The Older Adult Primary Care (OAPC) Program provides timely access to specialized care from Registered Nurses for THFHT patients age 75 years and over.
We created this program to provide an extra layer of support to older adult patients rostered to THFHT. We like to do everything we can to support patients to live healthy happy lives in their own homes and we recognize that sometimes people need a bit of help to do that.
The OAPC Registered Nurse can help with new problems that need immediate attention, chronic disease management and medications, or help you to access other services and programs at THFHT or in the community.
Care provided by this program includes:
THFHT Registered Nurses and team are working closely with other providers and services in Northumberland to ensure that older adult patients are getting the care that they need, when and where they need it.
Our service partners include the Northumberland Community Paramedic Home Visit program, Community Care Northumberland, the Kawartha Centre for Healthy Aging, Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Home and Community Health Support Services (CE LHIN/CCAC).
Patients aged 75 years and over old who are enrolled to a Trent Hills Family Health Team provider (physician or nurse practitioner) can book an appointment with the Older Adult Primary Care Program.
Appointments are by telephone or in-person at the Campbellford Clinic, 119 Isabella St, 2nd Floor. Call 705-653-1801 to book an appointment. Referral from your provider is not required as long as you are a THFHT patient.
No. THFHT patients 75 years of age and older can call the clinic themselves and ask to speak with the Older Adult Primary Care Program nurse. But your doctor or NP may also ask the program nurse to call you if you have recently been seen at hospital or they want to check if you need anything.
Yes, as long as your doctor or NP is part of THFHT.
A THFHT patient is any patient who is enrolled to the practices of Dr. James Read, Dr. Dan Sheps, Dr. Paul Williams, Dr. Kelly Parks, Dr. Emily Beyls, Dr. Elias Maraghi, NP Samantha Dalby, NP Laurie Deviney, NP Carole Robichaud, NP Stasia Bennett.
You can still book appointments with your doctor or nurse practitioner provider. The Older Adult Primary Care Program is another option for older adults to make sure you can access care that you need, when you need it, where you need it.
No. THFHT Registered Nurses work Monday to Friday standard clinic hours. If you need to speak with someone when our clinics are closed you can view our page on getting care after hours or call Health Care Connect at 811 (formerly Telehealth) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are part of the Northumberland Community Paramedicine Program (paramedics come to your home for scheduled visits) you can also contact them. If you have a medical emergency please call 911 or attend the closest hospital emergency department.
Patients aged 75 years and older are our priority group for this program (VIPs) and at THFHT we have a lot of patients in this age group. However, if you are aged 65 to 74 years and you need something, please call the clinic and if the program nurse is able to accommodate you she will give you a call.
Yes. All THFHT clinics have nursing stations associated with all providers (doctors and NPs). Please call the clinic where your provider works if there is something that the nursing station can help you with?
If you are a THFHT patient and need a renewal of a prescription you can ask your pharmacy to send a fax to your provider (doctor or NP) and they will renew your medication for you.
Unfortunately, no. However, you can visit the page on this website for people who are not a THFHT patient and read about how to access services elsewhere. Please visit 'Not A THFHT Patient'.
THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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