Financial Support for Seniors
Low-income seniors may be experiencing exceptional struggles due to the pandemic. In response, the government issued a one-time payment to help ease the burden for seniors qualified for the Old Age Security pension and/or the Guaranteed Income Supplement. More details here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/notice-covid-19/one-time-payment.html
*see below for mental health supports available at our clinic
All our 5-8pm after-hours clinics (Tuesdays at Islington site; Thursdays at Eglinton site) and Saturday clinics are suspended until further notice.
At this time, we are suspending all our programs at our locations until further notice. This includes:
- The bi-weekly Food Pantry (Wednesdays)
- Healthy You wellness program (Thursdays)
We are also asking any patients who are experiencing cold or flu-like or G.I. symptoms to please stay home and self-isolate. Please call your NP (primary health care provider) for further advice. See image below for more details.
In these exceptional times, EKNPLC hopes to comply with all public health guidelines in order to help minimize COVID-19 transmission and protect our community. Thank you for your understanding.
Please visit Toronto Public Health’s website for more advice: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/
If you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms, take this online self-assessment: covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
Mental Health Support
The COVID-19 pandemic has heralded unprecedented challenges for all of us. It is normal and completely understandable to be struggling. If you are having trouble coping or if you are concerned about your mental health in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our registered social worker is ready to help and our free CBT program is still up and running. Give us a call to find out more.
2019/2020 Patient Experience Survey
In order to keep improving the care we provide, we ask our patients for feedback every year. If you are a patient of Emery Keelesdale, please consider filling out this year’s survey. All your comments are highly valuable to us!
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/Q4AueVumtz2jdEVX7
We envision a vibrant, ongoing and meaningful collaboration between various health and non-health sectors creating a healthier and more equitable North York West community
The Emery Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Provides and coordinates services as to connect both health care services and services from other sectors to address the broader social determinants of health as they negatively affect the most vulnerable residents of the clinic’s catchment
The Quality of Care
Primary health care refers to basic, everyday health care; it is usually your first encounter with a health care provider when you need care or advice. Patients who register with a NPLC will have access to comprehensive primary health care. Clinics provide care when patients are ill as well as a range of health services that help individuals and families maintain or improve their overall health. Typical of other primary care delivery models programs and services include annual physicals, episodic illness care, falls prevention programs for older persons, immunizations, smoking cessation, injury prevention and monitoring and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease and mental health conditions.
- Comprehensive primary care to patients in the community ensuring continuity of care
- Holistic care that addresses all needs of each patient
- Enhanced health promotion
- Chronic Disease and illness management and prevention
- Care coordination and navigation of the health care system
- Integrated care within the community through established partnerships
- Perform physical check-ups
- Order and interpret diagnostic tests
- Write prescriptions
- Provide counselling and education
- Provide supportive care through illness
- Provide treatments and/or procedures
- Make referrals to physicians, specialists and other health professionals.