Bounce Back is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

The CPSMP is a licensed program developed and researched at Stanford University.  It follows a standardized format that is proven to help people learn to better manage the symptoms of their chronic pain. 

Attendees learn the principles of mindfulness meditation, the importance of living in the moment, the power of now and how these relate to suffering less pain.  Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more pain controlled despite the challenges of everyday life , such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers, and insurers.  This can change the intensity of pain suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way.  Life skills are also enhanced in this course.  Consistent attendance is required to remain in the course.  

This program is offered via OTN (Ontario Telehealth Network) for a total of 13 weeks. 

Speak with your family physician or one of our allied health professionals regarding a referral. 

Our pharmacist is a trained medication expert who works with your physician to ensure the safe and appropriate use of medications to improve your health.  You may access our pharmacist for:

  • Individual medication reviews – Prescription and non-prescription medications are reviewed to determine if they are safe and effective.  You may also ask how/when to take each medication and how to manage side effects.
  • Managing your medication list – If you’ve recently been in the hospital or had many changes made to your medications then you can review these with our pharmacist and obtain an up-to-date list that you can keep.
  • Polypharmacy – Taking too many medications? Our pharmacist can review your medications to see if there are ways to simplify your regimen. Also, if you are taking unnecessary or potentially harmful medications then our pharmacist can help work with you to wean off them safely.

This program is for patients that take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin®).  Our pharmacist and registered nurses monitor patients’ INR blood test results and adjust patients’ warfarin doses accordingly.  Education on the safe and proper use of this medication including the various factors that can affect how it works is available on a one-on-one basis with our pharmacist.

This program involves an annual review of all patients with type 2 diabetes.  During the visit, a comprehensive overview of each patient’s diabetes management will be conducted by one of our registered nurses, our dietitian or our pharmacist.  This includes a review of the patient’s vitals and lab results, preventative care items, including vaccinations, eye exam, and foot exam, as well as education on the complications of diabetes and healthy lifestyle choices.  If a patient is struggling with diabetes self-management or has other issues that may impact their ability to manage their diabetes then the visit is used as an opportunity to coordinate follow-up with their family physician, one of our Interdisciplinary Health Professionals or the Diabetes Education Program, whichever is appropriate.

This program is for those who have experienced a cardiac event or have cardiac conditions,  including but not limited to heart attack, cardiomegaly, stent placement, mitral valve replacement, bypass surgery, or coronary artery disease.  Classes involve supervised exercise at the Renaissance Seniors Centre, as well as educational components about living a heart healthy lifestyle.   Patients are generally told by their physicians that a cardiac rehabilitation program may be of benefit to them upon discharge from hospital, but they are also able to self refer and be assessed to see if they qualify.  Classes are twice weekly, for 16 sessions.   

Call Donna at ELFHT to book an appointment for more information.

System navigators are care providers responsible for helping clients identify their service/health goals, drawing up a collaborative care plan and provide referrals.  It is a time limited service with a defined beginning and a plan for transition at the end.

This is a FREE exercise program given twice a week for 12 weeks.  The program is designed to reduce the clients risk of falling by increasing the clients strength and balance. Also to reduce risky behaviours associated with falls and to create a safe home environment.  The program is offered in the spring, fall and winter.

Call Donna at ELFHT to book and appointment for more information.

Mindful Cravings is a 5 week program that allows you to explore your relationship with food. 

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