Seniors Wellness

Seniors Assessment Clinic Program

The goal of the NFHT Seniors Assessment Clinic is to help seniors and their families, living in our community, to live safely and independently in their own homes and to participate in activities that are important to them.

When you are referred to the program you will meet with the Occupational Therapist to review your current medications, health concerns and any challenges you are having in your day to day activities. Topics addressed may include home safety equipment, falls prevention, memory screening, nutrition, anxiety and depression screening, medication changes, family and caregiver support and linkages with other community resources.

This program is for: 

  • NFHT patients 65 years of age or older who live in their own home or local retirement residence

Program Activities and Services:

  • Comprehensive assessment including cognition/memory, falls risk, mobility, activities of daily living, driving screening, malnutrition, supports and mental health
  • Patient and family education and case management to support independence and wellness
  • Collaborative clinic service provided with geriatrician
  • Primary Care Memory Clinic for patients with memory impairment, cognitive impairment or dementia

Goals for Participants:

  • Patients and care givers are supported to live safely, confidently and/or fully as possible, within their “home” of choice

Team:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Social Worker
  • Physiotherapist
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Geriatrician

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral

Patient Resources

 

What’s Happening in Your Community

Screening Precautions Underway Coronavirus

 

IF YOU HAVE A COUGH AND FEVER

    AND

IF YOU OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU HAS RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO CHINA

 

PLEASE ALERT THE CLINIC STAFF WHEN YOU CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND AVOID ANY UNSCHEDULED VISIT TO THE CLINIC.

 

For all interprofessional health provider appointments/groups/programs at the Northumberland Mall location:

If you are sick and may be infectious (new or worse cough or shortness of breath, fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea), please call us to reschedule your appointment.

 

THESE PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AND WILL ALLOW US TO CARE FOR YOU AND THE OTHER PEOPLE AT THE CLINIC.

 

As has been widely reported, a new coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and there has been limited person-to-person transmission. The new strain of coronavirus is called Novel Coronavirus-Wuhan (nCov).

 

Ontario’s Ministry of Health has created a dedicated web page where you can learn more about this coronavirus and find daily updates (https://www.ontario.ca/page/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov).

 

The risk to Canadians remains low.

 

Northumberland Family Health Team is following

guidance from the Ministry of Health and taking precautions by asking all patients about symptoms and travel. Protocols are in place to appropriately isolate and test any patients requiring investigation.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN – MSW – Permanent Part-Time

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER – Temporary Full-Time

 

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT – Permanent Full Time

 

Nurse Practitioner Rapid Access Clinic

For:  Patients of the NFHT who need an urgent appointment and are unable to get one at their doctor’s office.  This is an alternative to using a walk-in clinic.

To Book an Appointment, call: 289-252-2139.

  • You MUST have a family doctor with the Northumberland Family Health Team and a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Emergencies should still go to the hospital Emergency Department

Location:      Northumberland Family Health Team

Northumberland Mall – Lower Level

Hours:            Phone lines open at 8:00 am

Tuesdays:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Closed on Statutory Holidays

 

Media Release – New Northumberland Ontario Health Team to Provide Better Connected Care for Patients

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OHT-Northumberland Website

www.ohtnorthumberland.ca

Osteoarthritis Information Sessions

Come learn from our Physiotherapist how to continue enjoying life despite having Osteoarthritis.

OA Workshop

4th Monday of every month.

10:00 to 11:30 am

Saturday Pap Test Clinic

Saturday Pap Test Clinic For patients of the NFHT

February 29th 2020

NFHT Sat PAP Clinic February 29 2020

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

This is a group session that will offer information on a variety of smoking cessation options.

Ongoing sessions alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays

NFHT Smoking Cessation Workshop

Healthy Living Education Series

Come on out to learn about various Healthy Living Lifestyle topics on Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019

 

 

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