Elderly & Dementia

  
  

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services Medicine Hat

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services, located in the RCC Building at 631 Prospect Drive SW (behind the hospital). Offers programming, services and treatment to promote and encourage positive lifestyles and improved quality of life, though an inclusive, client centered, harm reduction approach. 


Community Support program:  Community based support for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction. The primary goal is to promote wellness, encourage and foster independence, build client capacity, and improve quality of life in the community by providing assistance consistent with clients' abilities, goals and available resources.  

Recreation Program: To offer support to individuals with a mental illness and/or addiction. The primary goal of the Recreation Program is to help individuals improve/maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, increase social connections, and promote interactions while improving functioning and independence. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group: Is a 16 week group program that focuses on providing tools for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction to improve their life. DBT Group runs twice a year, starting January and September. 

Depot Clinic: Provides administration of long acting injectable antipsychotic medication and monitoring in clinic for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addition. 

Seniors Addiction and Mental Health Therapy Program: Provides 1:1 therapy for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction. This program fosters engagement, enhanced motivation and improved health by providing community based recovery-oriented therapy for individuals 65+ 

The 10 Keys to Happiness Group: Is for individuals living with mental illness and/or addiction without active delusions, psychosis or mania, who are settled with no disruptive behavior and have the cognitive capacity to participate appropriately in a group setting. Participants are willing and able to attend the group for 1 hour once a week for 10 weeks and not be under the influence of substance during the group. The groups are held on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and require an intake prior to attending. 


Call 403-502-8617 for more information. 

Fax: 403-502-8618

Please use the below referral form when referring or clients. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer. (No self referral for the Depot Clinic) 

Outreach Services Referral Form.pdf

Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit (2 North)

​Geriatric Assessment provides an integrated assessment from a multi-disciplinary team. During the assessment period the patient, family and each member of the inter-disciplinary team will contribute to the overall review of the patient's needs.

 

Referral required by physician - this service is not available to everyone - call for more information.

 

Phone 403-529-8862

Fax 403-528-5610

AgeCare Orchard Manor - Brooks

​AgeCare Orchard Manor Retirement Community is located in Brooks, Alberta and offers all the benefits of a retirement living and seniors care in a community environment where making friends is easy, and living is truly worry-free.

Services provided:
-3 delicious meals planned by our Executive Red Seal Chef plus coffee, tea and snacks; served in the comfort of our dining room
-Weekly housecleaning, plus laundry service for sheets and towels
-Professional maintenance – inside and out
-Daily social and recreational activities, including scheduled outings and spiritual services
-Utilities; heat, electricity, water, air conditioning, and garbage disposal
-Resident and visitor parking
-Monthly church services


Call 403-362-6188

 

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens - Brooks

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens is a Supportive Living community that provides seniors with a home where they can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing health and personal supports are on site, 24 hours a day, when you need them.

We also offer Supportive Living Dementia care and programming designed for seniors with varying levels of dementia and memory difficulties (including Alzheimer’s) in a safe, secure, home-like setting.

To get more information on seniors living options or to request an assessment you can: Contact your local Home Care Program, or
Talk to your family doctor, or Call HEALTHLink Alberta - 811


Phone: 403-794-2105


AgeCare Sunrise Gardens Adult Day Program - $10/day, partially covered by AHS.

Program Offers:
- Holistic approach to encompass the needs of the client, family, and caregivers
- Recreation and socialization programs such as trivia, word games, reminiscing, crafts, movies, music, baking, current events discussions, board and card games
- Educational programs for you and your family
- Exercise
- Hairdressing, by appointment
- Nutritious lunch and snacks prepared by professional food services staff under the guidance of a registered dietitian
- Medication assistance


For more information on how to join our Adult Day Program, call 403-794-2111
- Admission to the program is through Alberta Health Services, Home Care.
- A referral is necessary to establish suitability for the program.
- Transportation is the responsibility of the client or family.
- Fee is $10/day, not including costs associated with salon appointments and community outings.



AHS Collection Sites & Diagnostic Labs

Medicine Hat and Brooks Online Booking: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page15542.aspx

Medicine Hat – Main Lab

#2, 44 Carry Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4E1
Phone: 403-502-8638

Toll Free: 1-866-232-4732

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays 8:15am – 4:00pm 

 

Medicine Hat Hospital - Outpatient Lab

666 - 5th St SW
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6
Phone: 403-529-8830

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

500 Cassils Rd E
Brooks, AB T1R 1M6
Phone: 403-794-2500

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm


Brooks Health Centre

440 3rd St E
Brooks, AB T1R 0G5
Phone: 403-501-3230

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm


Bow Island Health Centre

938 Centre Street
Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0
Phone: 403-545-3209

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm


Big Country Hospital 

312 3 St E
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Phone: 403-664-4311

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm


AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)

​The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. The disability must be permanent and substantially limit the person’s ability to earn a living. AISH clients may also be eligible to receive supplemental assistance (a child benefit and personal benefits) through the AISH program.

AISH Eligibility

Applying for AISH

Call 403-529-3550

 

AJ's Loan Cupboard

A private, charitable socierty that loans out various types of medical equipment to residents in the community. ​


Provide medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, electric beds, lift chairs, crutches, commodes, bath chairs, canes, super poles, bath lifts, specialty items, and much more. AJ's also has specially sized equipment for children.


Free of charge for as long as you need it in Medicine Hat and surrounding communities.

 

Call 403-580-5580

Alberta Adult Health Benefit

​The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program supports Albertans with low income to ensure they have access to prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being.

Help with this resource is also available through Alberta Supports 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Adult Health Benefit Application

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

​Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community. AADL provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies to meet clinically assessed needs*.

* Note: An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through the AADL program.


AADL is a cost-share program. Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and people receiving income assistance do not pay the cost-sharing portion.



Ph Toll free in Alberta 310-0000, then 780-427-0731 

Alberta Association of Optometrists

​For adult patients of the ages 19 - 64, Alberta Health covers medically necessary optometric services.

What is considered medically necessary?

  • Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease

  • Pre and post-operative care for cataract patients

  • Eye infections or injuries

  • Foreign objects in the eye

  • Sudden appearance of floaters, spots, or flashes of light

  • Sudden changes in vision or acute pain in the eye

  • Other visual disturbances may be covered... ask your optometrist!


To find an optometrist, please visit the website above.

Alberta Blue Cross

​If you're self-employed, working without employer benefits or retiring early, you may be without supplementary health benefit coverage. Get the extra coverage you need through an affordable Alberta Blue Cross individual health plan.

 

Phone 403-529-5553

Fax 403-527-3798

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative (ABII) supports adults with acquired brain injury to live, work, and participate in their communities. ABII is a network of agencies across the province that assist survivors and their families in accessing supports from various programs and community resources.

See our survival guide for a list of supports and resources available. Get a Survival Guide by phoning Toll Free 310-0000 then dial 780-415-2747, visit the website, or pick up at REDI.

The Brain Injury Initiative Survival Guide

Phone 403-528-2661

Fax 403-528-2647

Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

The Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program is a provincial screening program that works to educate and increase the number of Albertans, aged 50 to 74, who have regular colorectal cancer screening using the Fecal Immunochemical Test. This is a home stool test (poop test) that finds blood in the stool. Screening is the best way to find colorectal cancer early.

Services include:
-working with healthcare providers to support Albertans aged 50 to 74 in getting colorectal cancer screening across the province.
-providing colorectal cancer screening information and education to eligible Albertans and healthcare providers.
-mailing Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) result letters (normal and abnormal results) to eligible men and women who have been screened.



Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Endoscopy Clinic:

Phone: 403-529-8816

Fax: 403-529-8015 

Colonoscopy Referral Form

Patient information website: http://screeningforlife.ca/colorectal-cancer-at-a-glance/


Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.

Your physician determines what insured services are considered medically necessary.

You must be registered with the AHCIP to receive insured hospital and physician services.

If you are not sure whether a medical service is covered, contact the AHCIP office by calling 310-0000 (in Alberta), then 780-427-1432 (open 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays). Please have your personal health number ready when you call.

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Classes & Education

***All group visits and classes have been cancelled until further notice.***


The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program. Speak to your health professional or call AHLP for more information.  
 
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602 
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 
403-501-3327
Toll Free 1-866-795-9709
 
Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer.

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form

Please note time of classes vary slightly dependent on participant numbers and participation. Participants are welcome to bring a support person.

 
Better Choices Better Health® (2.5 hour for 6 weeks) 
Through problem solving and goal setting, participants will increase their confidence and learn new skills to better manage their health and enjoy improved quality of life. It is a peer led program that offers strategies to handle pain, fatigue, and stress as well as discovering better nutrition and exercise choices. Other topics include medication management, dealing with difficult emotions, communicating with health care teams and getting the support needed.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969, or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/.


