Elderly & Dementia

  
  

Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit

​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

AHS Diagnostic Labs

​Medicine Hat – Main Lab

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

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: 403-529-8000 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

500 Misspelled WordMisspelled WordCassils 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: 403-501-3232 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm


Bow Island Health Centre

938 Centre Street
Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0
Phone: 403-545-3200 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm


Big Country Hospital 

312 3 St E
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Phone: 403-664-4300 (Switchboard)

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

AISH Application Form

Consent to Communication Form

Call 403-529-3550

 

AJ's Loan Cupboard

​Provide medical equipment such as hospital beds, walkers, wheelchairs, bath chairs, commodes and specialty equipment, 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. Knowing your health and your family’s health is cared for will bring peace of mind.

 

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!

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

​Each year, approximately 5,000 Albertans have a head injury, and if their brain is affected, they may need help to live, work and participate in their communities. Brain Injury Awareness Month in June is an opportunity to put the spotlight on prevention and available supports for people with an acquired brain injury.

 

The Survival Guide is intended to provide basic information and support to survivors of acquired brain injury and their families. We hope that this guide will also point you in the right direction to find the support and resources that are available in Alberta. 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

​In accordance with the Canada Health Act, Alberta's publicly administered and funded health care system guarantees that eligible residents of Alberta receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services.

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.
 
Better Choices, Better Health® (2.5 hr sessions 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. Call to register or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/
 
Energy Management (2 x 2 hr classes) In these two classes, clients will learn strategies to manage their energy/fatigue to complete what they want to and need to do within the limits of their condition. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (2.5 hrs) This session will focus on healthy eating to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, include how to lower your blood pressure improve your cholesterol. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Heart CHEC (2 hr) This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Heart Failure Class (2hr) Clients will gain an understanding of heart failure, symptoms, treatments and their individual risk factors that lead them to heart failure. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Getting Started (2hr) Getting started is an overview of weight management and is the introductory session for the 11 week weight management series. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Moving You towards Healthier Sleep (2.5hr with 1 hr follow up) This group highlights the importance of sleep and how it impacts our health and life. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Living with Type 2 Diabetes (3hr) During this interactive group learning session clients choose the topic of discussion. These tips and tools will help individuals develop the confidence they need to live well with diabetes. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Stroke (2hr) This class will help clients understand what stroke is, the specific type of stroke a client had and risk factor management to prevent further strokes. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Taking Care of You (3 Hr) 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. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth. 
 
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

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.

 

If you are looking for fall prevention exercises, this program includes 2 sessions that focus on balance. They also work on strength and flexibility which helps with balance too. If you are referring for fall prevention, please note that on the referral form.

 

**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 Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

​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 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

Information on social based programs and services offered by the government of Alberta.

Click. Call. Come In.

Phone:  1-877-644-9992

Main Floor Provincial Building
Room 5
Medicine Hat, AB

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 Incme 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 to the program is attached. 
 
Care Partners Support Group - 4th Wednesday of each month at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

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

 

Diagnostic Imaging Referral

MRI Referral Form.pdf

Pain Management Medication Info.doc

Pain Management Referral Form.pdf 

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

Meals on Wheels Assessment Form

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.

Call 403-633-0547

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 Call 403-529-8307

Caleo Health - Calgary

​A team of medical and surgical physicians, physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists,  case managers, vocational specialists, chiropractors, and psychological consultants to provide the highest quality of care to our patients through the entire continuum of care.

To handle the challenges involved with diagnosing and treating back conditions, health care experts from different specialties sometimes combine their skills by working together in one clinic—called a multi-disciplinary or integrated spine care clinic. By having access to a variety of doctors and equipment, a patient can benefit from having a coordinated treatment plan and the expertise of several doctors who specialize in different areas of spine care. The idea is that by working in the same practice, the doctors are able to combine their resources and knowledge, which enables them to provide higher quality healthcare for their patients. 

