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

 

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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