Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Advanced Care Planning – ‘My Voice’

Information:

The Cypress Health Region’s Advance Care Planning program called ‘My Voice’ helps patients and residents to consider developing their own plan.  It also serves as a guide for making your own Advance Care Plan.  Sometimes called a living will, advanced directive, or health directive, an Advance Care Plan is a legal set of directions developed for your medical care if you are too ill or injured to communicate or make decisions.

My Voice Workbook

Advanced Care Planning – ‘My Voice’

Information: The Cypress Health Region’s Advance Care Planning program called ‘My Voice’ helps patients and residents to consider developing their own plan.  It also serves as a guide for making your own Advance Care Plan.  Sometimes called a living will, advanced directive, or health directive, an Advance

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

Information:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan programs and services help people with dementia, their care partners, families, and friends by providing information, support, education and referral to other community services.

Programs and Services offered:

  • First Link
  • Individual and family support
  • Dementia helpline 1 877 949 4141
  • Dementia Education
  • Support Groups
  • Coffee Clubs
  • Research
  • Advocacy

 

Referral Process

Individuals and families can self-referral by phone or be directly referred through the First Link Program by health care professionals and community services providers.

First Link Agency Referral Form

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

Information: Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan programs and services help people with dementia, their care partners, families, and friends by providing information, support, education and referral to other community services. Programs and Services offered: First Link Individual and family support Dementia helpline 1 877 949 4141 Dementia Education Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Disease

Information:

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Information: Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s.

Asthma Society of Canada

Information:

Asthma is a common condition that’s anything but simple. Symptoms vary widely from person to person and from situation to situation.

Still, there’s a lot that’s known about asthma, and you’ll find much of it here. Every year, about 250 Canadians die from asthma. Most of these deaths, however, could have been prevented with proper education and management.

The goal of this section is to provide you with the latest knowledge. After all, the more you know about asthma, the better you can control it.

With all the information you’ll find here – no matter what kind of symptoms you experience, no matter how long you’ve had asthma – you’ll soon be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

Asthma Society of Canada

Information: Asthma is a common condition that’s anything but simple. Symptoms vary widely from person to person and from situation to situation. Still, there’s a lot that’s known about asthma, and you’ll find much of it here. Every year, about 250 Canadians die from asthma.

Canadian Cancer Society

Information:

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society

Information: The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Information:

The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Information: The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure.

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information:

Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have become sick. As the Cypress Health Region works toward bringing a primary health care approach to more and more communities, you may see some changes in how you access care. One of these changes is a more deliberate, formalized health care team approach. This approach gives you access to a team of health professionals, including some you see already (like a family doctor or nurse practitioner) and maybe some you haven’t considered before (certified diabetic educator, pharmacist, physiotherapist, midwife, health educator, or dietitian).You are not alone, let’s work together toward a healthy lifestyle and manage chronic conditions effectively

Programs:

Cardiac Program

  • Group classes offered several times per year
  • Risk assessment identification – participants identify their heart hazards
  • Positive steps toward making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Gain knowledge of how the heart works, risk factors, common tests and procedures, activity, medications, heart healthy diet, stress management

​​​Community Nutrition Program

  • One on one & group counseling
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer & other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition throughout the life cycle

Diabetes Program

  • Individual counseling for inpatients and outpatients
  • Self-management counseling on blood glucose monitoring, nutrition, lifestyle issues, activity and medications
  • Includes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

Live Well with Chronic Conditions

  • A self-management program developed by the Stanford University
  • Fun and practical group class that runs 2.5 hours once a week for 6 weeks
  • Build skills for managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life
  • Practical suggestions and support to build confidence in coping with everyday challenges of any chronic condition
  • Self-management skills include: symptom management, communication skills, relaxation techniques, goal setting, problem solving

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Offered twice a year spring and fall
  • Participants meet twice a week for 6 weeks—one hour supervised exercise training & one hour of education

Lower Limb Assessments

  • Lower leg and circulation assessment to check blood flow and sensation in feet. Circulation testing can identify the effects of clogged arteries and veins and prevent further problems.
  • Includes foot care education and lifestyle counselling.
  • People at risk include those with diabetes, those over 60 years of age, and those with a history of strokes and heart attacks.

Group classes on healthy lifestyle and chronic disease may include:

  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Grocery store tours
  • Gluten Free Diet
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Smart and Stroke Savvy
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer prevention
  • Osteoporosis

Referral Process

Referrals to Health and Well Being programs in the Cypress Health Region may be made by self, family, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care professional. When appropriate, referrals may be made from one health care professional to another. For more information on Health and Well Being Programs please contact the Primary Health Care department. 

Outpatient and Chronic Disease Education service Referral

 

 

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information: Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information:

The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region.

