Barry's Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services, 27 May 2021 8:39:02 +0000en-us<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>, 27 May 2021 8:39:02 +0000

Barry’s Bay Home Support Office

Box 148, Unit #2, Community Services Centre
7 St Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay, ON
K0J 1B0

Phone: (613) 756-2772
Fax: (613) 756-2784

Barry’s Bay Supportive Housing

Phone: (613)-756-2500

Christine Yuill
Care Coordinator

Joanne King
  Diane Coulas
Executive Assistant/CSS manager
Meals on Wheels
Frozen Meals

Killaloe Assisted Living

(613) 757-2827

Amanita Zadra-Brotton
Transportation Coordinator Kathy Blomquist
Care Coordinator

How to Find the Home Support Office

Our building is located behind the hospital, near the helipad and gazebo.

From the medical clinic, take the hallway toward the hospital.  Go through the door on the right that leads outside toward the gazebo. The door to our building is straight ahead.

From outside, you can walk behind the hospital building and our door is on the left.

Note:  You will need a parking token to exit the parking lot.  We can provide you with a token.

<![CDATA[About BBAHS]]>, 27 May 2021 8:38:49 +0000OUR PURPOSE


  • BBAHS improves quality of life for seniors living at home in our rural catchment area.
  • MVHPC provides compassionate support to enhance the quality of living and dying.


  • Our communities understand, recognize and use BBAHS/MVHPC as the primary resource for home support services.
  • Our communities understand, recognize and use MVHPC as the primary resource for hospice palliative care and 100% of palliative persons use MVHPC services.


Ensuring all interactions, activities and decisions affecting clients, family members, volunteers, partners and staff are done in consult with and a focus for the best possible outcome for them.

Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, culture, traditions and beliefs even if different or in conflict with your own, while maintaining the privacy and confidentially of all involved.

To feel for each person and to act thoughtfully with kindness and caring.

To act honestly and having a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles.

Pursuit of Excellence
triving to continually improve, enhance or expand what is currently being done.

The collaborative effort to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way, using the strengths, skills and talents of its members.

<![CDATA[Services]]>, 27 May 2021 8:38:35 +0000<![CDATA[Home]]>, 27 May 2021 8:38:22 +0000When seniors or physically challenged people need assistance to remain in their homes, we can help make it happen.

See the links below to learn about some of the services we offer.

<![CDATA[Seniors' Centre Without Walls]]>, 08 Apr 2019 3:02:14 +0000What Is It?
  • FREE telephone-based seniors’ activity program.
  • 2 to 3 fun activities, educational and health and wellness programs per week.
  • A community-creating, loneliness-busting program for isolated seniors.

Who Can Participate?

  • Seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave home.
  • All Renfrew County and Area residents.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Just need a telephone...NO computer or bandwidth required.
  • Creates community and friendships...from the comfort of home.
  • Enhances existing seniors’ programs.


Noemie Gatien 613-756-2772 ext. 3

We are working in partnership with The Good Companions to help connect seniors to a vaste choice of programs. Visit for more information about their SCWW program which includes more than 35 programs per month.

<![CDATA[Transportation Services]]>, 28 Mar 2019 4:29:08 +0000Transportation provides drives to medical appointments or local errands.

Drop by the office or call Home Support at 613-756-2772 for more information about the Transportation Service program or to volunteer.

Who can use the Transportation Service?

The transportation service is available to seniors (60 plus) and the physically challenged who live in the Townships of:

  •  Madawaska Valley
  •  Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards
  •  Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan
  •  South Algonquin

What can I use the service for?

Volunteer drivers will pick you up at your home at the time you ask and they will take you on either a local drive or an out-of-town drive.

Local: Local transportation is available for necessary shopping, banking, postal services, etc. There is a time limit on this service of 2 hours maximum. Also available locally are trips to medical appointments which do not have a time limit (doctor, hospital, dental, etc.).

Out-of-Town: Out of town transportation is available for medical appointments ONLY. The client is taken directly to and from their medical appointment by the volunteer driver who stays with them for the entire trip.

