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 Community Support Program, Recreation Program, Seniors Addiction & Mental Health Therapy, Depot Clinic, & Therapy Groups.


Group Works is a group therapy program offered as a community based program and inpatient mental health unit program. Group Works is an opportunity for people to learn more about promoting their own mental health.

The 10 Keys to Happiness is a 10 week group that individuals can self refer to and attend on either Tuesdays or Thursdays at 1 pm. Individuals need to have a mental health diagnosis and meet for intake prior to attending.



Phone: 403-502-8617

Fax: 403-502-8618

Prefer written referrals from other partners, agencies and doctors. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer. For more information, please see referral form below.

Addiction and Mental Health Outreach Services Referral Form.doc

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 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


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 os $10/day, not including costs associated with salon appointments and community outings.


Phone: 403-794-2111

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

Consent to Communication Form

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.

Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and those receiving income assistance are exempt from paying 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 Health Care Insurance Plan

All eligible Albertans should register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services, and always carry your health card and photo ID.

Ph 310-0000, then dial 780-427-1432 (For Practitioners only 780-415-2288)

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Classes & Education

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 2013

Please note time of classes vary slightly dependant 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.
Held at the Medicine Hat Public Library on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:30pm
For more information on next session dates and to register call 403-529-8969.



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.

Next Sessions:
Part 1: July 11 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Part 2: July 18 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Part 3 - July 25 - 1:00pm-3:30pm


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.

Next sessions:
Part 1: July 13 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: July 27 - 1:00pm-3:00pm



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 tooks 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.

Next sessions:
June 19 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
June 20 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
July 13 - 9:00am-12:00pm
July 17 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
August 3 - 9:00am-12:00pm
August 21 - 9:00am-12:00pm



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 yout 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 to register call 403-529-8969.


Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (2.5 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, fibre 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.

Next sessions:
June 18 - 9:00am-12:00pm
July 16 - 9:00am-12:00pm
August 13 - 9:00am-12:00pm



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.

Next sessions:
June 28 - 9:00am-11:00am
July 26 - 9:00am-11:00am
August 23 - 9:00am-11:00am


Heart Failure Class (2 hours)
Participants will gain an understanding of heart failure, symptoms, treatments, and their individual risk factors that lead to heart failure. The importance of monitoring symptoms to self-manage heart failure, and when to access health care providers is emphasized. Sodium consumption and its effect on fluid in the body are covered.
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.

Next session:
June 27 - 9:00am-12:00pm
July 25 - 9:00am-12:00pm
August 22 - 9:00am-12:00pm


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.

Next session:
Part 1: June 20 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: June 27 - 1:00pm-3:00pm


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.

Next session:
Part 2: June 15 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 1: August 10 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: August 24 - 1:00pm-3:00pm


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.

Next session:
July 9 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
August 13 - 1:00pm-4:00pm


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.

Next sessions:
June 25 - 9:00am-12:00pm
July 12 - 9:00am-12:00pm
July 23 - 9:00am-12:00pm
August 9 - 9:00am-12:00pm
August 27 - 9:00am-12:00pm


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

Next sessions:
July 4
September 5
November 7


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

Next sessions:
August 2
October 4
December 6


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 tooks 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 yout 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 2013.pdf

Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services (Alberta Supports & Alberta Works)

Support to income, employment, disabilities, community-based supports and services, family violence prevention, and family & community support services.  Please visit Alberta.ca for a complete list of contacts and resources, including application forms and office locations. 

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

Committed to providing quality individual based rehabilitation to assist in the return to work, sport, and activities of daily living. 

​Services Offered: 

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Capnography
  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Core Stability Training
  • Posture Education
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre-work Screening
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise and Treatment
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone 403-527-9477

Fax 403-527-8274

Email info@aptcinc.ca

Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory is a secure, online directory that provides access to service and consultant (physician) demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to efficiently and effectively facilitate referral acceptance without delay.

The ARD centralizes referral information for consulting physicians and ambulatory services, avoiding the need to publish referral information in multiple places. Since the ARD is web-based, it avoids the inherent safety issues with paper-based referral directories as information in ARD is updated in real time. An added feature is the ability to print details related to the location, amenities and appointment processes that are relevant to the patient.

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

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

Allowance for people aged 60 to 64

​​The Allowance is a benefit available to the spouses or common-law partners of Guaranteed Income Supplement recipients.

