Who We Serve
The John Gordon Home offers a residential health care program for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHA’s) and Hepatitis C (HCV) and who require a supported living environment. Admission to the residential care program normally follows a planned referral and assessment process. Residents, directly or indirectly, pay a monthly fee. The residential care program offers a supported living environment for individuals who require health care services, for a period of up to nine months, although under special circumstances this may be extended to a maximum of one year.
The London Regional AIDS Hospice (LRAH) operates the John Gordon Home, a nine unit hospice providing regional services in London, Ontario, to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and HCV. The hospice provides 24 hour on site palliative, end of life and transitional health care services including nutrition services (meals and access to dietary assessment), housekeeping, social and recreational support, case planning, and community coordination.
Male and female adults living with HIV/AIDS/HCV with acute health care needs.
Geographical Area Served
LRAH serves South-western Ontario, including the City of London and the counties of Essex, Lambton, Sarnia, Middlesex, Perth, Oxford, and Huron. It is the only HIV/AIDS Hospice serving the area.
An individual must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for residency:
- be 16 years and over and living with HIV/AIDS or HCV and,
- require the care and support services of the John Gordon Home,
- be willing to work with staff to develop a program plan and work towards achievement of identified goals
- be willing to live in a cooperative environment, follow the service agreement and observe the rights
and responsibilities and general rules of the hospice and
- accept the maximum length of occupancy criteria.
Funding for the LRAH/John Gordon Home has been provided by the South West Local Health Ingtegration Network. John Gordon home also gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Ministry of Health – Long Term Care/Housing, the Ontario Ministry of Health/AIDS Bureau and the City of London for their funding and support.
Harm Reduction Program
Residents may be working on a personal harm reduction model that helps to manage their addictions. There are services available to support a resident, and the personal harm reduction plan is a part of the overall wellness plan at John Gordon Home.
Counterpoint, through the AIDS Committee of London, is a confidential service and can be reached at 519-434-1601
Resident Bill of Rights
As a resident of the John Gordon Home, I have the right to:
- be treated with courtesy and respect in a way that fully recognizes my dignity and individuality.
- live within a safe, harassment and violence free environment.
- identify reasonable goals and receive support from staff to achieve them.
- have my decisions and choices be respected, even though they may be contrary to the wishes or beliefs of others.
- be given information about services and resources in order to make informed decisions.
- be told who is providing my care.
- privacy in receiving treatment and in caring for my personal needs.
- have personal information treated confidentially.
- be cared for by compassionate sensitive and knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
- provide input and feedback into the John Gordon Home’s programs and policies.
- have a fair and clear complaint and appeal process without fear of punishment.
- display personal possessions, pictures and furnishings in my unit.
- receive visitors of my choice and to consult in private with any person without interference.
As a Resident I recognize that these rights are to be observed in keeping with safety requirements, other residents’ rights and the law.