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

 

Need A COVID-19 Test? Or a Doctor?

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach 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

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

 

CBT INSOMNIA – How to Improve Your sleep
Kathy Beale, BSW, MSW, RSW NFHT Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician will present this free Zoom webinar series, four sessions starting Nov 4 at 1:30pm. For details and to register, please email kbeale@nfht.ca.

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

Community Health Centres of Northumberland – click this for community Program Flyer Fall 2020 or for details see https://chcnorthumberland.ca/

 

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.

 

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

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

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.

 

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Career Opportunites at NFHT
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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