MEDICINE HAT CLASSES:

NEW - Better Choices Better Health® Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop (2.5 hours for 6 weeks)
Learn to better manage daily pain challenges. Includes information about nutrition, communication, exercise, how to manage chronic pain symptoms, medication management, balancing activity and rest, and finding resources.





Manage Emotional Eating (2.5 hour for 3 weeks)
In these three classes, participants will learn more about emotional eating and what they can do to manage it. This small group session will use class discussion and materials to closely examine what influences food choices and eating behaviours. Participants will build skills and learn about tools to help you with your emotional eating, and reflect on their own emotional eating.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.




Energy Management (2 hours for 2 weeks)
In these two classes, participants will learn strategies to manage their energy/fatigue to complete what they want and need to do within the limits of their conditions. This class is for information sharing, discussion, and support for group members who are having difficulty completing daily activities due to a lack of energy.

Part One: will cover what fatigue is, causes of fatigue, strategies to cope with fatigue, and ways to better communicate to others about fatigue.

Part Two: will cover the 4Ps of energy conservation (Prioritizing, Planning, Pacing, and Positioning). It will include tools/equipment to make tasks easier, tips for modifying activities, and discussion on the challenges/perceptions around adapting daily activities.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tools you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing your health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.




Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (3 hours)
This session will focus on healthy eating to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, including how to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol. Participants will learn how fats, sodium, fiber as well as choosing healthy food reduce risk and protect the heart. Participants will learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices at the grocery store. Participants will leave this session with the tools to improve food choices, protect their health and enjoy healthy eating. 
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Living with Type 2 Diabetes (3 hours)
Participants choose the topic for discussion during this interactive group learning session. These tips and tools will help individuals develop the confidence they need to live well with diabetes. Some topics covered are medications, blood sugar testing, management of high and low blood sugars, caring for your feet, nutrition, and travelling with diabetes.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Managing Stress for Better Health and Wellness (2.5 hours for 2 weeks) 
In these two classes, participants will learn how stress is normal and important, how stress and health are linked, why it is important to manage stress in healthy ways, the importance of motivation, and strategies to control or turn down your stress response.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Moving You Towards Healthier Sleep (2.5 hours / 1 hour follow up)
This group highlights the importance of sleep and how it impacts our health and life. It focuses on lifestyle changes that a participant can make in order to improve quality and quantity of sleep despite the negative influences of modern life. In this class participants will reflect on their current sleep status and identify challenges to their sleep. They will then gain better understanding of sleep, and learn and create a tool box of realistic strategies they’re trying and further discuss individuals’ concerns with their sleep.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Be Stroke Smart (2 hours)
This class will help participants understand what a stroke is, the specific type of stroke they have had, and risk factor management to prevent further strokes. It also reviews the impact many experience when they have a stroke, and ideas for managing the changes in their home.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Explaining Pain (2.5 hours)
Do you struggle with Chronic or Long Term Pain? This class provides education and knowledge that will assist you to overcome pain and return to life.
The class focuses on:
How the nervous systems works and can impact pain. 
How your brain perceives things and how to change the perception of pain.  
Is it possible to change the nervous system?
Introduce tools & realistic expectations to help manage pain
Provide additional resources to manage pain. 




BROOKS CLASSES

Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659




Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659



Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tools you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.


Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing your health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.



Supervised Community Exercise Program
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30am, 9:30am, or 10:30am at the JBS Canada Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Self-directed Home Exercise Program
Meet monthly for 3 months with Exercise Physiologist on individual basis, at the Brooks Health Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

**Please note that it is strongly recommended patients take the 'supervised exercise' route if at all possible, as high self-motivation is needed to succeed with the 'home program.'**

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

Both Medicine Hat & Brooks locations offer an exercise program for clients with chronic illness. Client may self refer or be referred by a physician or PCN nurse. The Medicine Hat program is 10 weeks and the Brooks program is 12 weeks. 

Includes fall prevention, balance and flexibility exercises. Please note if referral is for fall prevention. 

**Client can only take program once unless medical status changes or they have another event.

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

At APTC your program to recovery will begin with the very first day of your visit. We offer a diversity of rehabilitation services for situations including sports injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, pre and post surgery, and pelvic health.

Our goal is to improve your quality of life by addressing the musculoskeletal and vestibular barriers that may impact you. When you work with us you will be an active participant in your therapy sessions, not a passive bystander. The experience with our team is meant to change your life, for the better.


​Services Offered:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Rehabilitation
  • Core Stability Training
  • Concussion & Vestibular
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise & Treatment
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone: 403-527-9477 or 1-877-527-9477

Fax: 403-527-8274

Email: info@aptcinc.ca 

Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory (ARD) is Alberta Health Services’ designated system of record for referral information. The ARD eases the complexities of the referral process by eliminating the need to search, update and publish documents in multiple places throughout the province.

The directory is comprised of service and consultant demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to facilitate referral acceptance without delay.


Need help using the Alberta Referral Directory? Call 1-855-889-8899

For more information about the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page14282.aspx

To access the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit albertareferraldirectory.ca 

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

The Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) program provides a monthly income supplement to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Help with this resource is available through Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

Seniors Financial Assistance Application Form

Alberta Supports & Alberta Works

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

·         seniors

·         employment

·         homelessness

·         financial needs

·         children and youth

·         parents and families

·         people with disabilities

·         guardianship and trusteeship

·         abuse, bullying and family violence prevention


Alberta Supports can be contacted online, by phone, or by going to any Alberta Supports location:

Online application can be completed at https://myalbertasupports.humanservices.alberta.ca/CitizenPortal/application.do

Phone: 1-877-644-9992 toll-free Alberta-wide (hours of operation are 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Help is available in more than 100 languages)

Medicine Hat Alberta Job Corps: 403-529-3995 
Medicine Hat Alberta Works Centre: 403-529-3683

Brooks Alberta Works Centre: 403-362-1278 




Allowance for People Aged 60 to 64

​​The Allowance is a benefit available to low-income individuals aged 60 to 64 who are the spouse or common-law partner of a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) recipient.

You qualify for the Allowance if you meet all of the following conditions:

-you are aged 60 to 64 (includes the month of your 65th birthday);
-your spouse or common-law partner receives an Old Age Security pension (OAS) and is eligible for the GIS;
-you are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident;
-you reside in Canada and have resided in Canada for at least 10 years since the age of 18; and
-you and your spouse or common-law partner’s annual combined income is less than the maximum allowable annual threshold.



You should apply for the Allowance 6 to 11 months before your 60th birthday. You must apply in writing for the Allowance. Complete and mail the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor application form (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you along with the Application for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor form (ISP-3008). You will find these forms on the Old Age Security forms page.

Allowance Application

Guaranteed Income Supplement Application

Guaranteed Income Supplement Instructions

Allowance for the Survivor

​​The Allowance for the Survivor is a benefit available to people who have a low income, who are living in Canada, and whose spouse or common-law partner is deceased. 

Allowance Application

Guaranteed Income Supplement Application

Guaranteed Income Supplement Instructions

Alzheimer Society

​Caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease is a commendable and busy undertaking. Support groups provide an informal setting where you can: rejuvenate, learn new information, and share with others experiencing similar situations.

The Alzheimer Society has a new program called First Link a referral program designed to help newly diagnosed people with dementia get the help they need as soon as possible. See their website for more information. Referral form is below; fax or email referral forms. 

First Link Referral Form

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

Toll-free Fax: 1-877-788-5993

Email: firstlink@alzheimer.ab.ca


Care Partners Support Groups (for family and friends of those living with dementia)

- Alzheimer Society Office in the Medical Arts Building - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm

-Veiner Centre - 1st Thursday of each month at 10:00am


AMA - Mature Driver Course

Our refresher course for senior drivers helps experienced drivers stay safe on the road for as long as possible. This in-class course encourages group discussion about the changes and new technologies in driving, and how age can impact driving skills.

Medicine Hat:  403-527-6271 or 1-833-374-8733

Aztek Security Medical Alert Services (Brooks)

​Medical Alert Services to help people live safely and independently. Services offered include In-Home Medical Alert services, In-Home Fall Detection services, as well as inactivity monitoring and additional emergency buttons.

Call 403-362-6412 for a FREE Consultation & Estimate

Bassano Pioneer Damsiter - Drop in Centre

​The Pioneer Damsiters Drop-In Centre in Bassano is a wonderful gathering place for seniors. The facility is a Town owned, volunteer operated facility. Activities that take place on a regular basis in the Drop-In Centre are bingos, luncheons, card parties and socials. Membership $10.00 per person yearly and new members are always welcome!

Call 403-641-4072 for more information


Damsiters Drop In Centre Brochure.pdf

Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services (Oyen)

Located in Oyen. Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Contact Access and Placement to arrange for an assessment.

