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The Alzheimer Society of Huron was founded by a group of family caregivers and incorporated in 1993. It is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting.
In addition to providing programs to the community, we also support research through the Alzheimer Society of Canada as well as the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Quick Facts about The Alzheimer Society of Huron County:
- Formed in 1992 and incorporated in 1993,
- Serves all of Huron County with a population of 59,000
- Has ten members that sit on its board and
- Has over 90 volunteers who assist with many aspects of the organization, including board governance, programs, fund development and awareness as well as office assistance.
As one of 26 Societies that make up the network of Alzheimer Societies in Ontario, we provide programs, services and education to persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners.
The Alzheimer Society of Huron County serves residents of Huron County, with an office located in Clinton and satellite offices located in Zurich and Wingham.
The Alzheimer Society of Huron County is a non-profit charitable organization and depends on charitable donations and special events fundraising for the financial support required to continue our work. All donations to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County are eligible for tax receipts.
Our Charitable Registration No. is 14068-5751- RR0001.
The Society is supported by individual and community service sector donations, special events fundraising and also receives funding from the Home and Community Support Services South West (formerly the South West Local Health Integration Network or SWLHIN) to support our education, counseling and First Link® programs.
Read the Multi-Sector Accountability Agreement between the Alzheimer Society of Huron County and the SWLHIN.
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Client Bill of Rights
The Client Bill of Rights has been developed to promote the dignity and worth of all people who use the services of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County. Each client is unique and has the right:
- To be serviced in a manner that recognizes the person’s individuality including ethnic, spiritual, linguistic, familial and cultural factors.
- To mutual trust, respect for confidentiality and responsible communication.
- To courteous and respectful service, recognizing the client’s dignity, and privacy.
- To receive safe, appropriate, and timely service with freedom from mental, physical and financial exploitation.
- To recommend changes that affect his/her care with respect to policies, without fear of interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal.
- To give or refuse consent to the provision of service.
- To receive information about the services provided by the Alzheimer Society to him/her and to be told who will be providing the services.
- To be included in his/her assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of their personal care plan.
- To appoint someone to oversee their rights if they become unable to do so on their own.
- To be informed of the procedures for initializing complaints about the Alzheimer Society Huron County.