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.
Many people believe that high blood pressure is a normal part of aging and there is little that you can do about it. The East Elgin FHT Programs & Services Registered Dietitian, Justine Horne and our clinic Registered Dietitian, Jessica Glover will provide “Blood Pressure 101”, a 90-minute workshop with the goal to improve outcomes for our patients with hypertension (high BP) through lifestyle changes and nutritional education.
Within this workshop, patients will have their BP’s checked and will learn all about blood pressure, including normal and abnormal values, and different lifestyle choices you can make to help manage your blood pressure. Medication, alcohol intake, smoking, weight management, sodium and potassium intake and stress will all be discussed as part of this comprehensive program.
The priority of this program is to provide nutritional education to our patients, to help you have the tools and knowledge to make informed food and lifestyle choices. Participants of this workshop will be connected with credible nutrition information as well as resources.
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.
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.
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.
Here at the Ease 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.
Our Registered Dietition, Jessica Glover, 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.
The Health Check Drop-In is a program run by our Programs & Services Registered Dietitian, Justine Horne. This program allows our patients a chance to drop in and speak to Justine about anything nutrition related. Justine is able to check your blood pressure and provide you nutritional and lifestyle information. Have your weight checked or ask about having a more comprehensive body composition analysis done by Justine. She is able to review any questions you may have about food choices, nutrition or dietary supplements, providing credible nutritional information and resources. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about different programs and services offered at the FHT.