Oyen phone: 403-664-4300

Blair, Gripp, Stubbs, and Associates Radiology

Assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals by providing high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner.

 

MRI services are now available at the Medicine Hat site, exams are $650 for one body part and $1050 for 2 body parts.

 

Pain Management Injections services are now available at the Medicine Hat site.

 

MEDICINE HAT SITE

Phone 403 527-7334      

Fax 403 527-9148     

 

BROOKS SITE

Phone 403 794-4330                      

Fax 403 794-4339


BGSA Radiology Requisitions/Referral Forms

 

Pain Management Medication Info

Brooks & District Seniors Outreach Society

​Provides meaningful programs to seniors that promote a healthy lifestyle and allow them to enjoy their lives and remain independent for as long as possible.

Organizes Meals on Wheels and Seniors House Cleaning - attached are application forms.

Home Cleaning Services Assessment Form.pdf

Meals on Wheels Assessment Form.pdf

Brooks call 403-362-4131 or email seniors.outreach@telus.net

Brooks Health Centre - Continuing Care Services

Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


Call 403-501-3200

Fax 403-501-3223

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Limited

Private Respite and Caregiving in Brooks, AB

Tammy Fowler provides private homecare for those caregivers that need a break. Please call in advance for more information about services.
                     
Phone: 403-362-5117
Cell: 403-633-0547

Brooks Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients (AHS)

Located within the Brooks Health Centre. Physiotherapy services provided for people with physical challenges, movement disorders and/or health issues that affect their ability to function and carry out their everyday activities.


Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides:
-assessment
-evaluation
-treatment
-education
-health promotion
-consultation

Eligibility
-Outpatient services provided to adults without third party payer coverage and children with orthopedic conditions.
-Inpatient services provided to patients with cardio-respiratory, orthopedic and/or neurological conditions.
-Community services provided to patients who need home assessment or who can't come to the clinic.


Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Fees
-There is no fee for assessment and treatment, but the client may be billed for therapeutic supplies.



Phone: 403-501-3234

Brooks Regional Transportation Service

Weekly transportation service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for residents of the Brooks Region to Medicine Hat (statutory holidays are excluded). Priority will be given to individuals in need of medical services within Medicine Hat. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to using the service (see below for application).

Bus leaves and arrives at the JBS Canada Centre located at 323 1st Street East, Brooks, AB (main entrance to the facility). Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from Brooks to Medicine Hat, and leaves Medicine Hat at 3:00 p.m. arriving in Brooks at or around 4:00 p.m.


Cost for a one-way trip is $10, and a round trip is $20. For questions or to book the service, please contact 403-362-6190.


(Application forms also available online through the City of Brooks or the County of Newell websites, or can be picked up at the City of Brooks Firehall or City Hall)

Caleo Health (Calgary)

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary; health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal services within a  patient centred environment.  We strive to provide quality, expert, and innovative care while holding all our providers to the highest of standards.

See website for more details.

Click Here to Access Referral Forms


Phone: 403.452.0999

Fax: 403.452.0995

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Our dedicated specialists provide a wide range of programs and services Canadians need to see beyond vision loss, build their independence and lead the lives they want.  

We can help with vision loss rehabilitation, emotional support, programs to help you stay active and independent, or the chance to connect with others who are living with sight loss.  

The CNIB hosts an informal support group at the Medicine Hat Public Library the 3rd Thursday of the month (not in July or Aug) starting around 1pm. Transportation can be provided; please call 403-527-2211 to arrange.


Specialized Technical Equipment Program (STEP)

STEP provides assistive technology for home use to Albertans with significant vision loss. 

The program requires you to contribute 25 per cent of the cost of any equipment you receive, up to a maximum of $500, unless you are low income or receiving assistance.

To be eligible for STEP, you must be registered with CNIB, a resident of Alberta, be covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, and unable to obtain funding from another source. Degree of vision loss is also a factor; we must have a copy of your current eye report.

Please note:

If you are deafblind, there is specialized equipment available to you. Applicants seeking to replace or duplicate working equipment they already own are not eligible. Application deadlines are May 31, September 30, and January 15.​

For more information about this program, please see the STEP Program Manual.


Canadian Red Cross Society (Health Equipment Loan Program)

​Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program

Health Equipment Loan Program - Referral Form

24 Hour Helpline: 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat Phone :403-526-3048 

Fax: 403-529-0540


Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

​Southeast Alberta Caregivers have come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.


"The Kitchen is Open", Caregiver Coffee Group,  are the third  Tuesday's of the month ,1:30 pm - 3:00pm.  

For the summer we're going to meet at Veteran's Park downtown - across from City Hall.  (The "train park").  Bring your chair and some water.  If it rains, there's a Misspelled Wordbandshell there to keep us dry.  

Caring Feet

​Mobile Foot Care in Medicine Hat


Mobile foot care business locally owned by Elisabeth Scherger LPN, certified Foot Care Nurse. Helping diabetics and those in need of medical pedicures


Call 403-581-6040 for more information or to book an appointment. 

Caring Hearts & Direct Link

​Caring Hearts is more than an in-home health care agency. We are your extended family when family can’t be there. We offer compassionate in-home care assistance and will work with you to provide exceptional support for you and your family.

 

Senior Care, Care for New Moms, Recuperative Care, Hospital Discharge Package and much more. See their website for more information or call for an no-obligation consultation.


Direct Link is an exclusive medical alert system that can provide individuals with a 24-hour personal emergency response system (PERS), fall sensor, automated medication dispenser, and vital signs monitoring units.

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Health Centre - Medicine Hat

Professional and supportive staff provide a patient-centered approach to rehabilitation to improve clients' overall health and well-being in a positive and motivating environment.


Physiotherapy & Mental Health services available:

  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Disability Management
  • Health and Safety Consulting
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Kinesiology
  • MVA Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Return to Work Planning


Referral to be completed by phone, on the website, or via e-mail at medicinehat@cbi.ca

Phone: 403-529-0999

Fax: 403-527-7101

Chinook Village - Medicine Hat

A Safe & Caring Home for Medicine Hat Seniors. One of the largest communities in southern Alberta, Chinook Village has almost half a million square feet with 343 suites. It's not just the size of our community that’s impressive; we have a stunning combination of facility, staff and resident-focused care.

Call 403-526-6951

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

Available for persons, who due to a physical and/or mental disability, can not use the regular public transit system. Must qualify through a functional assessment and have previously registered with Transit. 

Special Transit Application & Information


Fax registration form to 403-525-8894 or drop off in person at our office: 460 Spencer Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

For more information or to make a special transit booking call 403-529-8214. 


City of Medicine Hat Transit

Medicine Hat Transit works hard to provide quality service to all passengers. 

Medicine Hat Transit Ride Guide

 
Call 403-529-8214 for more information

DoubleMap Transit App - Riders of Medicine Hat Transit can now see the location of their bus in real time and when it’s expected to arrive, thanks to our partnership with DoubleMap. While the system provides the public with the estimated arrival time of our bus at a stop, riders are advised to be at their stop 5 minutes before a departure.


Mobile apps are also available on Google play and the Apple App Store. 

Community Paramedic Response Team

Community paramedics are specifically trained to provide healthcare in communities and patient homes. Physicians, continuing care site staff and care teams can request in-home care from community paramedica for their patients.


Community paramedics can provide the following in-home treatments and assessments:
- Wound care, including putting in stitches
- Blood collection
- Medication, including intravenous administration
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Starting and managing intravenous sites
- Monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, etc.

In addition to in-home treatments and assessments, they:
- Can answer your questions about your care
- Have secure access to health records
- Have the necessary equipment and medication for treatments
- Adhere to hand hygiene and infection, prevention and control standards
- In emergencies, provide appropriate care and arrange an ambulance.


Call 1-855-491-5868 for more information. 

Community Paramedic Response Team Referral Form

CPP Disability Benefits

​The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit is a taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly at any job because of a disability.


Click here to access information and forms.

Call 1-800-277-9914 for more information.

Cypress View Foundation - Medicine Hat

​We are a non-profit organization, situated in Medicine Hat, Alberta, that exists primarily to provide supportive social housing for low to moderate-income seniors. Cypress View Foundation provides housing to persons who, because of financial, social or other circumstances, require assistance to obtain housing.


Call 403-527-8755 for more information or email  info@cypressview.org

 

Dental & Optical Assistance for Seniors

The Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs are based on income and provide low to moderate income seniors with financial assistance for basic dental and optical services that help maintain a reasonable level of health.


To be eligible you must be: 
  • 65 years of age or older and have an income level within the limits allowed by the program
  • Residing in Alberta at least three months immediately before applying
  • A Canadian citizen, or have been admitted into Canada for permanent residence (landed immigrant)

Seniors who have previously applied for the Alberta Seniors Benefit program, the Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs or have completed a Seniors Financial Assistance application are already enrolled.


Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

SFA Application Form

Diagnostic Imaging Services (Alberta Health Services)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078


See website for further information.


A referral is needed to access this service.

A completed requisition for the test must be provided by a doctor or other authorized healthcare practitioner, please fax to the appropriate location.

 

Not all services are available at all locations. Call for more information. 

CT Request

General X-Ray Request

Image Guided Interventional Procedures Request

MRI Request

Nuclear Medicine Request

PET/CT Imaging Request

Ultrasound Request

DriveABLE

​Cognitive assessments for today's driver. DriveABLE was scientifically developed and validated through years of university research. It is the most accurate cognitive assessment of medically-at-risk drivers on the market. The DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment (DCAT), the DriveABLE On Road Evaluation (DORE) and ExceleRATE provide physicians, governments and fleet managers with the tools they need to better determine the safety of medically and cognitively impaired drivers


DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

Fax: 403-527-7414

Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF)

A non-profit organization committed to building dementia awareness for those living with dementia under 65.

The Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF) has a Dementia Smart Life Line for caregivers. A mentor with experience living with dementia is available to speak with you and help you navigate dementia related resources (Email REP@EODAF.COM or call 780-863-0730, long distance charges may apply).


For more information on services that may be of value please see their website or call 780-863-0730.

Excel Physical Therapy

Services include, but are not limited to:

-Active Release Technique®

-Acupuncture

-Back and Neck Pain Care

-Concussion Evaluation and Management

-Ergonomic Evaluations

-Exercise Prescriptions

-Functional Capacity Evaluations

-Manual Therapy

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Pediatric Assessments

-Postural Assessments

-Pre-Work Screening

-Sports Rehabilitation

We have recently contracted with Surehire to provide pre-employment screening, mask fitting, as well as drug and alcohol testing.

 

While you may be referred by your doctor or other health care professional, you may also directly access our services by contacting the clinic and booking an appointment.

Located in Medicine Hat. 

Phone: 403-504-1004.

Extended Family Services

​Non-medical companion & support care services. Services can be accessed In-Home, in Supported Living/Long Term Care, or temporarily while recovering from illness or injury.

Services include companionship, help with housework, shopping, attending appointments or events, assistance completing paperwork, ensuring medications are taken regularly, and more.


To set up a free consultation, call Rod at 403-458-0456 or Anne-Marie at 403-878-9119.

Extended Family Services Brochure

Fair Entry Program - Medicine Hat

The Fair Entry program is designed to assist low income families/individuals to enjoy programs throughout the city through subsidized user fees. 

Eligible users will have access to the following:

-Recreation User Fee Assistance - 50% off up to $100 per year for City of Medicine Hat regular-priced recreation program and admissions at the Family Leisure Centre, Crestwood Recreation Centre and city-run outdoor pools. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Galleries (Art, Museum, Archives) – 50% off maximum of $20 per year admission to the Galleries. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Education Programs – 50% off percent off up to $100 per year for educational programs directly provided by staff. 

-Seniors Centre/Meals on Wheels – 50% off fees up to $100 per year for programs and/or services that are directly provided by staff (*note: a separate application is required to access the Meals on Wheels program).


For questions specific to the Fair Entry application or process, please call 403-502-8001. See link below for further information and application form.


Fair Entry Program Information and Application 2019

Geriatric Assessment Team

​Located in Medicine Hat.

Clients age 65 and older with health problems related to getting older. Clients under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis. The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients with complex health needs living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.


Referral must be made by Home Care or by a physician. 


Phone: 403-528-5609
Fax: 403-528-5647


Golden Age Club - Bow Island

​Food & Recreation Services for Seniors

Located in Bow Island, call 403-545-2992

Good Samaritan Society - Medicine Hat

The Good Samaritan Society at South Ridge Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in peace.

Overview:
1 Day Program
42 Supportive Living Suites
20 Supportive Living Dementia Suites (Two Dementia Care Cottages)
10 Long Term Care Dementia Suites
70 Continuing Care Suites

Admissions are coordinated by the Alberta Health Services Placement Coordinator in Medicine Hat (403-528-8000).

Call the facility at 403-528-5050 for further information.

Good Samaritan Society Adult Day Program

The Personal Pathways Day Program accommodates up to 20 adults Monday through Friday. Participants may attend from one to five days per week, depending on individual need. Enrolment into the program is by referral from Alberta Health Services Home Care. Services include daytime caregiver respite, personal care assistance, social/recreational activities, and health promotion. Participants are served a hot meal at lunchtime.


The person must be refered by Home Care; if not a Home Care client, the Day Program can facilitate a referral to Home Care.

Phone: 403-528-5060

Fax: 403-504-2520

Personal Pathways Day Program Brochure

Grocery Delivery Services - Medicine Hat

​Grocery Delivery & Pick-Up Services in Medicine Hat:

Co-op (13 Ave Location): call 403-528-6603 

Sobeys: call 403-504-5732

Save-On-Foods: visit https://www.saveonfoods.com/category/online-shopping/ to submit your grocery order for delivery or pickup

Superstore: visit https://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/pcexpress to submit your grocery order for pickup only

GST/HST Credit

​The GST/HST Credit program issues payments to Canadians with low and modest incomes to help offset all or part of the GST/HST they pay on the purchase of goods and services.

 

You no longer have to apply for the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit. When you file your tax return, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will determine your eligibility and will advise those who are eligible to receive the credit.

Guaranteed Income Supplement

​The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada.

 

You qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • you are receiving an Old Age Security pension
  • your annual income (or in the case of a couple, your combined income) is lower than the maximum annual income.

 

You must apply in writing for the GIS. Complete and mail the Application for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you and include certified true copies of the required documentation

Click here to access Application Form and Instructions


Hale Hearing

​Our aim is to improve people's lives every day; we offer a full service clinic with audio exams and provide top quality digital hearing devices tailored to meet your hearing needs and desires. Located in Medicine Hat, call 403-526-0633.

HandiBus - Brooks & Bow Island

​Door-to-door wheelchair accessible service for seniors and people with disabilities.  All persons utilizing the Handibus must complete an application form. Please call for more information.

Brooks: 403-362-6190
Bow Island: 403-952-1968


For Brooks:

The service operates within the city limits and focuses on seniors and those with cognitive and physical disabilities as well as anyone in the community that will require the service with short term disabilities. The cost to utilize the Handibus Specialized Transit Service is $4 per one-way trip.

For those wanting to utilize the service, it is preferred, when possible, to call 72 hours prior to scheduling a pick up. For more information about the Handibus or to utilize the service, please call 403-362-6190.

Health Link

A telephone service, which provides free 24/7 nurse advice and general health information for Albertans.

Health Link provides a number of clinical services including tele-triage and health advice, navigation services and online content support for all Albertans by calling 811 or by using one of its companion web products, MyHealth.Alberta.ca or informAlberta.ca.


The specific services include:

-Symptom-based nurse triage and health information
-System navigation
-Dementia Advice Service (a dementia nurse can do an in-depth assessment, provide advice, and connect callers with resources and supports in their community)
-Catch-A-Break Osteoporosis screening
-AlbertaQuits Tobacco Helpline
-Addictions information and referral
-Central Access to specialized services
-Referrals to clinical services including Specialized Medication Advice and Dietitian Services



Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

​These resources provide individuals, parents, families, child cares, schools and workplaces more guidance on healthy eating.

HearingLife Medicine Hat

We provide personalized, caring service for each and every one of our clients. We do offer select house calls visits for clients who are unable to come into the office because of mobility issues.

The office is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 9am-4pm, closed for lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm everyday. We have a satellite office in Brooks, AB one day a week, as well as a satellite office one day a month in Oyen, AB as well


Toll-free 1-888-439-9878

Hip and Knee Clinic - Medicine Hat

​Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Provides a healthcare team approach to assess and treat people who need total joint replacement surgery. The first appointment (assessment) is with an orthopedic surgeon. The program will continue to follow your progress until after your surgery.


Phone: 403-502-8648 Misspelled Wordext 1530
Fax: 403-528-8163

 

Forward referral forms by fax to the Hip & Knee Clinic at the Medicine Hat Hospital with x-ray reports, or submit via Netcare. 


Referrals for total hip and total knee replacements can be made to specific surgeons or to the next available orthopedic surgeon. The referring doctor will be notified once the referral has been received. The patient will be notified by the Hip and Knee Clinic when they have an appointment for assessment.

 

Home Care Services (Alberta Health Services)

Provides support for people with medical needs including activities of daily living so they can live in their own homes or communities.

