Community Healthcare

 

The community health care services of Maison du Père were created in 2013 to reach a clientele who would otherwise not consult in the conventional health system due, among other things, to the discrimination of which they are often victims. However, the lack of adequate care inevitably leads to a deterioration in the health of these people and back-and-forth trips to emergency rooms, sometimes for the same problem.

 

The Maison du Père clinical team offers many services to the homeless population:

  • Emergency care (disinfection of wounds, frostbites, etc.);
  • 8 convalescence beds (post-operative care, medication management, bandages, vital signs, medical support, referrals);
  • 2 private rooms for oncology treatments;
  • Clientele education (eg: glycemic control);
  • Administrative support (renewal of the health insurance card);
  • Referral of users to better adapted resources (healthcare network, therapy center, social reintegration);

The team also sees to the well-being and certain medical follow-ups of the 86 residents of Maison du Père.

In its approach, the Maison du Père clinical team does more than treat medical emergencies. It takes into account the needs of patients as a whole, their reality as disaffiliated men.

Since its creation in 2013, more than 15,000 overnight stays have been offered in the convalescence service of Maison du Père. The majority of patients had been referred by the Health Network because of the lack of places to provide the required post-hospital care and follow-up. The needs are therefore real and essential.

The convalescence service at Maison du Père is also, for many, an opportunity for social reintegration. After their stay, many choose to enter a social reintegration program or a residence adapted to their needs.

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