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Understanding Psychotherapy in Psychiatric Treatment (click to open)
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Myths and Facts – Understanding Psychotropic Medications Part 2 (click to open)
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English Episode 7 – Safety Information for Seniors (click to open)
English Episode 6 – High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Kidney Health (click to open)
English Episode 5 – COVID19 and Diabetes (click to open)
English Episode 4 – Guide to Exercise For The General Person (click to open)
English Episode 3 – Overview of Dementia (click to open)
English Episode 2 – Stroke & Stroke Prevention (click to open)
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Episode 10 – Coping with Anxiety during COVID-19 (click to open)
Episode 9 – Reduce Fall Risks at Home (click to open)
Episode 8 – Suggestions for Family Caregivers in the time of COVID-19 (click to open)
Episode 6 – Introduction to Diabetes Management during COVID-19 (click to open)
Episode 4 – Strategies to Communicate and Support People with Dementia (click to open)
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Pickup and delivery of purchased grocery within service boundary and specified stores.
Help purchase, pickup and delivery of grocery in specified stores
Medication pickup and delivery is available if mutually consented between the service users and the pharmacy stores.
Service Boundary: See attachment for details.
Grocery delivery $5 within 10 km ($2.5 for every additional 5 km)
Medication delivery $5 within 10 km ($2.5 for every additional 5 km)
Provide virtual emotional support/supportive counselling via phone call. Issues including Pandemic coping, grieving, abuse, caregiving stress, isolation, and etc.
Service Boundary: Do not apply
Cost: No cost
In-home personal support services including light meal preparation, light cleaning, daily living activities, personal hygiene, medication reminder
Service Boundary: Within the transportation service boundary. See attachment for details.
Cost: Co-payment: $28.5/hour for a minimum of 2 hours per visit
Provide telephone call for safety check and social interaction in a regular schedule.
Service Boundary: Do not apply
Cost: No cost
Regular Chinese hot meal, frozen Chinese and Western meal available. Hot meal delivery from Monday to Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Frozen meal delivery on every Wednesday. Special and minced diet is available when needed.
Service Boundary: See attachment for details
Hot meal $5/meal within hot meal delivery boundary.
Frozen food $5/meal with a minimum of 3 meals/order within hot meal delivery boundary. Beyond hot meal boundary, delivery charge $2 applies within transportation boundary.
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Transportation ride to attend essential medical appointments; Visit pharmacy for medication pickup; Visit stores for grocery and/or essential supply purchase within service boundary
Service Boundary: Within South of Bloomington Road, East of Bathurst Street, West of Tenth Line/ Markham, North of Lakeshore). See attachment for details.
$7.5 within 5.0 km one way; $12 for 5.1 – 10 km one way
A FREE food basket consisting of non-perishable food items to be delivered to seniors/individuals who are isolated with financial challenges. Has to be recommended by service providers such as the care coordinators.
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Precautionary Protocol for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For everyone’s safety, Carefirst is implementing the following safety measures for your attention and kindly cooperation:
The number of countries reporting cases of COVID-19 continues to change on a daily basis. Please observe the followings:
1. Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada should:
– Self-isolate for 14 days after the return to Canada and monitor themselves for symptoms during this period.
– People who are self-isolating should not go out.
2. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment, we ask patients and clients to
– Pre-book any medical/service appointment with Carefirst.
– Answer health screening questions one day before the appointment.
– Arrive on time for any appointment.
– Arrive on site with own mask and follow infection control measures including performing hand hygiene, answering screening questions and having their temperature taken at the main entrance.
– Wait at the designated waiting area until it is time for their appointment or until the care team is ready to receive them.
– Been seen / assessed at a designated area by a nurse or physician if a Carefirst Family Health Team patient answers “yes” to any of the screening questions
– Come no more than 10 minutes for the social recreation program before the program start time and leave right after the program is finished.
– Be advised to leave the premises and program space and to seek medical advice immediately if not a Carefirst Family Health Team patient
3. One patient / client policy
– Patient / client will be seen by health care provider on her / his own. The caregiver accompany patient / client will be invited to wait at the designated area.
4. Wear facemasks at all time in Carefirst premises and program spaces
– Exceptions only include: children under the age of two, individuals with a medical condition that makes it difficult to breathe.
– Be advised to leave the premises and program space without wearing facemask
5. No entry into the premises and program spaces if anyone refuse to answer the self-screening questionnaire.
6. Please follow all the signs and instructions of the premises and program spaces
We are dealing with a new and unknown virus with potentially high infection rates and severe consequences, and we have an obligation to keep our staff, volunteers, clients/patients, caregivers and the community safe.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the Carefirst community a safe environment for all!
3. 一個病人 / 客戶政策
– 個別病人/客戶將由醫護/ 工作人員接見，陪同人士請在指定區域等候。
– 例外情況包括 : 兩歲以下兒童、身體狀況不佳、難以呼吸的個人。
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RGP COVID-19 resources to support the care of older adults with frailty:
- COVID-19 in Older Adults (PDF) – updated information on atypical presentations and optimizing care for older adults with COVID-19.
- Cognitive tools for virtual care (PDF) – commonly used cognitive tools (MoCA, MMSE. RUDAS and mini-CoG) with the visual parts blown up for easy use during virtual assessments. Developed by Dr. Terumi Izukawa, MD, FRCPC. (This resource will not be available on our website)
- Family Councils Ontario Virtual Visits Toolkit (PDF) – Toolkit for any long-term care team attempting to set up scheduled video calls between older adults and their loved ones.
- CLRI Supports for LTC Team Members (Web page) – COVID-19 mental health supports for LTC teams, resources for residents, compassionate communication modules, and more from the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research, & Innovation (CLRI).
- DementiAbility Messaging/Memory Supports (Web page) – This document (available in MS Word on the webpage) includes a variety of COVID-19 messages for individuals living with dementia. There are also templates that can be modified for your organization.
- Activities for older adults living with Dementia (PDF) – A guide to online resources for those providing care for people with dementia. UK resource developed by Health Innovation Network South London. May provide inspiration for staff in LTC.
Carefirst Family Health Team Notice During COVID-19 Period (click to open)
COVID-19 Screening Tool (click to open)