Helps people of all ages that live at home and need support, including:

-nursing services

-personal care services

-respite services

-palliative care

-wound care

-self managed care (SMC)

-living option assessments 

Home Care team members meet with clients to assess their needs and create a care plan.


Anyone living in Alberta with a valid provincial health care card (or registration in progress) can receive Home Care services as long as their health care needs can be safely met in the home. Consistent access criteria have been developed provincially for Supportive Living and Long Term Care and serve as general guidelines. Each client is individually assessed.

Call for information. Anyone can refer for home care service. Home care intakes are done by coordinated access


Medicine Hat: (Ph) 403-581-5750 (Fax) 403-581-5752
(Includes Desert Blume, Dunmore, Eagle Butte, Elkwater, Irvine, Manyberriers, Medicine Hat, MD Cypress, Murray Lake, One Four, Ralston, Redcliff, Schuler, Seven Persons, Spring Creek. Suffield, Veinerville, Walsh)

Bassano: (Ph) 403-641-6127 (Fax) 403-641-2157 (Hosp fax, use cover letter)

Bow Island: (Ph) 403-545-2296 (Fax) 403-545-6357

Brooks: (Ph) 403-501-3244 (Fax) 403-362-7778

Oyen: (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fax) 403-664-2934


South Zone Home Care Referral

Home Rehabilitation Team - Medicine Hat

​As a team we provide community-based therapy for anyone who has had a recent decline in independence, function or mobility. 

Call 403-502-8648 Misspelled Wordext 1497 for more information.

Fax: 403-529-8021


HRT client brochure

HRT Referral form

Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre

Hope Street addresses poverty by supplying resources towards basic human needs of the homeless, working poor and disadvantaged population of Medicine Hat. We provide a Family-Safe environment where guests can receive a hot and nutritious meal at no cost.

The afternoon meal at Hope Street is held each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at St Barnabas Anglican Church located at 635 – 4th Street SE, Downtown Medicine Hat, AB. The doors open at 2:30pm and the meal is served at 3:00pm

Clothing and household items are available the first Sunday of each month, as well as additional food hampers. 

For more information, call 403-458-HOPE (4673)

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

Integrated Physiotherapy Inc - Brooks

​Physiotherapy services. For more information call 403-501-1431.

J & L Shuttle Service

Shuttle between Medicine Hat & Calgary 7 Days a Week, twice a day.


Passengers can enjoy a trip to the airport, hospitals, and some shopping centers in Calgary. Stops can be made in Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore and Chestermere.

Phone: 403-528-8851

Toll free: 1-877-217-5577

Kinesis Physical Medicine & EMG - Calgary

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic in Calgary founded by a group of physiatrists.  Physiatrists are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat illnesses that affect how one moves.

Our physicians endeavor to clearly define the nature and cause of a patient’s diagnosis. This knowledge allows us to develop a comprehensive management plan, tailored to each patient’s individual needs, goals and lifestyle.

At Kinesis we want to inspire movement that is free from the limitations of injury or disease. We believe that this is essential for achieving our core purpose: to restore function and quality of life in the patients we serve.

What we do:

  • General Physiatry
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Acute Injury Clinic
  • Adult Sports Injury Clinics
  • Pediatric Sports Injury Clinics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic
  • Arthritis Clinic

Phone: 403-251-1165
Fax: 403-255-5451

Laurie Hamilton

Professional Foot Care Services which include:

Diabetic Foot Care

Nail Trimming

Ingrown Toe Nail

Ingrown Toe Nail Braces (B/S Braces)

Corn Treatment/Removal

Callous Treatment/Removal

Fungal Treatments including Laser

Assessments

Exercises

Footwear Information

Wart Treatment

Reflexology

Custom Orthotics

Shockwave Therapy


Phone: 403-526-2463

Leisure Way Group Homes

Leisure Way Group Homes is unique in that it provides an actual home alternative to institutional care settings for clients who are unable to manage independent living in their own home.  This Group Home concept provides care to meet the specialized needs of individuals requiring specific care modalities/methodologies within and around the Medicine Hat region.

Phone: 403-548-9309

Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

Their counselors counsel people dealing with abuse, alcohol, drugs and sexual addictions, anger, anxiety, childhood adjustments, depression, domestic violence, grief, family, immigration adjustments, marriage, parenting, performance, pre-marital, relationships, self-esteem, stress,  trauma, and unresolved past issues, and more.

Phone: 403-362-2210


Services are available for adults, as well as children ages 5 and up. Children's services often involve a combination of sessions with both the family and child.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person (subsidy available). Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will run on Tuesday evenings, January 14 to February 11, 2020. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, plus one (optional) “post-seminar” counselling session. It will be held in room 209 of the Brooks Community Cultural Centre where the Misspelled WordLifetalk office is located (327 3rd St W, Brooks). Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 to register and for further information. 


"Understanding Grief and Loss" Explore the grief process to facilitate understanding of,  and healing for those who are struggling with loss, change or separation from loved ones. $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 for information (sessions will be booked dependent on interest).

Masterpiece Retirement - Medicine Hat

Located on Southlands Drive SE, with a beautiful terrace patio opening up on to a natural wetland where new stores and services can be accessed nearby by means of the beautiful City pathway system.

100 suites are available to residents after assessments by AHS's Continuing Care team. A further 21 suites are available for residents who are looking to live privately at Masterpiece.

For more information please call 403-525-7777.

Meadowlands - Medicine Hat

With 116 Independent Living and Assisted Living suites and 16 Memory Care suites, Meadowlands suits how people need and want to live.

The range of options helps couples to stay together longer. At Meadowlands, residents also find a full and diverse recreation calendar that’s unmatched in Medicine Hat. The nearby amenities and idyllic walking paths contribute to a rewarding retirement lifestyle.

For more information, please call 403-504-5123

Meals on Wheels

Medicine Hat:

The Meals on Wheels Program is for those who are unable to make their own meals. Meals are delivered hot, Monday through Friday, with frozen meals available for the weekends. Meals are are delivered during our delivery window, between 9:30 am to 11:30 am by our trained volunteers

For more information, please call 403-525-8885 

Meals on Wheels Application Form

Meals on Wheels Brochure


For information about Meals on Wheels in other communities, please call the numbers below:
Oyen: 403-664-3661
Bassano: 403-641-3788

Brooks & District: 403-362-4131

Brooks Meals on Wheels Assessment Form
Bow Island: 403-545-2074

Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operations

Having a medical condition does not necessarily mean your driving will be restricted. The type of illness, treatment, medications and other factors are reviewed to determine effects on your fitness and ability to drive. Decisions regarding ability to drive are based on the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards.

Driver Fitness and Monitoring uses your medical report and other information such as medical documentation, your driving record and road test results to determine your ability to drive safely.


Medicine Hat Family Service

​Medicine Hat Family Service is a private not-for-profit organization working to preserve and strengthen families in times of crisis, change and growth. We provide counselling, support and education to families, couples, individuals and young people in need. All services are offered by professional and experienced staff in a safe, caring and confidential environment.


Counselling services include marriage, grief and loss, emotional, self-regulation, men’s and women’s issues, family transition counselling, communication, parent/child issues, stress related issues, family violence counselling, employee assistance programs. Family Life Education courses are also available. Please click here to learn more about Family Life Education courses.

Fees for sessions are based on a board/funded approved sliding fee scale. The minimum charge for a session is $20.


Phone: 403-504-8026

Fax: 403-504-0351

Medicine Hat Hearing Centre

​Karla Rissling is a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner in Alberta and Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Medicine Hat Hearing Centre provides comprehensive hearing tests and the newest digital hearing aid technology.


Phone: 403-580-3800

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy Clinic

We proudly offer one-to-one individualized Physiotherapy sessions. We don’t compromise on treatment with appointment time. We call it "Patient-centered care," a health care model where patients are empowered to understand what's going on in their body and an individualized program on how to fix it. Using this healthcare model we have successfully helped guide people to live life to their full prospective expectations.


Treatments available: 

-Interferrential Therapy

-Ultrasound Therapy

-LASER Therapy

-Manual Joint Mobilizations

-Exercise Therapy

-IMS-Intramuscular Stimulation

-Shoulder Rehabilitation

-Hand Rehabilitation

-TKR/THR, ACL/PCL - Rehabilitation

-Postural Correction

-Gait Rehabilitation

-Vestibular Rehabilitation - VERTIGO/BPPV etc.

-Ergonomic Education

-Back Care Program


Phone: 403-580-2929

Medicine Hat Public Library & Homebound Services

Services available:
-Activities for children, tweens, teens and adults
-Co-op Community Developmental Play Space
-Meeting Room Rentals
-Photocopy/Fax
-Technology & device assistance
-Mobile Printing
-Resources for Newcomers to Canada
-Homebound Services
-and much more!


Homebound Services
Homebound Services links volunteers with clients to ensure that everyone has library access. Clients can use homebound services either indefinitely or on a short-term basis.

