Medications are vital in improving the health of older adults. However if used incorrectly they can be dangerous. Always have your healthcare professional describe what your medication does and how often it should be taken. You should ask about how any new medication will interact with what you are already taking.
Self Management Programs
Older adults suffering from chronic pain, chronic disease or diabetes can enroll in one of SPLC’s free six week self-management programs. These programs are planned with the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and teach older adults how to deal with their symptoms and properly manage their medication.
The diabetes workshop provides information on how to monitor blood sugar, medication, nutrition, and, more. There is also a workshop on chronic pain and chronic disease which provides information on how to deal with discomfort and fatigue, as well as how to manage medication.
|Chronic Pain||Sep 07 - Oct 12 (Fridays)||12:30PM-3:30PM||Bridlewood Library||Tracy and Judy||Mandarin|
|Diabetes||Sep 19 - Oct 24 (Wednesdays)||9:30AM-12:00PM||SPLC - Seminar Room C||Pearl and Elsa||English|
|Chronic Disease||Sept 26 - Oct 31 (Wednesdays)||1:30PM-4:00PM||SPLC - Seminar Room C||Evelyn and Elsa||English|
|Chronic Pain||Nov 07 - Dec 12 (Wednesdays)||9:30AM-12:00PM||SPLC - Seminar Room C||Diana and Grace||Cantonese|
To register for a self-management workshop please contact SPLC at (416) 493-3333.
SPLC has a number of qualified healthcare professionals who are able to advise caregivers further on home and medication safety. SPLC’s Personal Care program offers regular medication reminders, and a host of other services to keep older adults living at home safe and healthy.
Some of our services include:
- Assistance with Personal CareSupport services to help older adults age in place
- The Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) A network of healthcare providers that provide medical attention and education to older adults and their families
- Care Management Programs for immediate assistance with critical health and wellness concerns.