Don’t have a family doctor? Did you know that doctors who see you with “virtual care” through the “Maple” service can refer you to Primary Care Clinics where you can be seen in person? Just follow the steps below. This is known as Virtual Health Care for Islanders Without a Primary Care Provider. UPDATE March […]
Home Care Outsourced to Island EMS?
Is there a plan to outsource home care services to Island EMS? (e.g. paramedics) Research needed.
Repeat Violators of Public Health Act
Food Premises Inspection Reports by the province confirm licensed food premises comply with the minimum standards of the Public Health Act and Food Premises Regulations. Food-service operations subject to annual inspection include all sit-in and take-out restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and markets, as well as food-service providers at special events. A history of inspection results can […]
Lyme disease – action to prevent and treat required
Lyme disease is on PEI, and action needs to be taken to prevent it’s spread, enable diagnosis, and allow effective treatment. A 2017 scientific study conducted by biologist Dr. Vett Lloyd of Mt. Allison University confirms that P.E.I. is home to blacklegged ticks. For her study, over 350 blacklegged ticks were collected from across P.E.I. […]
Assets Used for Long Term Care Costs?
Will my assets be sold to cover the costs of Long Term Care for me or my spouse? ANSWER With regards to having to sell assets to pay for LTC the short answer is “no” – the assets of a person remain intact if they go into a nursing home, but any income they receive […]
Medical Clinic – Waiting In The Cold
At the Friday Morning Clinics in Hunter River they will take only 12 people, and so many try to be there at least a half hour before the door opens at 8:00am. People will line up outside the door to keep their spot in line, but on cold winter morning people often choose to stay […]
Long Term Care Bed Shortage Requires Innovative Thinking
“Seniors deserve respect, compassion and self-reliance and the option to stay in their own community” stated Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Leadership candidate Brad Trivers. “Islanders are ending up in Hospital beds instead of long term care close to their friends, neighbours and loved ones. Keeping seniors in acute care beds for long periods of […]
School Food Programs
To have a healthy body and mind a person needs to have enough good quality food. This is especially true for children and youth. It is one of the key ways to prevent illness. Lack of enough healthy food results in physical and mental problems – this impacts our happiness, well-being, ability to work, need for […]
MADD Monument and Mental Health
MADD is putting up a monument / memorial on PEI – so MADD Central president Crystal Costain Gillis and I were out looking for potential sites. At the Swimming Rock in Stanley Bridge we both commented on the Island’s beauty and peacefulness that sometimes we take for granted. It reminded me of those Islanders that […]
Trivers Questions – SC on Health and Wellness – Mar 7, 2017
Nursing homes cost about $5400 per month per bed (hospitals between $17,000 and $37,000 per month per bed!). IDEA: Provide funding to help seniors live with loved ones instead of in nursing homes / hospitals. Give a monthly fee to the caregiver household, provide home care check-ups, and give the option to go to a […]
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