Seniors’ Wellness

Seniors’ Assessment

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 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 or NFHT team members.

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

• 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.

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

Occupational Therapist


Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or NFHT Clinician referral.

MINT Memory Clinic

MINT Memory Clinics are Multispecialty INterprofessional Teams of family doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and others who are specially trained in caring for people living with dementia and other memory difficulties. The team provides assessment, early diagnosis, and ongoing care in a primary care setting.

MINT Memory Clinic provides a team approach for assessment, early diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing support of problems associated with memory loss. Our team includes team members from the Northumberland Family Health Team (physician, OT, pharmacist) and the Alzheimer’s Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton (Social worker and Care Navigator) who will conduct a thorough assessment, and communicate their findings to your primary care provider (family doctors or nurse practitioners). We also work closely with other community partners and specialist physicians to ensure your care needs are met.

For many memory conditions, early diagnosis and treatment can help to maintain and support cognitive health and quality of care.

To learn more about MINT memory clinics please Click here

• In the Memory Clinic, you and your family members will meet with the team of healthcare staff who will work with you to complete a full assessment. The information collected will provide you and your family doctor or nurse practitioner with a better understanding of your cognitive health, and recommend steps you and your family can take to support you.
• Your appointment will take approximately 2 hours.
• You will be asked to bring along a family member or someone who knows you well.
• Driving safety will be assessed.

If you would like an assessment by the MINT Memory Clinic team, please ask your NFHT family doctor or nurse practitioner for a referral:
MINT Referral Form

Once the referral has been received, you will be contacted by the team to begin the process of organizing an appointment date. Please note that our wait time is generally around 2-3 months.