Our Homebound Services Program uses volunteers to deliver books and provide a voluntary reader service to extended care facilities, where volunteers read to patients. In addition, this service provides deposit collections for nursing and long-term care homes within Medicine Hat.

For more information or to become a Homebound Services volunteer, call 403-502-8541 or click here.

Miywasin Friendship Centre

​The Miywasin Society of Aboriginal Services is a non-profit Aboriginal organization that targets the needs of the Aboriginal community in the Medicine Hat area, and develops and maintains services to meet those needs.


Miywasin offers a variety of programs to the community at large, including Elder's and youth programming, Aboriginal cultural activities and events, transitional housing and counselling support.


Phone: 403.526.0756

MS Society - Southeastern Alberta Chapter

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 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, and to find the cure for MS. 

Call 403-529-6797 for more information.


MS Knowledge Network - call 1.844.859.6789 


Support Groups for People with MS, Families, Friends, and Caregivers:


Medicine Hat Second Tuesday Lunch Group: 12:30 - 2 pm at the MS Office (101, 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE)
The second Tuesday of the month
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
Bring your lunch, beverages are provided.

Medicine Hat Third Thursday Supper Group: 6:30 pm at Whiskey Creek (937 13 St SW)
Third Thursday of the month
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
Pay for your own meals/refreshments and share in lively conversation.

Brooks Group:
Third Thursday Lunch Meetings: 11:30 am - 1:00pm at the Hayes Room in City Hall (201 1 Ave W, Brooks)
Please call 403-529-6797 to confirm attendance.
Bring lunch, beverages are provided.

MyHealthAlberta Website

Built by the Alberta Gove​rnment and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. Healthcare experts across the province make sure the information is correct, up to date, and written for people who live in Alberta.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is home to valuable, easy-to-understand health information and tools made for Albertans, including information about:
-health conditions
-healthy living
-medications
-tests and treatments

There are also:
-educational videos
-symptom checkers
-emergency phone numbers
-a healthcare locator (e.g., a family doctor near you)


If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away.




Newbrook Lodge - Brooks

​The Newell Foundation provides a quality, affordable and safe home in a supportive environment to meet the needs of senior life. Newbrook Lodge is located in the Brooks close to most amenities. This facility is a three story building with 148 suites built around a central courtyard.


Home Care personnel are available to provide assistance with medications, bathing and other care needs as assessed. All residents have 24 hour access to immediate assistance via monitored medical alert bracelets throughout the facility. Various activities such exercises, entertainment, and socials are scheduled daily for those who wish to participate.


Phone: 403-362-4455

Newell Housing Association - Brooks

​Operates and maintains a portfolio of affordable and quality rental housing for seniors and other citizens of Brooks, Tilley, Duchess and Rosemary. The safety, comfort and security of the tenants is of utmost consideration.

Phone: 403-362-5472

Fax: 403-501-0188

Next Step Residential

At Next Step, we provide a full line of services to assist people with disabilities. Residential programs, community access program, employment support, support and respite contracted homes, and paid companionship options are available to adults in Medicine Hat and Brooks.

Support for children includes Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) through FSCD (Family Services for Children with Disabilities), and through CFSA (Children and Family Services Act) behavioural and developmental support, respite services, community support, and consultative services.


Medicine Hat:

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970


Brooks:

Call 403-501-5199

Fax 403-362-6970

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door Home Care Medicine Hat provides compassionate 24 hour care services for all ages to Medicine Hat and surrounding communities.

Our personalized home care services are suited to individual needs to help seniors, children & adults maintain the independence and dignity they deserve with compassionate and flexible in-home care delivered by exceptional staff. Nurse Next Door home care is an affordable and caring solution for the busy family to keep loved ones happy and healthy at home


Call 403-506-3304 or email medicinehat@nursenextdoor.com

Nurse Next Door Brochure


Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

Assists people of all ages recovering from illnesses or injuries to learn or relearn the skills they need to complete daily activities.

Occupational Therapists enable people of all ages to engage more fully in the activities of everyday living. They work together with clients, their families and caregivers to develop ways to help clients reach their potential in caring for themselves, working, and enjoying life.

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Clients may also self refer by calling or visiting their nearest site.

Medicine Hat and area - 403-529-8851

Fax 403-529-8968

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

​Provides decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal, non-financial decisions for themselves. Through the Personal Directives Act, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and the Mental Health Act. 


Call 403-529-3744

Toll Free 1-888-357-9339

opg-publications-order-form

 

When you register your personal directive with the Government of Alberta, approved health care professionals can contact the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee to find out if you have a personal directive, and how to contact your agent(s) if need be.

 

Register on line or via mail

Old Age Security

The Old Age Security (OAS) program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general tax revenues of the Government of Canada. This means that you do not pay into it directly.

The OAS pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to apply to receive it.

 

If you did not receive a letter from Service Canada informing you that you were selected for automatic enrollment, you must apply in writing for the Old Age Security pension. Complete and mail the Application for the Old Age Security Pension. 

Call 1-800-277-9914


Application for Old Age Security Pension

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.


Call 1-800-463-6842 for more information.

Oyen & District Seniors Association

​The Oyen Seniors Association (216 2 St W, Oyen, AB) is situated directly across the street from the Oyen Seniors Lodge. Annual membership fee is $10.


Contact Information:

Bill Burns 

Phone: (403) 664-2340, Email: wburns@telusplanet.net


Jessie Battrum

Phone: (403) 664-2515, Email: battrumjessie@yahoo.ca

Oyen Seniors Lodge (Acadia Foundation)

​Our Lodge units are available in single (39 rooms) and double occupancy (3 rooms) size with double size having an overall larger living space. Full meal and housekeeping services (and Home Care Services if needed) are included.


The Prairie Estates units (12 two bedroom suites) are purchased and owned by the residents and are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. 

 

Our low income Prairie Home units (8 units) are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. They provide additional living space and privacy, with a common lounge area for socializing, laundry facilities and a separate entrance. 


Contact the Lodge directly for Manor Suites application information.

Call 403-664-3661

Pain Management Clinic - Medicine Hat

​Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

 

For physicians wanting to refer patients, please use the referral package mailed out to clinics. For a referral package please call the Pain Management Clinic at 403-528-8121.

Palliative Care

​Refers to both a program and a concept of care based on the provision of comfort. It is designed for individuals who are living with, or dying from, a progressive life threatening illness. The program enhances quality of life through pain and symptom control and provides emotional and spiritual support for both patients and families. Compassionate and specialized care is provided with specialized knowledge and skills.

Services are offered throughout the region. Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has an organized team approach with a Medical Director and designated Nurse Co-ordinators and an office Manager/Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Other centers in the region have nursing staff with designated palliative care responsibilities and/or volunteer co-ordinators. Outpatient services are offered through the existing home care programs.

 

Medicine Hat Palliative Care Nurse Consultant  (403) 529-8901 
St. Joseph's Home - Medicine Hat (403) 526-3818


Bow Island Health Center  (403) 545-2400 
Bow Island Home Care (403) 545-2296


Brooks Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Brooks  Health Center  (403) 501-3262
Brooks  Volunteer Co-ordinator  (403) 501-3207
Brooks  Home Care (403) 362-7766


Bassano Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Bassano  Health Center  (403) 641-6100 


Oyen Big Country Hospital  (403) 664-4300 

Oyen Home Care (403) 664-3651

Parkinson Association of Alberta - Medicine Hat

​Parkinson Alberta helps make every day better for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease. We provide support services, education, advocacy and funds for research.

Call the PD Helpline for support at  1-877-243-9992. Parkinson Association of Alberta's PD Helpline is a toll-free, confidential service for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease (PD) as well as their healthcare providers. 



Parkinson Alberta hosts the following support groups in the Medicine Hat area. Please call ahead if you are not a member of Parkinson Alberta (call 403-526-5521 for more information):

General Support Group - 4th Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00PM at CrossRoads Church (1340 - 22 St SE, Medicine Hat)

2020 Parkinson Support Group Poster


Parkinson Association of Alberta is pleased to offer three Telephone Support Groups listed below; advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register, call toll-free 1-800-561-1911.

Care Partners: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Parkinson Disease (general): 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Parkinson's Plus Syndromes: 4th Thursday of the month, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Patient Placement - Medicine Hat

​Reviews and approves applications, maintains wait lists, places into available government funded beds, coordinates discharges from Designated Living Option beds. Call 403-529-8084 for more information or fax 403-529-8027

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System

​Philips Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night - even if you can't speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Personal Response Associate will ensure you get help fast.


Philips Lifeline now offers Misspelled WordGoSafe a medical alert system that gives you the freedom to go where you want when you want. For patients without a landline, all services are available with a wireless communicator.


