Our Primary Care Network is currently working as part of a Provincial Initiative looking at improving seniors care in our communities. The Primary Health Care Integrated Geriatric Services Initiative started in June 2017.
Work is currently underway in Drumheller and Three Hills. The Drumheller team has created a patient flow map which identifies lines of communication between Physicians, Primary Care nurses and other health care team providers. They have also implemented team visits where you and your care partners will meet with your Family Physician and Primary Care Nurse to sit down together and create a plan of care. Here they will make any necessary referrals to other health care teams such as Home Care, Occupational Therapy or Physio Therapy.
We will also help connect you with available community resources. Our goal is to support you in living well at home.
For more information visit our Seniors Health Page.
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Did you know…….
In Drumheller we have created the Drumheller Community Seniors Coalition. This group is working to provide programs and education to seniors in our community.
So What’s that mean?
Drumheller hosted a community 55+ Seniors Fair on September 29
Our guest speakers presented on:
- RCMP – Scams and Cyber safety
- Rachel Graf Therapy Assistant- Opening Minds through Art Program
- Tricia Tetz- Dementia and Teepa Snow Gemstones Model
- Martin McSween, Addictions Counsellor- Substance use in Seniors
- Vicky Hardy, Century 21- Seniors Housing
We also enjoyed live Music from Joanne and Mary.
Our Coalition has received grant funding through the Awareness Builds Connection in Dementia Friendly Communities from the Rural Development Network and host a once a month Memory Café.
To learn more visit:
Our group has been working with the PHC IGSI provincial team using funds from the Health Canada Grant : Connecting people and community for living well.
This helps in running our weekly Circle of Connections (Dementia Day Program). With this we hold a monthly Caregiver support group supported by the Alzheimers Society of AB.
To Learn More visit:
For the Caregiver:
Other Health Teams Available to support you:
Seniors Outreach Nurse
Continuing Care Counsellor
Community Teams available to support you:
Local Seniors Centers/Societies
Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta Red Deer 403-342-0448
- Helping Hands or Badlands Elder Care
- Meal Services and In home assistance
Medic Alert 1-855-581-3794
811 Health Link 24/7 Dementia Advice Dial 811
**Contact your local Primary Care Team for specific Programs offered in your Community**