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A partner bulletin from the North East Community Care Access Centre








In this issue:


Assess & Restore


‘Betty’ is unable to straighten her spine due to previous back injuries and uses an old walker to get around her apartment. She is falling one to two times each week. 

‘Joan’ is struggling to care for her son with spina bifida. She is no longer able to lift him in and out of bed and cannot safely assist him to access the shower. 

‘Dave’ wants to retain his independence but is having trouble negotiating the entry stairs to his home. There is no hand railing in place and he is terrified of taking a spill.  

All of these stories have happy endings thanks to the North East CCAC Assess and Restore Program. Funded as a two-year pilot project, the program helps provide the necessary equipment and or home renovations required to allow people to live safely in their homes and maintain independence for as long as possible. 

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Join Us!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Steelworker’s Hall, 2nd Hall

66 Brady St., Sudbury ON


North East CCAC Board of Directors


12:00 pm


North East CCAC


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free admission; everyone welcome!



  Accessing CCAC Care

On any given day across our vast region, the North East CCAC provides care and support to 15,000 individuals at home, in school or in the community. There are many different paths to CCAC care, but each and every one involves a CCAC Access Care Coordinator. In 2014-2015, our Access teams transitioned close to 34,000 people – that’s almost 100 patients a day – from hospital to home, or onto CCAC care from the community. 

Talking to that many people every day about their care needs offers a great opportunity to examine what you are doing well, and what you can do to enhance the patient experience. Our Access teams have utilized this frontline expertise to develop innovative ways to ease each patient’s journey as they transition between care venues. How are we doing?  

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Due to construction in and around the Rainbow Centre, the North East CCAC Sudbury branch has opened a temporary second entrance in the mall (across from the food court). Our main entrance off of Ste. Anne Rd. remains open to patients and visitors, but parking is limited.









Heroes in the Home
Caregiver Recognition Awards




We know that most volunteers would never seek out recognition; they do what they do out of compassion and love. That’s why the North East Community Care Access Centre is so proud to launch the second annual Heroes in the Home – Caregiver Recognition Awards. They could be family members, friends, or neighbours – men and women who give of their time and themselves to provide meals, housekeeping, transportation, banking, or simply coffee and conversation. They could also be paid caregivers who have gone above and beyond their typical roles to support a person in need. 

“Nearly 80% of all caregiving in Canada is provided by volunteers, usually relatives,” said Ron Farrell, North East CCAC Board Chair. “Until now, they have laboured away from the spotlight. We are pleased and proud to change that focus.” 

The North East CCAC is now accepting nominations for the Caregiver Recognition Awards. For more information and event details, please visit and “like” our Heroes in the Home Facebook page. 

All Heroes in the Home nominees will receive a certificate of recognition at local community events to be held this fall throughout the North East. Nominate your hero today! 

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Winners from our last Heroes in the Home Caregiver recognition awards.





CCAC Spotlight: Mental Health & Addiction Nurses









“Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.” 

Earlier this month, the North East CCAC celebrated National Nursing Week and Mental Health Week, so it seemed appropriate to shine the spotlight on a member of our team who wears both hats. Wanda Sear is a Registered Nurse who works primarily with children and youth as part of the Mental Health & Addictions School Program. Based in Timmins, the former bookkeeper and mother of two turned her passion for helping others into a full-time nursing career, first with the Timmins and District Hospital and now with the CCAC, working closely with area school boards to reach out to students facing mental health or addiction challenges.

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The North East CCAC is pleased to provide our health system partners with this monthly update on new initiatives, changes to services or updates on current research that impact your organization. Comments are always welcome.