Canadian Red Cross Society - Timmins and District

Site: Timmins and District Hospital

Service: Priority Assistance to Transition Home Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Works in partnership with Timiskaming Home Support (THS) to offer assistance to patients who are transitioning from hospital to home through the following services: 
  • Transportation home 
  • Assistance with picking up prescriptions 
  • Light housekeeping 
  • Meal preparation 
  • Referral to community support services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Schumacher ; South Porcupine ; Timmins
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
  • Be able to direct own care or caregiver;  
  • Be medically stable; 
  • Be able to be left unattended; 
  • Requires one or both the transportation and settling in component of the program; 
  • Be mobile, ambulatory (able to self-transfer), and not need the assistance of more than one person to manage stairs; 
  • Pose no threat to the health and safety of self or workers; AND 
  • Not live in a long-term care home or Assisted Living where 24-hour care is provided
Application Potential clients are identified by the hospital or via the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) and must be received a minimum of 24 hours in advance
Languages English
Fees Service
Contact Information
Primary Contact Wendy Sabovitch, Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-267-2131 ext 2366; Email:
Primary Executive Carole Timm, Timmins and District Branch Manager; Phone: 705-267-4900 ext 201; Fax: 705-268-6388; Email:
Site Location Timmins and District Hospital
Located In Community Timmins
Address 700 Ross Ave E
Timmins, ON P4N 8P2
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Intersection Ross Ave E and Texas Gulf Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)