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 19 Updates

For up to date information on where to find Covid vaccination clinics please click here to go to the HKPR website.

To download a receipt of your vaccination click on this link and have your health card ready.
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.

 

Read an interview about these new vaccines with our Dr. Smith, the COVID-19 Vaccine Physician Lead for NFHT.

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information on where to get a COVID-19 test,  please click here.

Groups & Webinars

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

 

New group: Understanding Low Mood & Depression is the 1st step towards feeling better. A supportive, skills based, goal oriented 6-week group program starting Nov. 17 from 1 to 2:30pm. For further info call Kathy at 289-252-2139.

 

Virtual Support Group: to join this online Zoom group on Thursday afternoons at 1:30pm  please click this link.

 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

 

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

The Colborne outreach clinic will open April 6. Learn more, including the services planned for this location by clicking here.  

 

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

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

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.

NFHT Career Opportunity

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Temporary Parental Leave Contract

Starting May 2021
Please click here for full details on our careers page.

 

 

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