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 Guaranteed Income Supplement (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;
•your annual income (or in a case of a couple, your combined income) is less than the maximum annual income.

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

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

Alzheimer's 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's 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. 

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

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

Email: firstlink@alzheimer.ab.ca

Care Partners Support Group - Every Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

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

Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services

​Care centers offer a variety of support services within their centers to clients living in the community, such as respite, rehabilitation services and day programs.

Contact "Access and Placement" to have an intake completed, then Access will be notify Home Care of the request.

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

Branch Senior Support

If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Medicine Hat area.


Branch Senior Support
Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

https://www.medicinehat.ca/government/departments/senior-services/community-partnerships/elder-abuse

Brooks & District Seniors Outreach

​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

​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 or faxe 403-501-3223

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Ltd

​Private homecare services - respite, companion care, in-home therapy, daily living activity assistance, and community access.

Call 403-633-0547 or 403-362-5117

Brooks Physiotherapy - Alberta Health Services

Located within the Brooks Health Centre. ​A physiotherapist will provide an assessment, guidance, treatment program and exercise progressions. Self-referrals or written referrals from a health care provider are accepted. Most clients are first seen through an assessment clinic that runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Please call for more details on how to access services.

Unable to provide WCB or MVA services.


Phone: 403-501-3234

Bus Buddy Program

​The Bus Buddy program introduces seniors to the Medicine Hat Transit system. Volunteer Bus Buddies explain the Transit system, step by step and show new riders how to get where they want to go.

Medicine Hat: 403-529-8307

Caleo Health - Calgary

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary (health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal) services within a  patient-centered environment.  Their areas of expertise include integrative, comprehensive assessments and management of spine and other musculoskeletal conditions.  

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.

Canadian Red Cross Society

​Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service

Canadian Red Cross Equipment Loan 2015

24 Hour Helpline 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat phone 403-526-3048 fax 403-529-0540


Caring Feet

​Mobile Foot Care

Ideal for diabetics, seniors and/or anyone with foot troubles.

Services: Nail trimming, corn/callus reduction, assistance with dry cracked feet

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

Colorectal Cancer Screening

​Screening for colorectal cancer

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Colorectal Screening Clinic

Phone: 403-529-8016

Fax: 403-528-5644  

Colonoscopy Referral Form

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


Community Mental Health - Seniors

The following services are provided at the centre: Crisis Intervention, Individual Therapy and Counselling, Family Therapy , Medication Management, Assistance to clients with a serious mental illness to more fully integrate into the community, Consultation, Referral to another Community, Agency, Advocacy, Community Care Planning, Information/Education

 
Self referral
 
Call 403-502-8617.


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.

Cypress View Foundation - Medicine Hat

​The Cypress View Foundation is a non-profit organization, situated in Medicine Hat, Alberta, that exists primarily to provide supportive social housing for low to moderate-income seniors.

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

Diabetes Association - Brooks & District

​A local, independent, self-financing, non-government, not-for-profit charitable organization, whose mandate is to meet the needs of persons with diabetes through service, education, and advocacy.


Brooks and area call 403-362-5914 


Diabetes Association also offers Yoga for Seniors. Through this gentle Yoga program, seniors can safely participate at their level of comfort. 

Sessions run for approximately 24 classes. For information about costs or to register, please call the Diabetes Association at 403-362-5914.

Diagnostic Imaging Services (AHS)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm

Saturday 7:45am - 12:00pm

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

Monday to Friday 7:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 4:15pm

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

 

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

​We are the global leader in evidence-based assessment technology for the fair and accurate assessment of cognitively at-risk drivers. We protect safe drivers from misidentification, based solely on their medical condition, and accurately identify unsafe drivers to protect them, their families and other road users.

DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

fax 403-527-7414

Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF)

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

EODAF has the dementia Smart Life Line for Care Partners. It provides personal contact by phone, text, email or in person.

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

Excel Physical Therapy

​Services We Provide:  
Manual Therapy, Postural Assessments, Pediatrics Assessments,
Pre-work Screening, Ergonomic Evaluations, Exercise Prescription, Sports Rehab, Acupuncture, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Active Release Technique, & Concussion Evaluation/Management


Conditions We Treat:
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Soft Tissue Injuries, Pediatrics (Neuro), Post Surgery Rehab, Arthritis, Whiplash, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Headaches, Concussions

 

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

Located in Medicine Hat. Call 403-504-1004.

