We love our community’s seniors and continually find ways to help make their lives healthy and vibrant.
Home assessments are provided to individuals over 65 years of age by a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. Follow-up visits allow staff to monitor any medical concerns. Illness prevention and health promotion are important aspects of home visits.
The Community Mental Health and Aboriginal Support Worker can assess clients for conditions affecting mental health while the nursing staff can assess the home for risks associated with falling.
Referrals are provided to therapists and geriatric experts in the region.
Nutrition assessments can help individuals learn about healthy eating options. The Health Promotion Office offers assessments to establish if seniors are getting enough calories or might benefit from nutrition assistance. The assessment also includes height and weight measurements to determine if clients are losing weight abnormally or experiencing a decrease in height as early signs of osteoporosis.
Lifeline is a service that helps clients stay safely at home using a Personal Help Button (PHB) worn on the wrist or neck. It provides the client with direct communication to emergency service personnel. While the Lifetime program has a monthly fee, the Mary Berglund Community Health Centre does not collect or receive any of these funds.