 

Spine Clinic

Pain Management Services

Chronic Migraines Botox

Caleo Image Guided Pain Therapy Requisition.pdf

Caleo Spine Referral Inforamtion and Referral Process.pdf

Caleo Botox for Chronic Migraine Referral Form.pdf

Caleo Pain Clinic Referral Form.pdf 

 

Referral can also be made on line via "Secure Email" and Wolf for those Wolf users that have e-referrals activated. See Caleo Health's website for more details.

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


Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

​The Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta has come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.

 
The Coalition host a support group:
 
The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00 at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom 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

 

The Caregivers Coalition also hosts a annual full day workshop in November.

Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info

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.

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

​Offers services in physiotherapy, occupational, exercise and behavioral therapies, as well as physician, chiropractic, nursing, speech, massage, home health and eldercare.

 

Refer to be completed by phone, online via the website,  or via e-mail medicinehat@cbi.ca

Medicine Hat call 403-529-0999 fax 403-527-7101

Chinook Village - Medicine Hat

​Chinook Village has almost half a million square feet including 383 suites. It's not just the size of our community; we have a stunning combination of facility, staff and the desire to be different.

Residential respite care for your loved one at Chinook Village provides short term breaks that relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance to people's lives.

Call 403-526-6951

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

​A specialized, shared-ride, curb-to-curb transportation service for persons with disabilities who qualify through a functional assessment and have registered with Transit. Available for persons, who due to a physical and/or mental disability, can not use the regular public transit system.

 

Fax registration form to 403-525-8894

 

Medicine Hat Special Transit Application

Medicine Hat Special Transit Referral Form 2014

Call 403-529-8214 ext 2 for more information

City of Medicine Hat Transit

Affordable, accessible transportation system.

Ride Guide  http://www.letsbusit.com/MHT2011/

 
Call 403-529-8214 or email mhtransit@medicinehat.ca for more information


CNIB - Canadian National Institute for the Blind

​Services include rehabilitation and support, an extensive range of helpful products that can make life with vision loss easier, and one of the world's largest libraries for people who are unable to read traditional print – all of which are designed to help Canadians overcome the challenges of vision loss and lead full, active lives.

 

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.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Referral Form

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.


Community Outreach Team - Senior Services

​The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.

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

 

Clients 65 years of age and over. Client has health problem related to aging, including but not limited to: depression, stroke, fracture, dementia, frailty, etc

 

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


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.

CRANE - Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders

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.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network 403-529-8368 

In Medicine Hat and area call 403-529-4798

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. You must have resided in Alberta at least three months immediately before applying. You must also be a Canadian citizen, or have been admitted into Canada for permanent residence (landed immigrant).

 

If you have already applied for the Alberta Seniors Benefit(ASB) program, you are automatically enrolled for dental and optical coverage and do not need to re-apply.

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

 

SFA - Application Form 2015

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: 403-502-8267

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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.


Medicine Hat: Call Lanna at 403-548-5016. When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca

Expressive Art Referral Form

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

Golden Age Club - Bow Island

​Food & Recreation

Bow Island 403-545-2992

Good Samaritan Society - Medicine Hat

​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 for further information.

Day Program Brochure 2010

Good Samarian Referral Form 2015

Medicine Hat 403-528-5050

Good Samaritan Society Personal Pathways

​Participants may attend from one to five days per week, depending on individual need. Services include daytime caregiver respite, personal care assistance, bathing, social/recreational activities, and health promotion. Participants are served a hot meal at lunchtime.

As of April 1/15 the cost of this program has be reduced to $10/day per participant.

Referral to this program is no longer limited to AHS Home Care and now can also be completed by physicians, nurses and family members.

Good Samaritan Society Personal Pathways Referral Form

Day Program Brochure 

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-528-5050
Fax: 403-504-2520


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 2014 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 a legal resident of Canada
•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 Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor application form (ISP-3025E) for the payment year that applies to you.

sc-isp-3025(2016-03-21)e.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

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

Brooks - (403) 362-6661 or (403) 262-6190
Bow Island - (403) 545-2161

HealthLink

​24 Hour Access to a nurse

 

On June 1, 2015 HealthLink's new phone number changed to  811

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. Thursdays 7-10pm.

Everyone welcome!


Phone: 403-526-4010


Hip and Knee Clinics - Alberta

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-502-8648 ext 1530
Fax: 403-528-8163

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.

