The Keep it Off! Weight Management Support Group is a monthly group program available for individuals who have participated in the Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) program. This group will provide you with ongoing support in your weight management efforts and new knowledge about nutrition from Registered Dietitian, Justine Horne. Each session covers a different topic such as: Nutrition Misinformation, Label Reading 201, and Get Heart Smart! This is a drop-in program, so there’s no need to book in ahead of time. Group sessions take place in the lower level of the East Elgin Family Health Team, in the program room (L6-02). You can find the schedule for this program by clicking on “Go To Calendar” below.
Our Registered Dietitian, Cindy, provides information in this workshop for those caregivers interested in learning more about how to safely introduce healthy solids to babies. This class provides awareness about Canadian dietary guidelines on when to introduce different solids as well as provides interactive, hands-on activities to provide education to each caregiver.
Here at the East Elgin FHT, our goal is to provide our Diabetic patients with comprehensive care utilizing our interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers. The Diabetic Program is designed specifically for our patients living with pre-diabetes or diabetes, with the objective of decreasing complications associated with the disease, which helps to improve long-term health outcomes.
Gina Allen is the EEFHT’s Social Worker. Her goal is to provide mental health counseling services for all patients at both the Aylmer and Straffordville locations. Gina counsels patients who are struggling with life events or who are diagnosed with mental health illness and are showing a marked decrease in their daily ability to cope.
At the East Elgin FHT, our Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) are dedicated to providing increased access to services for our “at risk”, homebound seniors, 65 years plus.
At the East Elgin FHT, our Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) are dedicated to increasing access to pre and post-natal health care for pregnant women and new mothers. The goal is to increase access to health care, preventative care and promote health by providing comprehensive medical care until 32 weeks gestation as guided by the antenatal record. Our NP’s use the Rourke Baby Record, which is a system many Canadian healthcare professionals use for well-baby and well-child visits for infants and children from 1 week to 5 years of age. Children at the Family Health Team will receive comprehensive care and immunizations during their well-baby and well-child visits.
Our Foot & Wound Care Specialist, Cherie Servant, RPN, IIWCC, FCN, DE provides exceptional specialized care for patients of the East Elgin FHT. Cherie assesses and treats patients who have foot concerns or wounds related to chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. Cherie is able to treat those patients who have poor circulation, fungal nails, corns, calluses, warts or those with a sore/ulcer that just won’t heal. She provides preventative disease management, such as Doppler or monofilament testing. Patients within this program will receive immediate treatment recommendations during each visit.
The Get Heart Smart Program is a weekly group program that runs for a total of four weeks. If you have heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or a strong family history of heart disease, this is the program for you! All who are interested in learning how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle are welcome. In this program, you will have the opportunity to assess your own heart disease risk level and learn how to lower your risk of having heart problems in the future. Our Registered Dietitians, in collaboration with staff from the local Diabetes Program, will review evidence-based lifestyle interventions to keep you and your heart healthy. Among various topics covered, we will discuss dietary patterns proven to be heart-healthy like the Mediterranean Diet, reading food labels, and practical tips for managing your stress. Our next group will run from October 16 to November 6, 2018. Register today by calling 519-773-3715 ext. 135.