The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional well being, prevent disease, increase access to food and enhance personal control of health.

Programs:

  • Advice on food and nutrition
  • Identification of nutrition issues, assessment of nutritional status of individuals, development of  care plans and monitoring effectiveness of dietary changes
  • Healthy eating and weight control
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition though out the life cycle (infants, preschool, school age, adult and seniors)
  • Nutrition presentations to groups
  • Chronic disease management and prevention classes
  • Grocery store tours
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Kids in the Kitchen

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information: The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region. The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information:

The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary home care service that attempts to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of all individuals and groups we serve and which is appropriate, timely, affordable, flexible, accountable, accessible and continually strives for excellence.

Programs:

  • Case Management Upon receiving a request for services, a Case Manager will complete an assessment to identify specific individual care needs. From the assessment, a personalized care plan will be developed and implemented to provide ongoing monitoring of care for each client.  A Case Manager can also provide applications for Program Beds, Day Programs, Respite Care and Long Term Care.
  • Personal Care Personal care is provided by trained Home Care Aides and includes bathing, grooming, as well as foot and nail care. It can also include assistance with dressing/undressing and medication management. ***There is a charge for this service
  • Nursing Nursing is available as part of the Cypress Health Region Home Care Program and is provided by Registered Nurses. Focusing on family-centred health care, nursing teaches self-care to clients and their families while some special treatments are offered if prescribed by the client’s physician. *** No charge to the client for services; however, a fee is charged for certain nursing supplies
  • Physical Therapy Following an initial assessment, physical therapy may be provided by a Physical Therapist and includes ongoing assessment of functioning. Preventative and maintenance therapy programs are taught to the client, as well as their family and care providers. Individual needs are assessed and rehabilitation equipment is ordered as required. *** No charge to the client
  • Meal Preparation If an individual is unable to get out of their home or prepare their own meals, meal preparation can be provided by trained Home Care Aides. It will only be approved if specific criteria is met. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Meals On Wheels The Cypress Health Region Meals on Wheels program provides nutritionally balanced meals delivered to clients’ homes. These meals are prepared at Cypress Health Region facilities and are delivered by community volunteers. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Wellness Program/Health Counselling The Wellness Program/Health Councelling assesses your health and wellness while also promoting and encouraging adults to take steps to determine and meet their own health needs. Staffed by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, this service provides education opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles to help you cope with changes that come with aging and to learn to live with chronic conditions that are often a part of life. Advanced foot care is aslo available for a $5 charge.

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information: The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information

The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities:

  • Swift Current
  • Leader
  • Maple Creek
  • Shaunavon

Programs:

  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Disease Prevention and Management
  • Prenatal Classes
  • Postnatal Follow up
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • School Health Clinics
  • Child Health Clinics
    • Offered in: Burstall, Cabri, Climax, Eastend, Fox Valley, Gull Lake, Herbert, Leader, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Val Marie, and Vanguard.
  • Travel Health Information and Immunizations

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from:Individuals, Families, Schools, Social Agencies, Hospitals, Health Professionals

Call (306)778-5280 or 1-866-786-2510

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities: Swift Current Leader Maple Creek Shaunavon Programs: Immunizations Communicable Disease Prevention and Management Prenatal Classes Postnatal Follow up Breastfeeding Support School

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information:

Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.

Programs:

  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy focuses on a wide range of health problems such as muscles, bones and joints, and the circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems.
  • Recreation Therapy: Recreation therapy focuses on restoring leisure independence and the overall well-being of clients.
  • Speech Language Pathology: Speech language pathology focuses on clients who need help with communication or swallowing.

Referral Process

The region’s therapy staff travel to many communities to provide services in the home locale of clients. For complete information on services available in your community please call us!

Therapy Patient Referral

Pediatric Health and Development Team – Referral Form

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information: Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Programs: Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them. Physical Therapy: Physical

Health Care Directives

Information

A health care directive is a document that outline treatment decisions that a patient has asked to be followed if they become unable to communicate or make decisions for themselves. This document is sometimes called a living will or advance care plan .

Additional Information

http://www.justice.gov.sk.ca/Health-Care-Directives-final.pdf

Form

http://www.saskpalliativecare.org/pdfs/Health%20Care%20Directives.pdf

Health Care Directives

Information A health care directive is a document that outline treatment decisions that a patient has asked to be followed if they become unable to communicate or make decisions for themselves. This document is sometimes called a living will or advance care plan . Additional

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Information:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact for Canadians.

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Information: The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact for Canadians.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions -Cypress Health Region

Information:

The LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program provides practical suggestions and support, which builds confidence in coping with everyday challenges of a chronic condition.

