Programs & Services

Palliative Care

NOVA Montréal’s Palliative Care program offers in-home support and comfort to terminally ill patients through specialized nursing care and help with symptom management, including pain control. On-call nursing coverage is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.This service is delivered by a team that provides sensitive and skilled care to meet the physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of both the patient and the family.

 

  • Active involvement of a physician is required. 

  • This service is offered free of charge.

  • For more information about this program, please contact info@novamontreal.com.

Home Support & Respite

NOVA Montréal’s Home Support and Respite program offers respite and support to caregivers of people with chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, strokes, cancer, and frail health. On a scheduled basis, trained NOVA home health aides will help with daily activities such as personal hygiene, physical and mental wellbeing, treatment, medication and other activities in the home. Caregivers can take worry-free time off to run errands, keep appointments or simply relax.

 

No medical referral is required. A NOVA Montréal nurse will visit the home and work with the caregiver to develop a plan of support based on our list of available services.

 

Thanks to funding from L’Appui Montréal, caregivers of the elderly are eligible for respite services at reduced rates or free of charge (for low income families or caregivers with a heavy burden, based on our criteria). Additional free hours of respite are available via our volunteer services. 

 

Children’s Services

NOVA Montréal’s Children Services program offers in-home respite and support to families of chronically ill children ages 0 to 6 years old. On a scheduled basis,trained NOVA home health aides will help with daily activities such as personal hygiene, movement, physical and mental wellbeing, treatment, medication and other activities in the home. To ensure continuity of care, the same NOVA Home Health Aide will visit each week.

 

A medical referral from a healthcare professional is required. A NOVA Montréal nurse will visit the home and work with the family to develop a plan of support based on our list of available services.

 

Support Programs

Bereavement Support

Created in 2017 in memory of Connie Maison, NOVA Montréal’s Connie Maison Bereavement Program provides individuals with knowledge and tools to cope with the loss of a loved one. This English-speaking program consists of eight two-hour support group meetings. Bi-weekly meetings are facilitated by NOVA Montréal’s social worker and an art therapist from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

 

  • Thanks to a partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this service is offered free of charge.

  • For more information about this program, please contact info@novamontreal.com.