 

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

 

Rural Foot Care Services $10/person

Tilley: 1st Tuesday every month at the Seniors Drop In @1:30

Duchess: 2nd Tuesday every month at the South End of the Community Hall @ 1

Bassano: 3rd Tuesday every month at Seniors Drop In @9:30am

Gem: Last Monday every month at the Community Hall @ 10am

Brooks: Last Monday every month (subject to change occasionally) at St. Mary's Catholic Church @ 1

Rolling Hills: Last Tuesday every month at the Seniors Centre at 10am

Home Rehabilitation Team - Medicine Hat

​As a team we provide community-bases therapy for anyone who has had a recent decline in independence, function or mobility. Call 403-502-8648 Misspelled Wordext 1497 for more information.

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

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-528-8851

Offers Daily Shuttle Service from Medicine Hat to Calgary and Shuttle Service from Medicine Hat to Lethbridge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our passengers can enjoy their trip to the Airport, doctors’ offices, Hospitals, and some Shopping Centers in Calgary and Lethbridge.

Kinesis Physical Medicine & EMG

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

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic 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 Physiarty
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Acute Injury Clinic
  • Adult Sports Injury Clinics
  • Pediatric Sports Injury Clinics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic
  • Arthritis Clinic
 

Laurie Hamilton

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-526-2463

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.

Leisure Way Group Home

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-548-9309

Leisure Way Group Homes is unique in that it provides an appealing alternative to institutional care by offering 24 hour individualized care for our clients. Our main focus is based on the promotion of healthy relationships, dignity, independence and wellness for the clients who reside in our Homes.

Library Home Bound Program

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-502-8541

​If you are unable to come into the Library due to physical or health restrictions, our collections will come to you!

Life Talk Counseling Services

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 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 starts September 12 - October 10, 2017.
“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.  Next session TBA.
"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. Next session TBA
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. Next session TBA

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled 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 River Ridge - Medicine Hat

​Located in Medicine Hat with a backdrop of the majestic South Saskatchewan River, boasting spectacular views and the ultimate retirement living experience.

Call 403-526-8338

Meadowlands - Medicine Hat

​Three levels of services – independent living, assisted living, and memory care – all located in a desirable neighborhood close to shopping, medical services, banks, churches, and more.

Call 403-504-5123

Meals on Wheels

​Program is for those who are unable to make their own meals. It is offered seven days a week or in any combination of days throughout the week as long as the weekly schedule is consistent. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. by trained volunteers.

Medicine Hat 403-525-8885
Oyen 403-664-3651
Bassano 403-641-3788
Brooks & District 403-362-4549
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

Fax 403-526-1956

Medicine Hat & District Citizen Advocacy

​Medicine Hat and District Citizen Advocacy promotes and defends the rights and interests of people who have an intellectual and or mental health disability.

The office has a small number of professional staff who are guided by a voluntary board of management. The role of the coordinators is to identify people with an intellectual and or mental health disability, who are most in need of advocacy such as those experiencing social isolation, single mothers that need help to provide a healthy stable home for their children or may be at risk of neglect or abuse.

Phone 403-527-9787

Fax 403-527-9780

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 new Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect..). They customize depending on need focusing on a slower pace work out.

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 finical assistants 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.

MS Society - Southeastern Alberta Chapter

​The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one needs to face MS alone. In communities across Canada, the MS Society 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. Their ultimate goal is to find the cure for MS. Call 403-529-6797 for more information.

 

Support Groups - Monthly meetings participants pay their own meals & refreshments at rotating venues:

Medicine Hat: 1st Monday of the month luncheon @ 11:30 & 3rd Thursday of the month evening meal @ 7pm

Brooks: 1pm meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

To confirm date and site please call 403-529-6797 

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

​Operate and maintain a portfolio of affordable and quality rental housing for the citizens of Brooks, Tilley, Duchess and Rosemary. The safety, comfort and security of the tenants will be of utmost consideration.

Call 403-362-5472

Fax 403-501-0188

COMMUNITY HOUSING & SENIORS HOUSING

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.

