Vascular Health Program

Prevention and management of vascular diseases (including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease) through self-management support, healthy lifestyle counseling and evidence based intervention.

 

This program is for:

  • Patients with, or at risk for, vascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, circulatory disease

Program Activities and Services:

  • Individual sessions with care providers for assessment, monitoring, counselling, treatment and self-management support
  • Blood pressure checks, lab work monitoring, symptom monitoring
  • Group workshops

Goals for Participants:

  • Improvement in vascular health measures (such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, medications)
  • Healthy lifestyle behaviour changes such as improved nutrition and increased activity
  • Improved knowledge, confidence and/or motivation

Team:

  • Nursing
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral

 


CHANGE PROGRAM

  • 12-month structured program focused on the reversal of metabolic syndrome through diet and exercise modifications
  • Physician referral required
  • For patients with at least 3 of the following:
    • High blood pressure (≥ 130/85 mm Hg, or receiving medication)
    • High blood glucose levels (≥ 5.6 mmol/L, or receiving medication)
    • High triglycerides (≥ 1.7 mmol/L, or receiving medication)
    • Low HDL-Cholesterol (< 1.0 mmol/L in men or < 1.3 mmol/L in women)
    • Large waist circumference (≥ 102 cm in men, 88 cm in women; ranges vary according to ethnicity)

 

The Vascular Health Program is provided by a physiotherapist, dietitians and nurses for people with (or at risk for) heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease.

The goal of the Vascular Health program is to reduce risk factors by providing assessment, monitoring, education and support focused on nutrition, exercise, medications and stress reduction. Individual counseling and group workshops are available for those who are interested.

Patient Resources

 

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If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Need A Doctor?

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

What’s Happening in Our Community

Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being.  To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray leslie.murray@nrt.ymca.ca or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.

 

Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached  for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here. 

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

 

Meals on Wheels – is accepting new clients and still delivering frozen meals. Call Community Care Northumberland 705-653-0932 or commcare.ca.

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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