The Philips Medication Dispensing Service helps you to avoid medication mistakes so you can live independently in the comfort of your own home with through using our 24-hour automated medication dispenser.


Call 1-866-784-1992 or visit the website for more information.

Philips Lifeline's Websites contains resources for Seniors regarding falls, fitness and safety, click the following link for more information. 

https://www.lifeline.ca/en/resources/tools-tips-for-seniors-safety/

Playfair Lodge - Bassano

​Playfair Lodge is a congregate, living facility serving functionally independent senior citizens 65 years of age and over. The Lodge provides housekeeping service, full meal service, laundry service, basic room furnishings, building security, 24 hour non-medical staffing and opportunities for socializing.


For more information, please contact the Newell Foundation at (403) 362-4455.

Pleasant View Lodge - Bow Island

​Senior Housing/Services are available at the Pleasant View Lodge located in Bow Island. They provide 55 main floor supportive living rooms and 16 independent living suites.

Call 403-545-2161 for more information.

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

​Daily Medicine Hat to Calgary and return. Pick ups available in Suffield, Brooks, Bassano and Strathmore. Children under 10 years old receive a $10 discount.

Call 403-487-1312

Toll-free 1-877-333-3238

Protection for Persons in Care

The Protection for Persons in Care Act (PPC Act) requires the reporting of abuse, and promotes the prevention of abuse involving adult clients who receive publicly funded care or support services.

The PPC Act requires service providers to take reasonable steps to protect clients from abuse while providing care or support services.

To report abuse, complaints, concerns, or if you have questions, call 1-888-357-9339. 

Accommodation standards – For concerns or questions regarding accommodation standards, contact continuing care 1-888-357-9339.

Complaints about a guardian, trustee, co-decision maker or agent named in a personal directive: contact the Office of the Public Guardian

Call 403-529-3744

Toll free 1-888-357-9339

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

​Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home.

Lower-income Albertans can apply for a RAMP grant for:
-up to $7,500 per person each year
-up to $15,000 per person within 10 years


For eligibility and more information, please click here.

RAMP Grant Application Package.pdf

 

To connect with the RAMP program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free in Alberta: 1-877-427-5760

Respite Services - Medicine Hat Area

​Provides short-term care for a chronically or terminally ill person in a continuing care facility to allow the caregiver to take a break.


Clients must be eligible for or receiving Home Care services or waiting for long-term care placement. Contact Home Care to arrange.


Bassano Health Centre - 403-793-6660
Big Country Hospital - 403-664-4300
Bow Island Health Centre - 403-545-3208 
St. Joseph's Home - 403-526-3818

Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre

Located in Calgary, AB.


Grief Support Program - Provides support for people coping with the death of a loved one, including one-to-one and group counseling. 

Call 403-955-8011

Osteoporosis Services - Provides care for people with osteoporosis and other bone disorders. Offers care for people with osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, as well as education for clients, the community, and healthcare providers. Bone health classes are held monthly. The classes are free and open to anyone. Target audience is for osteoporosis information (not metabolic diseases). 
Call 403-955-8134 


Chronic Pain Services - Provides support for family physicians and assistance to clients to manage chronic pain. Services include

-focus on goal attainment, self-management and functional improvement.
-pain education classes / groups.
-3 program specific streams: neuromusculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain in women, and headache

Call 403-943-9900


Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty ClinicProvides surgical treatment options for adults with obesity.

This clinic provides assessment and support for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.The initial clinic assessment determines the patient’s specific barriers to managing their weight. The next steps involve developing an individualized care plan with the patient which may include:

-behaviour modification

-counseling for nutrition, physical activity, and mental health

-bariatric surgery

-coordinating care and transitioning the patient back to their family physician with recommendations from the clinic

Please note, it takes several appointments and considerable time to determine eligibility for bariatric surgery

Call 403-955-8088

 

Diabetes Insulin Pump ClinicsAssesses and supports people with diabetes who want to use an insulin pump.

Provides support for people of all ages with Type 1 diabetes who use an insulin pump. An insulin pump is a device a person wears instead of giving daily insulin injections. It is portable and can be programmed. It’s about the size of a pager and delivers fast-acting insulin through a small tube that is put under the skin. The site has to be changed every 2 to 3 days

Call 403-955-8118 or the booking line 403-955-8146.

 

Referral by fax for consultation. Lab work forwarded by referring physician.

Riverview Long Term Care Home - Medicine Hat

We offer a comfortable environment that supports and respects the needs of each resident.
  • Rooms are comfortably furnished
  • Rooms are comfortably furnished with a bed, night table and wardrobe
  • Space for personal decorations to give the room your own touch
  • Supplies and equipment for personal and nursing support
  • Call Bell System
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Telephone and cable service (optional)
Phone: 403-527-5531

Seating Clinic - AHS Occupational Therapy

A team assesses physically disabled people with complex seating needs and provides them with a seating system that accommodates individual problems and improves the quality of their lives.

Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. 


Phone: 403-529-8851
Fax: 403-529-8968


Referrals done by Occupational Therapy to Seating Clinic please fax to 403-529-8968 for Medicine Hat and area (Bassano, Oyen, Bow Island & Brooks).

Senior Services - Day Hospital

Services include: therapeutic groups, balance and fall prevention exercise program, one-on-one counselling, case conferencing, ongoing health assessments & treatment. Clients come to the day hospital 2 days a week.


For clients age 65 and older, individuals under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis.

Phone: 403-529-8949
Fax: 403-529-8858


Clients can self-refer or be referred by Home Care, Community Outreach Team, physicians, family members, friends, or caregivers.

Client fee for attendance is $10.00 per day to cover the cost of lunch, snacks and beverages (coffee, tea, juice). Client is billed monthly based on actual attendance. Fees may be changed without notice. Please contact the service for more information.

Fee is reviewed and waived based on annual income as per the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program general eligibility amounts.


SSDH Referral Form

Seniors Services Day Hospital Brochure

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

​The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to voluntarily defer all or part of their residential property taxes, including the education tax portion. This is done through a low-interest home equity loan with the Government of Alberta.

Eligibility is not based on your income. To be eligible for this program, you must:

-be 65 years of age, or older (only one spouse/partner needs to be at least 65)

-be an Alberta resident, having lived in the province for at least 3 months

-own a residential property in Alberta and the home must be your primary residence (the place where you live most of the time)

-have a minimum of 25% equity in your home to allow the government to secure the loan and ensure repayment when the loan is due

 

Help with this resource is  available through Alberta Supports, call 1-877-644-9992

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program Information Guide, Loan Application and Agreement

Services for Seniors at the Veiner Centre & Strathcona Centre

Senior Services are offered at the Veiner Centre, at 255 Woodman Ave SE, and Fitness Classes are offered at the Strathcona Centre, at 1150 5th Street SE in Medicine Hat.

Strathcona Centre

The Strathcona Centre has reopened and is a hub of activity for the 50+ crowd. They offer drop in sports in the gymnasium and new equipment in the fitness centre. Fitness classes are also offered. For more information, please call 403-529-8307.

 

Veiner Centre

Senior Services promotes the well-being of people 50+ through various support services through the Veiner Centre. This centre is both run by a dedicated team of city staff members, as well as a huge amount of support from volunteers and community partners.

Veiner Centre main phone number: 403-529-8307

Seniors Outreach: 403-529-8368 
Health, Fitness & Recreation: 403-529-8307 
Information Office: 403-529-8307 
Meals On Wheels: 403-525-8885
BRANCH Senior Support: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

 

Supportive Counseling Services

Held on the second Wednesday of each month. Members of the Medicine Hat Senior Services can access Supportive Counseling Services for a FREE telephone or in-person consultation with Medicine Hat Family Service professionals on stress management, family issues or health and age-related losses. Call 403-529-8307 to book a free 1 hour appointment, in the newly renovated private office in the Veiner Centre.

 

DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning Series

Held one Wednesday per month from September through May. 

 

Wellness Wednesday Presentations

Held one Wednesday per month from September through June. Please register by calling 403-529-8307. 

 

 

Care Partner Support Meeting

The Alzheimer Society is holding a Care Partner Support meeting for family and friends of those living with dementia. This will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00am at the Veiner Centre. If you are interested in attending this drop-in program, please call the Alzheimer Society at 403-528-2700.

 

 

South Country Village - Medicine Hat

​South Country Village provides comprehensive care for an aging population. South Country focuses on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of its residents. Independent Living, Supportive Living, and Continuing Care available. 

 

Call 403-526-2002 for more information.

Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

Seniors with low-income can get financial assistance to help afford the cost of appliances and specific health and personal supports.


To be eligible for this program you must:

-be 65 years of age or older
-be an Alberta resident
-be a Canadian citizen or have been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence
-meet financial eligibility criteria
-are eligible to apply for and have submitted a Seniors Financial Assistance application
-not have voluntarily deferred the receipt of Old Age Security.


Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Information Booklet

For more information, call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

Speech, Language and Hearing - Infant, Preschool, School-age and Adult Services

​Supports individuals with concerns in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, voice disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Anyone can refer (community member or family member) for outpatient programs and swallowing concerns including bedside swallowing screenings at the hospital or mealtime observations in the office or home to assess feeding and swallowing.

Healthcare providers may consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Outpatient Swallowing Assessment Referral

Speech, Language and Hearing Services Community Referral


Call for an appointment:

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5123 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Brooks Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-501-3202
Oyen (based out of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

SCI Alberta strives to achieve its mission and provide the best service possible through a focus on five core service areas which include:

Client Support and Service Coordination
Community Development and Systemic Change
Peer Program
Information Services
Active Living
SCI Alberta supports its clients through many challenging transitions, including relationships, sexuality, parenting, aging, recreation, education, employment, etc.

Through committee participation, SCI Alberta also assists communities to become more inclusive by creating awareness of critical issues such as accessible transportation, housing, healthcare and other supports.

Phone : 1-888-654-5444
Email : edmonton@sci-ab.ca

St. Joseph's Home - Covenant Health

St. Joseph’s Home was opened by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in 1951 and has been providing a safe, secure assisted living program in the Medicine Hat community ever since. St. Joseph’s Home became part of the Covenant Health family in April 2011. Carmel Hospice is located in St. Joseph’s and provides compassionate end-of-life care for those in need.


Programs & services:

-Carmel Hospice

-In-home palliative bed program

-Respite care

-Seniors’ lodge program

-Special auxiliary beds


Phone: 403-526-3818
Fax: 403-528-8942

Tetra Society

Providing custom assistive devices to people with disabilities. They can be infants or seniors or anyone in between. As well, levels of disability can vary greatly from client to client. No challenge given Tetra’s volunteers is deemed too great or too small. The goal is always to reduce societal and environmental barriers and to create increased independence

Phone: 604-688-6464 Ext. 102

The Caregiver's Lighthouse

Lorna Scott offers expertise as a coach and counsellor for families during a time of caregiving. She offers workshops and resources and individual coaching/strategies for caregivers in the Medicine Hat area. Call or visit the website for more information about workshops.


Phone: 403-548-8437
Toll Free: 1-888-746-8130
Email: lorna@thecaregiverslighthouse.com 


"The Kitchen is Open" Family Caregiver Coffee & Chat Group

A place for family caregivers to come together with other caregivers, learn about community resources, chat and relax. The group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm, at the Canadian Mental Health Association Boardroom (204 - 1865 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat). For more information or to register, please call 403-548-8437.

Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

Offers various group programming opportunities for individuals who experience recreation and leisure barriers. Helps people with physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that affect their leisure activity by assessing their needs and strengths, developing, following and evaluating a therapy plan. 

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the below, in person programs, are on hold.  Please see the poster directly below for virtual options at this time. 

June 2020 Theraputic Recreation Virtual Health Therapy Groups.pdf

Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

Fax: 403-529-8968


Brooks: 

Phone: 403-501-3205

Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster


Allied Health Referral Form

Please fax referral form. A Recreation Therapist will contact the individual to complete a screen and assessment prior to determine each individual’s leisure needs. 


Programs and services available:

 
Yoga – Provides individuals who experience physical and/or emotional barriers the opportunity to participate in a safe, meaningful, and structured therapy that promotes relaxation, self-reflection, and improved physical functioning through the use of Yoga movements and guided meditation. The focus is on improving physical and emotional wellness and promoting leisure independence through the discovery of a mind-body connection. This therapy is intended to target individuals who experience chronic pain, however the program is also designed to treat individuals who experience various mental and physical health considerations. 



Aquatic Therapy – Provides a safe, individualized/group aquatic exercise program in the community that focuses on improving physical, social, and leisure independence. Please note that this program often has a waitlist. 




Walking to Wellness – Provides a structured, supportive, community exercise program that focuses on physical fitness and/or balance and healthy living education for clients with chronic disease. The focus is on improving physical, social and leisure independence and prepare for self-management and transition to a community program. 



Expressive Arts – Provides individuals with barriers to leisure engagement the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. Using a leisure modality, designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 


In Brooks: The class is held at the JBS Centre – Chandos Room (Previously Lakeside Leisure Centre) on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. The cost is $30 for a 10 week program.

For more information, contact the Brooks Health Centre Therapeutic Recreation at 403-501-3205, or email jalaina.kam@ahs.ca



Therapeutic Writing – Provides the opportunity for individuals to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through journaling, verbal expression, and creative writing. 



Steps to Connect - Steps to Connect is a 3-session, evidence-based interactive program created to assist people who experience barriers to participating in their communities in learning ways to strengthen connections through meaningful and enjoyable recreation. Over three sessions, participants are guided to identify enjoyable recreation activities that promote their wellbeing, find places in the community to pursue those activities, plan and participate in a group activity together, learn about local resources, understand the many benefits of recreation, and create their own plan for connecting to their community. Steps to Connect is designed to address risks for social isolation by focusing on enhancing sense of belonging and self-determined activity participation.  



Valleyview Retirement Community - Medicine Hat

AgeCare Valleyview is a “campus of care” that enables aging in place as your needs change by providing Retirement Living options for active independent seniors alongside its Seniors Care Centre which provides Supportive Living and Long Term Care all under one roof.


Phone: 403-526-7000

Veterans Affairs Canada

​Information and tools for health care service providers and medical professionals to help you support your clients covered for services by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Phone: 1-866-522-2122

Wardell Centre for Chronic Pain Disease & Sante Surgi-Centre

The pain clinic is a modern specialist practice of managing chronic diseases which generate pain complaints in patients.

 

Physician Referral Process - Full consultative request with accompanying records. This request would be for a patient seeking a consult and stabilization for a complex case.

 

Minor consultative request for specific procedures (ex. marijuana RX or a senior needing joint relief) - when referring please specify these patients.

 

Patients can self refer for: cold laser for pain, prolo-therapy, focused shock wave, smoking cessation & platelet rich plasma for joint injection or tendonitis.

For more information about referrals please call the office. 

Phone: 403-580-3545

We Care Home Health Services

Areas served by this location: Brooks, Bassano, Bow Island, Oyen, Empress, Rosemarie

 

Services available at these locations:

  • Advanced Foot Care
  • Homemaking Help
  • Infusion Clinics
  • Live-In/Respite Care
  • Personal Support / Attendant Care


Phone 403-529-2200 fax 403-527-0975

Wellington - Medicine Hat

​100 Independent Living condos and 93 Supportive Living suites.

The Wellington Retirement Residence has 50 designated Supportive Living Level 4 government funded suites, accessed through Alberta Health Services, South Zone. Care and accommodation is partially funded by Alberta Health Services and partially paid for by the resident. To qualify, seniors must complete an assessment and are then placed on a wait list for available space. Space is assigned, so although you may indicate a preference, the initial placement will be based on first- available-space. Given the long waiting list, turn-around is often quick; typically, within 48 hours

 

Call 403-526-5762 for more information.


Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart (Formerly Shoppers Home Health Care)

Provide a wide range of everyday living products and services for inside and outside the home through trusted, caring experts to meet your family's changing health needs.

Phone: 403-527-8110


Wildrose Foot Care

​Mandy Misspelled WordBhar, LPN, Advanced Foot Care Nurse 

Call 403-966-6824

Email - wildrose.footcare@gmail.com 

YMCA of Medicine Hat

Programs include: aquatics, camps, child care, education & training, employment services, health & fitness, youth engagement, and youth & preschool programming. 

Phone: 403-527-4426


Living Fit Program 
The Living Fit program provides safe, supportive, barrier-free health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities and chronic, stable conditions. 

The program aids individuals with: Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Disabilities, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes.

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working on balance and leg strength. Participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need

Clients may be referred to the program by various organizations or their physician.  A referral is not necessary, however, and individuals may join at any time to improve their health and quality of living. Click here to learn more about the Living Fit Program, or call 403-527-4426, x 221.


Young Moms Program
The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers, “Young Moms” is a comprehensive, educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teens. Young moms can complete their high school education through independent study while learning life management skills. The program is conveniently located within a YMCA daycare centre which provides an opportunity for children to receive on-site care while moms are attending school.

Zeeman Audiology Hearing Clinic - Medicine Hat & Brooks

Service and expertise in the hearing healthcare profession.

Services provided include: 
  • Hearing testing 
  • Hearing aid fitting 
  • Hearing aid repairs 
  • Custom hearing molds
  • Industrial Screenings


Medicine Hat: 403-528-3334

Brooks: 403-362-2032