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970

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 or 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 Order Form 2015

 

If you register your personal directive with the Government of Alberta, approved health care professionals can access your contact information, plus the contact information of your agent, 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 the Old Age Security

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 or fax 403-362-5855

 

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. Call 403-664-2115 for more information

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. Our facility provides one bedroom, kitchen, living area, large bathroom with shower, space for microwave and bar size fridge. Full meal and housekeeping services (and Home Care Services if needed) are included.

The Prairie Estates units (12) are purchased and owned by the residents and are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. Two-bedroom suites with balconies, laundry room with washer/dryer, elevator, stove, fridge and dishwasher, smoke detector and sprinkler system, in-suite Emergency Response System and barrier-free bathroom provide independent living for a stress free retirement. Contact the Lodge directly for Apartment application information.

 

Our low income Prairie Home units (8 units) are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. They provide additional living space and privacy, a full kitchen, bedroom, full bathroom with tub, common lounge area for socializing, laundry facilities and a separate entrance. Contact the Lodge directly for Manor Suites application information.

Call 403-664-3661 for more information

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.

 

Palliative Care Referral Form

 

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 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

Path to Care Directory (and Referral Form)

​The Path to Care Directory (previously Medical Access to Service, or MAS) has been updated for January 2014. The Path to Care Directory is a valuable tool for referring physicians and provides specialty specific contact information, approximate wait times, referral guidelines and processes

 

Sending a Referral? A Reminder Checklist
Have you provided your office’s direct phone number for healthcare professionals. The patient’s information as outlined in the Calgary Zone Access and Triage form your evaluation of urgency of referral based on the Specialty Specific Guidelines. The Specialty Specific Guideline requirements (pages 57-235) including any information, tests, or investigations required by the specialty for triage.

If you have any questions regarding the Calgary Zone Path to Care Directory please
contact: jodi.glassford@albertahealthservices.ca

 

Path to Care Directory Referral Form

 

eReferal is currently set up for Hip & Knee Joint Replacement surgery (referral & advise,) Medical/Radiation Oncology for Breast & Lung Cancer (referral & advices) and Nephrology (advise only).

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. That's why Philips Lifeline provides the #1 Medical Alert Service to offer you something else: peace of mind.

 

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.

Call 1-800-387-8120 ext 7798 for more information

Philips Lifeline

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

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

Call 403-545-2161 for more information

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

​Daily Medicine Hat to Calgary and return, pick ups available in Brooks and Bassano

■Medicine Hat to Calgary $60.
■Suffield to Calgary $60.
■Medicine Hat to Brooks $40.
■Medicine Hat to Bassano $40.
■Brooks to Calgary $50.
■Brooks to Strathmore $40.
■Bassano to Calgary $40.
■All Children 10 yrs or younger will receive a $10 discount 

Toll-free 1877-333-3238










Prevention in Hand

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

Protection of Person's 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, such as: hospitals, seniors' lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters, group homes, addictions treatment centres, many settings funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program, and other supportive living settings.

Report abuse – To report abuse, or if you have concerns about the safety and security of a vulnerable adult, call 1-888-357-9339. 

Accommodation standards – For concerns or questions regarding accommodation standards, contact continuing care

Complaints about a guardian, trustee, co-decision maker or agent named in a personal directive – For concerns, questions or to make a complaint, contact the Office of the Public Guardian 





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 Form 2016

 

Call 1-877-427-5760 or 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.

 

Path to Care Directory Referral Form 2014

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

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-502-8851
Fax: 403-529-8968

​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.

 

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

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-529-8949
Fax: 403-529-8858

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.

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

Senior 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

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-527-8110
Fax: 403-527-8331

​Focused on providing Canadians with a complete selection of specialty home health care products and services to stay active and independent.

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.

Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

​The Special Needs Assistance (SNA) for Seniors program provides a lump-sum payment to eligible low-income seniors. This program provides assistance with some of the cost of appliances, minor home repairs and some health and personal supports.

A senior’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.

