Community Care Coordination

Community Care Coordination aims to:
  • Help you find out what changes you could make to your life to keep healthy and try to prevent heart, lung or other problems including diabetes and asthma.
  • Assist you to plan for lifestyle changes and to prevent barriers getting in the way.
  • Offer practical advice in planning to quit smoking and providing telephone support if you need it.
  • Offer referrals to programs or services which may assist you in your goals.
Programs:

Cardiac Rehabilitation:  A program for clients who have had a heart attack, angina, angioplasty [Stent], coronary artery bypass grafts, valve surgery, or people with chronic heart disease.

Each client has an initial appointment with a community nurse and physiotherapist before beginning group rehabilitation. The 9 week program focuses on assessment and education to minimize the risk of future problems, as well as exercise to improve heart health.

Access to the program is usually via referral from your doctor or other health practitioner, however self-referrals are accepted.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A program for clients with chronic lung conditions to enable them to increase their exercise tolerance, manage their breathing and live within their limitations.

Each client has an initial appointment with a community nurse and physiotherapist before beginning a group exercise program. The 9 week program focuses on assessment and education to assist you to learn to exercise within the limitations of fatigue and breathlessness.

Access to the program is usually via referral from your doctor or other health practitioner, however self-referrals are accepted.

Health Improvement Programs: A variety of programs to assist and motivate clients to alter their way of life to preventing chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes.

Quit Smoking Advice: A discussion with a nurse on the best way for you to plan for quitting smoking. Includes follow up by telephone if desired.

Care Coordination: For those needing multiple services to achieve the best outcome and assist them to remain living independently.

For further information or to make an appointment, please phone the Community Health Centre between 9am and 4 pm Monday to Thursday.

 

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