Clients pay a fee at the time of the drive and the driver gives a receipt that must be signed. The client is also responsible for any parking fees associated with the drive. If a meal is had on the way, the client is not responsible for the driver’s meal.

For fee schedule, please contact Home Support.

Home Support Drivers

All of the drivers from Home Support are volunteers who are trained and checked by the Home Support staff. Drivers are instructed on the importance of being courteous and attentive to your needs and have been asked not to smoke, play loud music or speed. Drivers are also informed about the importance of confidentiality of information they receive while performing a drive. If you have complaints about a particular drive or driver please call the home support office about your complaint.

Clients are asked to show the same courtesies to drivers, as they are a volunteer donating their time.
Clients are asked to be ready at the scheduled times.

<![CDATA[Meals on Wheels]]>, 18 May 2018 12:44:23 +0000Hot, nutritious meals delivered to the homes of sick, elderly or disabled persons.

Drop by the office or call Home Support at 613-756-2772 ext 2 for more information about the Meals on Wheels program or to sign up as a volunteer

A Partnership between St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Barry’s Bay & Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services

What are Meals on Wheels?

  •   Hot, nutritious meals are prepared by the dietary
      staff of St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
  •   Meals are delivered at 12 noon Mon-Fri.
  •   Clients pay $5 per meal.

Are Special Diets Available?

Yes, you can request a Regular, Dental Soft, Diabetic and Gluten free meals

What days are meals available in my area?

Barry's Bay

Barry’s Bay & Area

Combermere & Palmer Rapids area

Barry’s Bay & Area

Wilno & Killaloe  Area

<![CDATA[Multi-Sector Accountibility Agreement ]]>, 18 May 2018 12:40:37 +0000<![CDATA[Employment Opportunities]]>, 13 Nov 2017 3:30:43 +0000Current Openings

Employment Application

Please fill in the Employment Application and mail or deliver it to:

Barry's Bay & Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services
Box 148, Unit #2, Community Services Centre
7 St. Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0

Download the Application Form

As a Word Document - you can fill it in electronically and print it.  (Right-click the link and choose "Save link as".)

As an Adobe Acrobat PDF file - you can print the form and fill it in by hand. (Click the link to open the form.)

<![CDATA[Assisted Living]]>, 13 Nov 2017 3:10:44 +0000Assisted Living - Assists eligible seniors living at home to maintain their independence with an optimal level of health and well-being.

Drop by the office or call Home Support at 613-756-2772 for more information about Assisted Living Services.

Who can use Assisted Living Services?

The transportation service is available to people who meet these criteria:

  • Must be 65 years or older or have a geriatric profile
  • Must meet eligiblity criteria as determined by an assessment process with LHIN Home and Community Care
  • Must reside in a designated geographic service area
  • Must be able to remain safely at home between visits
  • Must be able to direct their own care or have a substitue decision maker to direct care
  • May live alone or with a caregiver
  • Must not pose a risk to themselves or others
  • Must be medically stable

What type of Assisted Living Services are available?

  • Personal care
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication prompts and compliance
  • Exercises
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry & linen change
  • Security checks
  • Emergency Response System installed in the home
  • 24-hour urgent response

How do I apply?

To apply, call Home Support at 613-756-2772 or drop by our office.

A referral must be sent by one of the following:

  • Pyhsician
  • Hospital Discharge Planner
  • Community Support Service Agency
  • LHIN Home and Community Care Case Manager
  • Caregiver or self

Admission to Assisted Living Service is completed by our community partner LHIN Home and Community Care through their Central Intake Process. Once the client is assessed, the Community Support Service Agency in the geographic area will contact the client to discuss the services. If the program is full, the senior will be put on a waiting list.

The care plan for the individual is developed by the senior and the Care Coordinator, to best meet the needs and maintain the independence of the individual.

Is there a fee for Assisted Living Services?