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

 

To be considered for the Special Needs Assistance for Seniors program, you must:

1.Have applied to the Alberta Seniors Benefit program, or submit a Seniors Financial Assistance application.
2.Be 65.
3.Be an Alberta resident.
4.Be a Canadian citizen or have been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence.
5.May not have voluntarily deffered the receipt of Old Age Security.


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

SNA Application Form

 

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.

Doctor or healthcare provider referral is required for inpatient services and for videofluoroscopy assessment or fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation for swallowing.

Call for an appointment:

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5125 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Books Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-3323
Oyen Community Health Service (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fx) 403-664-2934


Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-4001

Connect to others to help you overcome obstacles. Start rebuilding together. When spinal cord injury happens, life changes!  Suddenly, little things like eating, dressing and even breathing can become a challenge.  Dreams for the future are replaced with overwhelming uncertainty.

St. Josephs Seniors Residence - Medicine Hat

Phone: 403-526-3818

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.

Sunrise Gardens - Brooks

Phone: 403-794-2105

​At AgeCare 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. AgeCare Orchard Manor is known for our commitment to superior service, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere.

The Adult Day - local seniors can join our community for wellness, programming and support with others. Admission is through AHS Home Care $10/day call 403-794-2111 for more information.

Tetra Society

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-488-1322

Providing custom assistive devices to people with disabilities

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.

 

Workshop fee is $47 call 403-548-8437 to register.

Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Brooks

Phone: 403-641-6123

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.

 

Aquatic Program Call Linda 403-501-3234 - Community Client Referral or Self Referral is accepted. See Attachment for more information

 
Brooks Community Aquatic Therapy Information.pdf   
Brooks Community Aquatic Therapy Referral.pdf
South Zone Allied Health.pdf 


Valleyview Retirement Community - Medicine Hat

Phone: 403-526-7000

Valleyview  is unique in its intimate size. With our 55 warmly decorated and comfortably spacious suites, you may choose from studio or one bedroom suites.

Respite - offers accommodation and care services based on your own needs.

Additionally accommodation -  for families who may have a loved one in the hospital.

Veiner Centre/Strathcona Centre City of Medicine Hat Senior Services

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

A vibrant community offering social networks, services and support to people 50-plus in Medicine Hat.

Seniors Outreach 403-529-8368 or 502-8718
Health & Fitness 403-529-8307
Income Tax 403-529-8307
Information Offices 403-529-8307
Meals On Wheels 403-525-8885
Travel 403-529-8894
CRANE 403-529-4798

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 October 11 , 2017.

DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning

Wednesday Sept 27- Activate your passion

Wednesday October 25 - Grandparents Role in the Lives of their Grandchildren

Wellness Workshop

Wednesday October 18 - Funeral Planning

Ignite your Passion Week - Sept 24-30 (Monday - How self massage can improve your life. Tuesday - Brain Fitness. Wednesday - Activate your passion. Thursday - Nature Walk. Friday - Heart Healthy Lunch)




Veterans Affairs Canada

Phone: 1-866-522-2122

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

Wardell Centre for Chronic Pain Disease & Sante Surgi-Centre

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-580-3545

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. Complete comprehensive referrals will get your patient in the que sooner. 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 join relief) - no consult required. When referring if you specify these patients will not be placed on the full consultative wait list and are treated quicker.

 

Patients can self refer for: cold laser for pain, prolo-therapy, focused shock wave, veins (sclerotheray, ultrasound, endo-venous laser therapy & foam sclerotherapy), stocking fitters & prescribers, smoking cessation laser acupuncture & platelet rich plasma for joint injection or tendonitis

We Care Home Health Services

Area(s) served by this location: Brooks, Bassano, Bow Island, Oyen, Empress, Rosemarie

 

Services available at these location:

Advanced Foot Care, Community Care Homes, Homemaking Help, Infusion Clinics, Live-In/Respite Care & Personal Support/Attendant 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.

Wensley Hearing Aid Clinic

​Wensley Hearing Aid Clinic 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 price and satisfaction guaranteed! Call 403-528-3171.

Zeeman Audiology Associates Inc

Service and expertise on the hearing healthcare profession. located in Medicine Hat 403-528-3334 and Brooks 403-362-2032