pRIME- services for seniors
Up and running since May 2015, the PRIME program, built with your help, has now welcomed its first participants.
Bennett Oramasionwu is one of them. He describes how his PRIME days begin,
“It’s hard to have a bad day, because as soon as you walk in the door, you are welcomed by staff who recognize you, they are so friendly that they lift your spirits.”
Bennett attends PRIME twice a week, he is picked up and dropped off from his home, like all participants. Bennett is retired, but an accident from work caused long-term damage to his lungs, so he requires an oxygen tank and ongoing medical care. His many health-care trips were simplified when he started going to PRIME.
“It feels like a whole team of people care for you,” says Bennett of his care experience now........READ THE REST OF THIS STORY HERE
more about PRIME at misericordia
PRIME is a new program coming to Misericordia Health Centre in 2015, a key element of MHC’s extensive redevelopment project.
MHC is the second PRIME site in Winnipeg; the first is located at Deer Lodge. PRIME is designed to keep seniors healthy and living in their own homes. The compassionate PRIME care team provides and coordinates a wide range of individualized services – everything from medical care to wellness education to counselling to family support.
The 12,000 square feet of purpose-built PRIME day program space is warm and inviting, providing participants with an enjoyable and therapeutic environment for socialization, recreation, respite, and health monitoring by the PRIME team.
PRIME and Home Care work closely together to coordinate the best program of care and support for the patient. PRIME participants and families are able to call any time, day or night, for professional nursing response by phone or home visit. PRIME and Home Care have developed an effective partnership that ensure services are integrated and problem solving is easily facilitated to meet the patient’s needs.
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