Improving quality of life

Nav-CARE is a free program offered by Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence volunteers, designed to improve the quality of life of people living with a serious illness, and their caregivers.

About the program Nav-CARE uses specially trained volunteers to regularly visit people who are living at home with serious health conditions affecting their quality of life.  These volunteers are trained in assessing quality of life, advocating, facilitating connections to community, and supporting access to resources. The goal of Nav-CARE is to improve quality of life so that people with serious chronic illnesses can be well at home.

 

Who is Nav-CARE designed to help?

 

West Island caregivers and adults living with chronic illness who have quality of life concerns such as:

  • Living with serious chronic illnesses
  • Having difficulty finding or accessing information or resources.
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Experienced a recent loss
  • With mobility or sensory challenges
  • Increased disengagement
  • Having difficulty making decisions
  • Having difficulty accessing resources
  • Feels the need for additional support
  • Experiencing caregiver fatigue
  • Persons  with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia should be accompanied by their caregiver

 

 

West Island municipalities covered by Nav-CARE:

 

Baie-D’Urfé

Beaconsfield

Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Kirkland

Pointe-Claire

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Senneville

Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle

L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève

Pierrefonds-Roxboro