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Couchiching FHT & community partners come together for new geriatric clinic

Couchiching FHT is integrating its geriatric outreach program into a first of its kind geriatric clinic opening next month in Orillia. Led by local geriatrician Dr. Kevin Young, apart from its occupational therapists, administrator and nurse, the clinic will host Alzheimer Society staff, rehabilitation therapists, a dietitian and other health-care professionals providing seniors-focused programming.

With a wait list for geriatric care of nine to 12 months, the clinic should improve timely access to care, reduce senior visits to the emergency department and, due to the co-ordination of care all in the same space, reduce duplication of efforts.

Other programs will include the heart-function program, the integrated regional falls program, the Victorian Order of Nurses’ enhanced rehab program for frail seniors and Health Link.

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