Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres

Site: Chatham

Service: Chronic Disease Management

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-397-5455
Fax 519-397-5497
Website www.ckchc.ca
Primary Contact Laura MacDougald, Health Promoter; Email: laura.macdougald@ckchc.ca
Alternate Contact Beth Kominek, Health Promoter; Email: beth.kominek@ckchc.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers a number of programs to enable patients to learn how to manage the symptoms associated with chronic illness.  
 
AGE WELL 
Available to community members who are in their senior years, are at a risk for falls, and/or living with a chronic health condition. The Age Well team consists of a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist. In partnership with the client, the team provides practical tools, knowledge, and skills clients need for safe and independent mobility in their homes and community and to optimize their management of chronic health conditions. Some of the programs and services included are home safety assessments, exercise programs, support groups and a grab bar program. For information, call 519-397-5455 ext 2. 
 
BREATHE WELL 
Led by a Respiratory Educator and Physiotherapist to help those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) build self-management skills and exercise tolerance. Participants learn about medication management, action planning, breathing techniques and more. This program is in partnership with the Thamesview Family Health Team and the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre. For information, call 519-397-5455 ext 2. 
 
CARDIAC REHAB AND SECONDARY PREVENTION 
Outpatient program for men and women with known cardiac disease such as a previous heart attack or heart surgery. Participants are offered a 6-month supervised exercise program with general risk factor education and counselling as needed in nutrition, stress management, medications and general information on heart attack and stroke. For information, call 519-397-5455 ext 102. 
 
COPD SUPPORT GROUP 
Drop-in program providing support to those living with COPD. Program is in partnership with ProResp, VitalAire, the Lung Association, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and the Thamesview Family Health Team. For information, call 519-397-5455 ext 131. 
 
MASTER YOUR HEALTH 
6-week workshop focuses on enabling clients to self-manage their chronic diseases. With an emphasis on goal setting, action plan development, and problem solving, group members will work together and support each other in a journey towards empowerment over their own health. Each program session includes education on different aspects of chronic disease conditions. This program is offered in both English and French. For information, call 519-397-5455 ext 117.
Hours Call for information
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Merlin ; Pain Court ; Ridgetown
Eligibility Individuals with chronic illnesses
Application Registration required. Call for information.
Languages English
Fees None - Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Agency Information
Primary Executive Sherri Saunders, Executive Director; Email: sherri.saunders@ckchc.ca
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
150 Richmond St
Chatham, ON N7M 1N9
 
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Intersection Richmond St and Lacroix St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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