Expressive Arts (AHS)

​Expressive Arts was developed in the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. The treatment is designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 

The cost is $30 for the 10 week program, or $3 per individual class. The class is held at Medalta Potteries (713 Medalta Ave SE) on Tuesday mornings.

Medicine Hat Therapeutic Recreation Office: 403-502-8648 ext. 1068
Fax: 403-529-8968

Expressive Arts Referral Form

When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca


Brooks: Call 403-501-3205 or email carrie.huckerby@albertahealthservices.ca

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.

Geriatric Assessment Team

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.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition services.

 


Clients can be referred by a family member, friend, healthcare provider or self-referral.

Self-referral clients may call the number listed and a service provider will return their call if they are unavailable at the time of the call.

Call 403-528-5609 or 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 place with 70 private continuing care suites and three 10-bed dementia care cottages. 

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

The Supportive Living program consists of 42 suites and provides accommodation and personal care services to residents in private suites. 

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


Good Samaritan Society Adult Day Program

The Good Samaritan Society offers an Adult Day Program in Medicine Hat. 

The program provides opportunities to socialize and participate in recreational activities. Their goal is to provide education and support to people in order for them to maintain their highest level of independence in the community.

The person being referred must be a Home Care client; if not, the Day Program can facilitate a referral to Home Care. Referrals to this program can be done by Home Care, physicians, nurses, and family members.

Phone: 403-528-5060

Fax: 403-504-2520

Good Samaritans Society Day Program Brochure

Good Samaritans Society Day Program Referral Form

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

Application for Guaranteed Income.pdf


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 Islans

​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 https://www.brooks.ca/278/Handibus
Bow Island: 403-952-1968

Brooks Handibus Application Forms.pdf

HealthLink

Do you have a health concern for yourself or a child? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. They will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you.

Remember, in a medical emergency, always call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.


Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

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

Hillcrest Church - Medicine Hat

​Would you like someone to talk to? If you are going through a difficult situation, decision, or relationship struggle, we want to connect you with a professional counselor with a Christ-centered perspective.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on 8 recovery principles from the Beatitudes and the 12-Steps and their biblical comparisons. It will help you deal with your hurts, habits and hang-ups by providing support, encouragement and accountability. Every Thursday from 7-10pm.
Everyone welcome!


Phone: 403-526-4010

Hip and Knee Clinic - Medicine Hat

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 ext 1530
Fax: 403-528-8163

 

Forward referral forms with x-ray reports by fax. Referrals for total hip and total knee replacements can be made to specific orthopedic 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 Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic when they have an appointment for assessment.

 

Home Care Services (Alberta Health Services)

Nursing services, personal care services, respite services, palliative care & wound care 


Bassano (Ph) 403-641-6127 (Fax) 403-641-2157 (Hosp fax, use cover letter)
Bow Island (Ph) 403-545-2296 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Brooks (Ph) 403-362-7766 (Fx) 403-362-7778
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-581-5750 (Fx) 403-581-5752
Oyen (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fx) 403-664-2934

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.pdf

HRT Referral form.pdf

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

Integrated Physiotherapy Inc - Brooks

​Physiotherapy 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 at Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, & Chestermere.

Please call 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 Medical Procedures, Diabetic Foot Care, Type I and Type II, Skin Conditions, Fungus, Warts, Calluses, Reflexology, and Cold-Laser Treatments.  She is an expert in the treatment of problems, such as Morton's Neuroma, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritic Conditions and much more.

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.

Please call 403-548-9309

Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

Our 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.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordMisspelled 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, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will will run for 5 weeks on Tuesday evenings, May 1 to May 29, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm. It will be held in room 209 of the Community Cultural Centre where the Lifetalk office is located. Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 to register and for further information. 


“Active Parenting of Teens” - a six week video seminar offering skills, discussion and support to guide your teens through the most turbulent period of their lives. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Arnie Weber.  Call 403-362-2210 for information on next session. 


"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. Call 403-362-2210 for information on next session.


Walking Alongside the Depressed” - a seminar enabling participants to understand depression and current treatments, to encourage friends and family to helpfully walk alongside those struggling with depression. Call 403-362-2210 for information on next session.

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk Seminar Room in Brooks Community Cultural Center at 327 - 3rd St W, Brooks. For more information & to register, call 403-362-2210.

Mariposa Transport - Brooks

​Door to door service for airport runs, appointments and day trips leaving from Brooks. The possibilities are endless, please contact Cindy Chuckry for pricing and more information 403-363-7513.

