NLCHC Winter 2015 Newsletter
The Primary Care Outreach to Seniors (PCO) program has received funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to expand services throughout Lanark County and is now up and running at the North Lanark Community Health Centre.
This free program provides support to older adults, aged 65 and older, who are living at home and who have complex care needs. Clients registered in this free program receive home visits from Community Health Worker, Joellen McHard, and Registered Nurse, Meredith Cullen. The PCO team can provide early intervention, assessment and monitoring of health conditions and link people with supports and services in the community. They can respond to immediate needs, provide ongoing monitoring and support, offer advice and education, as well as provide screening for home and personal safety risks. Clients are able to access services intensely or less so, as their individual needs require.
By working in collaboration with other health professionals, geriatric partners, community agencies and the Community Care Access Centre, the aim of this program is to reduce the number of emergency room visits, prevent hospital admissions, reduce isolation and allow seniors to live in their own homes for as long as safely possible.
To find out more about Primary Care Outreach to Seniors in north Lanark, or to book a presentation for your group, club or organization, please call the North Lanark Community Health Centre at (613) 259-2182 and ask for Joellen or Meredith.
Winter 2015 Newsletter