There is no fee for seniors who are eligible to receive Assisted Living Services. The cost is funded through the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

<![CDATA[Frozen Meals]]>, 02 Nov 2016 1:51:02 +0000Nutritious and economical frozen meals

Drop by the office or call Home Support at 613-756-2772 for more information about the Frozen Meals Program or to volunteer

In cooperation with Carefor Renfrew County Branch.

How are Frozen Meals Available?

Complete meals cost $5.00 each.
Orders are placed once a month, normally about mid-month.
Food is delivered to Home Support. Clients can pick up their orders at their convenience.

What Kinds of Meals are Available

Meals include a main dish based on beef, pork, chicken, fish or pasta. Many meals include side dishes such as potato, rice or noodles, as well as a side vegetable.

Some examples:

  • Shepherd's Pie- seasoned ground beef topped with mashed potatoes served with green beans, peas & carrots
  • Salisbury Steak in a red wine gravy with home fries, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
  • Roast Chicken- thigh on bone, served with a dipping sauce, fries and a mixed vegetables
  • Salmon Fillet in Lemon Sauce served on rice, accompanied by broccoli, carrots & cauliflower
  • Vegetable Lasagna - pasta layered with spinach, zucchini, tomato & 3 cheeses with a medley of vegetables
  • **New** Beef Slices with Onion Gravy- Tendar beef slices with rich onion gravy served with mashed potatoes, peas & carrots
<![CDATA[Care Calls]]>, 30 May 2016 1:44:51 +0000Computerized telephone assurance program

Drop by the office or call Home Support at 613-756-2772 for more information about the Care Call program.

Taking the Fear Out of Being Alone

Contacting a senior or physically challenged adult on a daily basis helps to assure their well being and gives them a feeling of security.
The Care Call telephone system eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact.
People want the independence of living alone along with the security of being monitored. The Carecall System brings a sense of comfort into every client’s home.
Each day at a specified time, the system automatically makes the calls, inexpensively and without interruptions to normal community services.

What It Is And How It Works

This system is designated to telephone clients at a set time daily to confirm that they are okay. It is a tool which helps the client to remain at home comfortable with the knowledge that if they cannot answer for some reason or other, assistance will be forthcoming.
If the client doesn’t answer after a preset number of call attempts, an ALERT is issued. This is a print out of complete background information on the client, including doctor’s name and address, nearest friend or relative and medical history.

Things To Remember

We must be notified if you are not going to be home for your call. You may call anytime day or night and leave a message on our answering machine.
If you are hurt and need help— do not answer your phone at the pre arranged time for your call or the 2 calls that follow. Help will then be sent to you.
The program is voice activated, therefore, if you have an answering machine and it picks up the call we send, the program will react in the same way as it would if you answered it.

What fees will I have to pay for this service?

There is no fee for this service.

<![CDATA[Non-Profit Charity]]>, 17 Feb 2016 7:15:08 +0000Barry's Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services is a registered non-profit, charitable organization. Our Revenue Canada Business number is 10677 4342 RR0001

Donations receipts issued for gifts of $10.00 or more.

<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunities]]>, 23 Oct 2015 2:32:15 +0000We currently have the following Volunteer Opportunities available: 
  1. Volunteer Drivers to transport clients to and from medical appointment, local shopping and out of town appointments.

Please fill in the Volunteer Application and mail or deliver it to:

Barry's Bay & Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services
Box 148, Unit #2, Community Services Centre
7 St. Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0

Download the Application Forms

Download the Volunteer Application (Click the link to open the form, then print it.)

Download the Reference Check Form (Click the link to open the form, then print it.)

<![CDATA[Telephone Reassurance]]>, 23 Sep 2015 6:44:13 +0000A Home Support volunteer will call clients signed up for this service to provide support and reassurance to those seniors who are feeling lonely and confined to their homes.

Drop by the office or call Home Support at (613) 756-2772 for more information about the Telephone Reassurance program or to volunteer

Who can use Telephone Reassurance?

Telephone Reassurance is available to seniors (60 plus)and the physically challenged who live in the Townships of:

  •  Madawaska Valley
  •  Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards
  •  Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan
  •  South Algonquin

What fees will I have to pay for this service?

There is no fee for this service.