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

 

COVID & FLU SHOTS, Masking

Covid and flu shot appointments are available at our clinic in the lower level of the Northumberland Mall on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book online click here or you can call 289-252-2139. For more information click here for covid or here for flu.

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, you do still need to wear a procedure mask inside of our office – we can provide one. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff.

Groups & Webinars

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

Mindfulness: Calming the Body and Mind When Feeling Stressed. Free Zoom webinar Nov. 7 at 12pm with Ester Odermatt, MSW, RSW. To register click here.

Emotional Wellness: Understanding Low Mood and Depression is the first step towards feeling better. 6-week in-person group starting Nov. 10 from 1pm – 2:30pm. For more info click here. 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

What’s Happening in Our Community

With rising cases of respiratory illness like #RSV and #influenza in our region + the ongoing presence of #covid19, #OHT-N partners have joined forces to issue an urgent #northumberland ‘call to action’.

For details, please click here.

NFHT Career Opportunity

NFHT is seeking a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to work within a family practice office and as part of our interprofessional program team. Please see our careers page for more information new postings.

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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