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 10:00am and 12:00pm by our trained volunteers. 

For more information, please call 403-525-8885 

Meals on Wheels Application Form


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

​Medical advisors and administrators from all Canadian provincial and territorial driver-licensing bodies developed the medical standards used in Alberta. Alberta Transportation is responsible for determining driver fitness and making decisions regarding a person’s privilege to drive.

MediChair

​Carry a complete selection of Home Medical Equipment and Home Health Care products designed to enhance the quality of life, increase mobility, and provide a safe and accessible environment for the home.

Phone: 403-528-2272

Toll free: 1-888-528-2272

Fax: 403-526-1956

Medicine Hat Family Services

​Medicine Hat Family Service responds to changing community needs to enhance the quality of life for individuals, couples and families through counseling and family life education.

Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss Counseling, Emotional Counseling, Men's and Women's issues, Family Transition Counseling, Communication Counseling, Parent/Child issues, Stress Related Issues Counseling, Family Violence Counseling, Employee Assistance Programs Counseling


Phone 403-504-8026

Fax 403-504-0351

Medicine Hat Family YMCA

​The Medicine Hat Family YMCA, a charity supported by volunteers, is devoted to enriching our community by providing services to people of all ages within a safe, healthy environment that enhances personal wellness.


The YMCA now has a  Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect.).

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working in balance and leg strength. No referral is required but participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need.

Phone 403-527-4426

Medicine Hat Hearing Centre

​Providing comprehensive hearing tests and the newest digital hearing aid technology in Medicine Hat call 403-580-3800 for more information.

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy Clinic

Provides quality physiotherapy care, hands on therapy and tailored rehabilitation for the pertinent injury and to attain maximum potential of client.

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care. The clinic focuses on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help get clients back in the game whether it be work, sport or everyday life.

They proudly offer full-hour, one-to-one individualized physiotherapy sessions and week end appointments. 

Phone: 403-580-2929

Medicine Hat Public Library Homebound Services

​A delivery service to those who are unable to come to the Library, either indefinitely or on a short-term basis, for example, while recovering from illness or surgery.

The 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.

Please call 403-502-8541

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 - Next sessions May 8, June 12
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 - Next sessions May 17, June 21
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)
Next sessions April 19, June 21
Please call 403-529-6797 to confirm attendance.
Bring lunch, beverages are provided.

MyHealth Website

​Health information when you need it​

Newbrook Lodge - Brooks

​The Newell Foundation provides a quality, affordable and safe home in a supportive environment to meet the needs of senior life.

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.

Call 403-362-5472

Fax 403-501-0188

Next Step Residential

​Provide a full line of services to assist persons with disabilities. Residential program, daily program and paid companionship options are available to both adults and children.


Medicine Hat:

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970


Brooks:

Call 403-501-5199

Fax 403-362-6970

Nurse Next Door

​Senior home care that's safer, happier, and less expensive.

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

Nurse Next Door.pdf


Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

​Helps people recovering from illness or injury learn or relearn the skills they need to complete daily activities.

 

A referral is needed to access this service. Call for more information. 

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 program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly.

 

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians 65 years of age who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You must 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

Call 1-800-277-9914


Application for Old Age Security Pension

Orchard Manor - Brooks

​At Orchard Manor, we believe in offering you the broadest range possible of retirement lifestyle options for worry-free living in a friendly and caring community environment.

Call 403-362-6188

 

Osteoporosis Canada

​Osteoporosis Canada, in partnership with dedicated volunteers, divisions/chapters and a network of local groups across Canada, is committed to providing the highest quality services, education and research to help Canadians take care of their bone health. 


Call 1-800-463-6842 for more information

Oyen & District Seniors Association

​The Oyen Seniors Drop in Center is situated directly across the street from the Oyen Senior Lodge.

Contact Information:

​Bill Burns
(403) 664-2340​
​wburns@telusplanet.net
​Jessie Battrum
(403) 664-2515​​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 Hospital

 

For physicians wanting to refer patients to Dr. Emad Salih please use the referral package mailed out to clinics. For a referral package please call the Pain Management Clinic a 403-528-8121 or fax 403-529-8945

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 Co-ordinator   (403) 529-8901 
Medicine Hat  Volunteer Co-ordinator   (403)529-8849


St. Joseph's Carmel Hospice - 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

 

Pamela's Foot Care

​Providing foot care services in the privacy of your home. Practiced by licenced LPN for basic and advanced foot care. Diabetic foot care. Clip and file toenails, fungal and ingrown toenails. File calluses, assist with corns and bunions, padding as required. Foot and leg massage Call 403-928-3666 for more information or to book an appointment

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.

