
·         CKRH 98,5 FM Halifax et CITU 104,1 FM Petit-de-Grat (Nouvelle-Écosse)
·         CFRT 107,3 FM Iqaluit (Nunavut)
·         CIVR 103,5 FM Yellowknife (Territoires du Nord-Ouest)
·         CILS 107,9 FM Victoria (Colombie-Britannique)
·         CHPL 92,1 FM Plamondon (Alberta)
·         CFRG 93,1 FM Gravelbourg (Saskatchewan)
·         CKXL ENVOL 91,1 FM Winnipeg (Manitoba)
En ce mois de prévention de la fraude, les abus envers les aînés, PARLONS-EN !
Si vous souhaitez recevoir des cartes postales et affiches promotionnelles de notre campagne nationale de prévention et de sensibilisation contre les mauvais traitements envers les aînés, envoyez-nous un courriel avant le 14 mars 2014 : info@desainesetdesdroits.ca.
Pour toute information complémentaire, communiquez avec : Gina Mori, Coordonatrice de projet, 514.591.4492



March 10, 2014


Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and Family Caregivers to benefit from a NEW program

Minister Susan Sullivan, Health and Community Services announced the details of the Paid Family Caregiving Home Support Option on Friday, March 7, 2014.  See the official press release here.
 
Key Points:

  • This program is for NEW clients to one of the Adult Home Support Programs or if the client has not received service for one year or more.
  • The senior or person with a disability must be eligible for service under the Adults with Disability Home Support Program or the Seniors Home Support Program which includes a clinical and financial assessment.
  • This assessment also ensures that a family caregiver can appropriately provide personal care/behavioural support for a family member for a maximum of 4 hours/day for a senior or 5 hours/day for an adult with a disability.
  • Funding may also be provided for homemaking/meal preparation; and there are respite care considerations for caregivers who reside with a family member requiring 24-hour care/supervision.
  • Care plans are on an individual basis.
  • Approved clients will minimally receive an in-person visit quarterly for monitoring of care outcomes.

 
Definition of Family Member:
Parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and relatives residing in the same home. Spouses and common-law partners are not eligible.
 
Scope and Duration:
This option will provide up to 250 subsidies within the four Regional Health Authorities, over an 18-month period.
 
Apply Soon:
Contact the regional health authority (see below) beginning on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
The new Paid Family Caregiving Home Support Option will begin Monday, March 24.


Contact:


Eastern Region
St. John’s: (709) 752-4800
Rural Avalon: (709) 759-3354
Bonavista: (709) 468-1001
Clarenville: (709) 466-5700
Marystown: (709) 278-7900


Central Region
Gander: (709) 651-6241


Western Region
Corner Brook: (709) 634-5551 ext. 0
Stephenville: (709) 643-8700


Labrador-Grenfell Region
St. Anthony: (709) 454-3054
Happy Valley-Goose Bay: (709) 897-3127
Labrador City: (709) 282-5064




February 2014

If you or a senior is in immediate danger, dial 911, where the service is available or dial “O” for the operator and you will be connected to emergency response.

 

If you are calling a local RCMP detachment office, the following news release from the RCMP explains how your call will be handled.

 

The RCMP Operational Communications Centre is now using a new phone system (February 2014)

 

The RCMP is improving its phone system to ensure emergency and high priority calls are answered first by the RCMP Operational Communications Centre (OCC).

 

This new phone system is now being used successfully in Deer Lake, Grand Falls-Windsor, Stephenville, Harbour Grace, Marystown, Gander, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

 

This new system is designed to improve efficiency in the way calls are taken and to ensure emergency and high-priority calls are answered first. It separates operational calls that will now go directly to the OCC from administrative calls that will go to the Detachment as outlined below.

 

When the public calls the local Detachment number an automated system will prompt the caller with 3 choices:


  • Press 1 for emergencies. The call will automatically ring on a priority line in the OCC. These calls will be answered first and police officers will be dispatched.

  • Press 2 to report an incident that requires police response but is not an emergency. These operational calls will be dispatched by the OCC on a priority basis.

  • Press 3 for all general inquiries. These administrative calls will ring into the Detachment and be answered by a local Detachment employee. If the call is not answered, the caller will be presented with an option to leave a voice message and their calls will be dealt with.

 

*** If for some reason you are unable to select the appropriate number, your call will automatically default to the Emergency Line. ***

 

This service will be offered in both official languages. The RCMP will maintain the ability to override the system during any emergency operation.

 

The RCMP’s OCC telephone stats are approximately 316,000 calls per year. This system will help our operators quickly assess emergency and high-priority situations while administrative calls will be dealt with at the Detachment level.



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