Two trained peer leaders meet with groups of up to 12 participants for 2.5 hours once a week for six consecutive weeks. Classes are fun as well as practical. The emphasis is on building skills for managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life. There is no cost for this program. Each participant receives a free copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

The program is for caregivers and/or individuals who have a chronic health condition such as:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kidney Disease

This program will assist you to take control of your chronic condition rather than the illness controlling you. Self-management skills in the program include:

  • Symptom Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving

Referral Process

For more information on LiveWell with Chronic Conditions please 306.778.5445, call us toll free at 1.877.401.8071, or email livewell@cypressrha.ca.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions -Cypress Health Region

Information: The LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program provides practical suggestions and support, which builds confidence in coping with everyday challenges of a chronic condition. Two trained peer leaders meet with groups of up to 12 participants for 2.5 hours once a week for six consecutive

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Information:

Seniors with physical disabilities or certain chronic health conditions may be eligible to receive supplies and equipment from the SAIL program. Examples include wheelchairs, walkers, home oxygen, prosthetics, and assistance with the cost of ostomy supplies.

Program Objectives

  • Provide people with physical disabilities and certain chronic health conditions a basic level of coverage for disability related equipment, devices, products, and supplies in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Improve affordability of disability supports.
  • Ensure easy access to benefits by maintaining effective co-ordination with health professionals and provider agencies in the community and institutions.
  • Help facilitate discharge from hospital so people can return to their homes.
  • Ensure appropriate and reasonable use of SAIL benefits.

Referral Process

To be eligible for SAIL, you must:

  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan
  • Be referred for service by an authorized health care professional
  • Not receive benefits from other government agencies such as Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Worker’s Compensation Board, Health Canada (Non-Insured Health Benefits Program), or Department of Veterans Affairs

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Information: Seniors with physical disabilities or certain chronic health conditions may be eligible to receive supplies and equipment from the SAIL program. Examples include wheelchairs, walkers, home oxygen, prosthetics, and assistance with the cost of ostomy supplies. Program Objectives Provide people with physical disabilities and

Special Needs Equipment – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information:

The Special Needs Equipment program provides the following services:

  1. Equipment Loan Program
  2. Repair and Maintenance
  3. Retail Sales

 

Special Needs Equipment – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information: The Special Needs Equipment program provides the following services: Equipment Loan Program Repair and Maintenance Retail Sales  

Special Support Program (Drug Plan)

Information:

This is an income-tested program that helps residents with high drug costs in relation to their income. Eligible applicants will receive a deductible and/or a co-payment on their prescription drugs for each calendar year.

Referral Process

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/prescription-drug-plans-and-health-coverage/extended-benefits-and-drug-plan/special-support-program

Special Support Program (Drug Plan)

Information: This is an income-tested program that helps residents with high drug costs in relation to their income. Eligible applicants will receive a deductible and/or a co-payment on their prescription drugs for each calendar year.

The Arthritis Society

Information:

Vision

Living well while creating a future without arthritis

Mission

Provide leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis

Values

  • Integrity
  • Passionate commitment
  • Spirited teamwork
  • Bold innovation
  • Courageous leadership

The Arthritis Society

Information: Vision Living well while creating a future without arthritis Mission Provide leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis Values Integrity Passionate commitment Spirited teamwork Bold innovation Courageous leadership

The Lung Association of Saskatchewan

Information:

Our Mission

To improve lung health one breath at a time.

Our Vision

Healthy lungs for everyone.

Our Role

Our role is to improve respiratory health and the overall quality of life through programs, education, research, training, treatment, and prevention of lung disease. To achieve our mission we shall:

  • Enhance public awareness of the impact of respiratory diseases on the individual, family, community, and on the health delivery system;
  • Advocate increased support for education, research, training programs and a healthier environment;
  • Provide leadership in advocacy and programming;
  • Promote and support research into all aspects of respiratory health and disease;
  • Deliver effective evidence-based education materials, programs and services;
  • Support ongoing professional education initiatives to ensure optimum numbers of trained professionals;
  • Foster partnerships and collaborate with other organizations working towards lung health.

Our Values

  • We are an efficient, effective, professional organization, known for our integrity, honesty and fiscal responsibility.
  • We treat everyone with compassion, respect and dignity.

The Lung Association of Saskatchewan

Information: Our Mission To improve lung health one breath at a time. Our Vision Healthy lungs for everyone. Our Role Our role is to improve respiratory health and the overall quality of life through programs, education, research, training, treatment, and prevention of lung disease. To

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada

Information:

An estimated 100,00 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis (MS). While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure but each day, researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one needs to face MS alone. In communities across Canada, the MS Society provides information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and more effective treatments. Their ultimate goal is to find the cure for MS.

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada

Information: An estimated 100,00 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis (MS). While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance

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