 

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

Men with Parkinson's  - 2nd Wednesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

Women with Parkinson's  - 4th Wednesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office  (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

Care Partners - 2nd Tuesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

General Support Group - 4th Tuesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at Crossroads Church

Tele-Support - 3rd Thursday of the Month 10am-11am call 1-800-561-1911 for more information and to register

Call the PD Helpline for support at 1-877-243-9992

Patient Placement - Medicine Hat

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

Philips Lifeline

​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 GoSafe 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 1-800-387-8120 ext 7783  for more information.

Philips Lifeline Request Form.pdf

Pioneer Damsiter - Drop in Centre - Basssano

​The Pioneer Damsiters Drop-In Centre is a wonderful gathering place for seniors.

Call 403-641-4072 for more information


Damsiters Drop In Centre Brochure.pdf

Playfair Lodge - Bassano

​Playfair Lodge is a congregate, living facility serving functionally independant 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.

Phone 403-641-3000 for more information or fax 403-641-2634

Pleasant View Manor - Bow Island

​Senior Housing/Services are available at the Pleasant View Lodge and Pleasant View Manor located in Bow Island. They provide 55 main floor assisted 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

Prevention in Hand

​Informative website for practitioners and patients. Hosted by the Collage of Family Physicians of Canada.

Protection of Persons in Care

​Protection for Persons in Care promotes prevention and responds to reports of abuse of adult Albertans receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers.

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 1-877-427-4525

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

​RAMP is a program available to eligible wheelchair users to modify their home to be more wheelchair accessible. Applicants can apply for a RAMP grant for up to $7,500 annually and up to a maximum of $15,000 within a 10-year benefit period

 

Forms to be completed

RAMP Application.pdf 

 

Call 1-877-427-5760

Fax 780-644-8085

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

City: Calgary
Phone: 403-955-8444
Fax: 403-209-2954

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 - This interdisciplinary team provides care and educates patients, the community and other health professionals regarding osteoporosis prevention, treatment, and appropriate resources. Bone health classes are held monthly and are free of charge and open to all interested persons.  Call 403-955-8134

Chronic pain services - Helps people find ways to manage chronic pain (e.g., musculoskeletal, neuropathic, pelvic, or headache pain).

Clients take part in their treatment by going to education sessions, setting goals, and exercising. Other options to manage pain include anesthetic procedures (e.g., nerve blocks) and neuromodulation (e.g., stimulators, pumps).

This service also works with the Living Well program to offer education sessions in the community. Call 403-943-9900

Weight Management Program - This program offers a wide range of services and treatment options to assist with weight management including. Call 403-955-8118

 

Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic - This clinic provides medical, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight management and improving health. Support is provided to individuals with obesity who require complex medical management and/or surgical intervention. Call 403-955-8088

 

Diabetes Insulin Pump Clinics - Provides support for people 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 Care Centre - Medicine Hat

Phone: 403-527-5531

At Riverview, we help you to live life to the fullest extent possible.

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 Advocate Services

​An advocate that can ask questions, record information and can speak to you so you can better understand and get the care you need. Door to door service, provide appointment reminders, client check in services as needed, full service disability van, parking paid by SAS, own handicap place card. 

Call Linda at 403-866-0801 or email lbjelland@live.ca for a free no obligation consultation.

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.

Senior Services Day Hospital Referral Form

Seniors Services Day Hospital Brochure

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

​The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.

 

To qualify for the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program, you must:

  • Be 65 years or older 
  • Be an Alberta resident 
  • Own a residential property in Alberta 
  • Have a minimum of 25% equity in your home

 

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

Application Form

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
Fax: 403-527-8331


South Country Village - Medicine Hat

​South Country Village is a multifaceted Christian retirement community in Medicine Hat that desires to provide a housing environment that meets the physical and spiritual needs of its residents.

 

Call 403-526-2002 for more information.

Southeast Alberta Caregivers

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

 
Support groups:
 
The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00pm at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE).  
 

Compass for the Caregiver is a 9 week Caregiver Workshop - contact the Canadian Mental Health Association for more information and dates 403-504-1811.

Southeast Alberta Caregivers also hosts annual full day workshops in November. Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info.

Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

The SNA program provides a lump-sum payment to eligible low-income seniors. This program provides assistance with some of the cost of appliances and some health and personal supports.


A senior’s or senior couple’s total annual income, residence and marital status, and the items requested are used to determine the amount funded. The maximum assistance available is $5,000 in a benefit year.


To be considered for SNA, you must:

1.  have previously submitted a Seniors Financial Assistance application
2.  be 65 years of age or older
3.  be an Alberta resident
4.  be a Canadian citizen or have been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence
5. not have voluntarily deferred the receipt of Old Age Security.



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

SNA Application Form.pdf

Speech, Language, Swallowing and Hearing Services - Outpatient

​Speech and language assessments, therapy, consultation and hearing screening for all ages.

Anyone can refer (community member, family member or healthcare provider) 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 should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


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

Our primary focus is responding to the needs of persons with SCI, their families and care giving networks. Where feasible, we extend services to others with related physical disabilities, particularly those living with mobility impairments. 


Effective March 1, 2017, services for the Medicine Hat area will be provided through the SCI Alberta Lethbridge office. Contact dylan.adkins@sci-ab.ca or lethbridge@sci-ab.ca if you live in the Medicine Hat area and require assistance.



Phone:  403-327-7577
Fax: 403-320-0269
E-mail: lethbridge@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.


Services Provided:

  • Seniors’ lodge program
  • Carmel Hospice
  • Community support beds
  • Respite care
  • In-home palliative bed program


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

Strathcona Centre City of Medicine Hat Senior Services

​Services are currently being offered out of the Strathcona Centre - 1150 5th Street SE.

Strathcona Centre is a vibrant community offering social networks, services and support to people 50-plus in Medicine Hat. Strathcona Centre is a "home away from home" for its 1200+ members. People come to Strathcona Centre to meet with friends, eat great home-cooked meals, volunteer, and take part in our diverse activities. Above all, they come to have fun!

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


Members of the Medicine Hat Senior Services can access Supportive Counselling 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 403-504-8026 (MH Family Services) for an appointment. The next Supportive Counselling Services day will be Wednesday, June 13 from 9:00am-12:00pm.


DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning Series

Held one Wednesday per month from September through May. Please stay tuned for future learning in the fall. 


Wellness Wednesday Presentation - Navigating the System

Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00am

Learn how to access the system to have an assessment done for you or your loved one to move to Supportive Living or Long Term Care. What do the different levels mean? How can you choose a facility that is right for you or your loved one? What are the rules around TLOs (temporary living options)? What happens once you or your loved one is accepted to your chosen facility?

Call 403-529-8307 to register.


Meals for Men - by Meadowlands: Are you a gentleman who lives alone? If so, you are invited to a special event on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm at Meadowlands. Attendees will make a meal to enjoy together and 4 more to take home. Cost is $10 - to register call 403-529-8368.

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 Caregivers Lighthouse

Lorna Scott offers and 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


Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

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.  Teaches how to use resources and take part in recreation and leisure activities.



Expressive Arts was developed in the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. The treatment is designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 

In Medicine Hat:

The class is held at Medalta Potteries (713 Medalta Ave SE) on Tuesday mornings. The cost is $30 for the 10 week program, or $3 per individual class.

For more information call the Medicine Hat Therapeutic Recreation Office: 403-502-8648 ext. 1068

Expressive Arts Referral Form

When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca

In Brooks: 
Call 403-501-3205 or email carrie.huckerby@albertahealthservices.ca


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
  • Residential Care


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

Wellington - Medicine Hat

​The Wellington includes 86 supportive living suites located in Medicine Hat. All suites include emergency response system, cooking facilities - either a full kitchen or a tea kitchen - and private bath with a walk-in shower.

The Wellington was selected by Alberta Health to provide 50 supportive living suites. Residents are selected through Alberta Health.

 

Call 403-526-2225 for more information.


Administration: 403-526-5762
Fax: 403-526-9479
Suites:403-526-2225

Wensley Hearing Aid Clinic

HearingLife is a full-service hearing healthcare centre, proudly serving the Medicine Hat area. We are pleased to offer our clients FREE, no obligation hearing assessments, and the latest brand-name, digital hearing aids in all styles - lowest priceHearingLife is a full-service hearing healthcare centre, proudly serving the styles - lowest price and satisfaction guaranteed!


Toll-free 1-888-439-9878

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