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Circle of Care

Beth Henderson joined the Health Centre in February of 2005. Beth first commenced her employment as the Community Health Nurse (CHN). Since that time, Beth enthusiastically and graciously accepted first the position of Home Care Nurse and now has been promoted to that of Case Manager/Coordinator. Beth's busy schedule includes the management of the Circle of Care Program and the Community Care Access Centre on behalf of the Beausoleil First Nation Community.

Recently the community support services and Aging at Home program integrated with Home and Community Care to become Circle of Care under the supervision of Beth. Beth's experience is varied; including staff nurse at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) in the medical, surgical and obstetrics departments, 1 year at the Villa Care Centre, 2 years at the Penetang Correctional Centre, as well as experience with a naturopath, homecare and other areas. From the very beginning, Beth has felt a part of the community as well as a valued contributor to the team at BFHC.

Cheryl Jamieson became a part of the Health Centre team in April of 2007. Cheryl's enthusiasm, energy and superior organizational skills have been an asset to the organization.

Cheryl brings a vast array of experience and knowledge from years of working for the Beausoleil First Nation community. She fondly recalls her first High School Summer Placement at the Day Care Centre, which really became her anchor, as she continued working in the Community Services through the years. Her employment has included School/Community Librarian, Elementary School Secretary, Beausoleil Education Authority Secretary, Ferry Deckhand Trainee, Empowering the Youth Coordinator and finally went on to become Seniors' Activities Worker for the past five and a half years. Having worked directly with all age groups at one time or another, she has come "full circle", as one might say. Now, employed as the Administration/Client Care Assistant for the Circle of Care Program, Cheryl will continue to help people help themselves in our journey towards health and well-being.

Our Mission

The Beausoleil First Nation Circle of Care Program aims to preserve and maximize the ability for the Edbendaazigig to remain as independent as long as possible at home in their own community by providing services in a holistic approach to meet an Edbendaazigig needs. The Circle of Care Program will promote wellness to prevent or delay the need for institutional care and enhance the responsibility to the Edbendaazigig for their health. Integrated and coordinated services through the Beausoleil First Nation Circle of Care Program will be accessible to all Edbendaazigig of Beausoleil First Nation in need of those services.

Our Goal is to

Encourage independence and enhance the quality of like while maintaining dignity through a holistic approach.

What's new in Circle of Care?

As of April 1, 2010 the integration of the Primary Care – Essential Services will be fully implemented. What was formally "The Home and Community Care Program" and "Community Support Services" will now be combined into the "Circle of Care" These programs have been undergoing recent position change, including some change of office locations over the past few months but this will have no direct impact on your service.

All services can now be accessed with one quick phone call to the intake worker. She will begin the formal process and each request will be referred immediately to the Case Manager at the Beausoleil Family Health Centre. The Case Manager will follow up within 48 hours after the initial contact and appointments will be scheduled to complete the application and/or assessment to determine the needs of service and eligibility. Emergency situations will be dealt with immediately on an individual basis. The Circle of Care will continue to offer the residents of Beausoleil First Nation and its community members the same exceptional quality of care and services that it is known for.

Circle of Care Services

What we provide

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility medical forms and eligibility financial needs assessments will be required to be completed

Referrals may be made by clients, family members, physicians or other service providers.

For Nursing Services

Referrals from physicians, nursing staff and Community Care Access Centre only.

Staff of the Circle of Care Program

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Contact the Circle of Care Program
Beausoleil Family Health Centre
156 Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Christian Island, Ontario
L0K 1C0

Phone: 705-247-2035
Fax: 705-247-2006

Beth Henderson ext. 33
Cheryl Jamieson ext. 24
Veronica Copegog 247-2128