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Elder College
Taking care of yourself as you age:
A map to navigate the health system
AGENDA
1. Introductions
2. Questions to begin the session
3. Good Health Factors
4. Safety as you age
5. Finding your voic...
Introductions
Finding a Physician
Healthlink BC
Good Health
– Good nutrition
– Physical activity
– Mental health
– Seek a spiritual connection
– Maintain links with the w...
What does taking
care of you mean?
• Home Safety
– Falls and prevention tips
– Lifeline service
– House
cleaning/maintenan...
What does taking
care of you mean?
• Have an advocate/
• Being your own advocate
What does taking
care of you mean?
Accessing services in the community:
Fraser Health Home Health Services
– Offer both sh...
Fraser Health
What does taking
care of you mean?
Delta Assist
• Seniors Counselling
• “Better At Home” Services
• Free Services Provided...
Resources:
What does taking
care of you mean?
If caring for a loved one who is sick – ensure you are taking
care of you too!
Know whe...
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Part 1:Taking Care of Yourself as You Age - A Map to Navigate the Healthcare System

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Often we don’t know what resources and services are available and when it’s appropriate to access those services. We will provide resources, tips and contact information to help keep you well and at home as long as possible.

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Part 1:Taking Care of Yourself as You Age - A Map to Navigate the Healthcare System

  1. 1. Elder College Taking care of yourself as you age: A map to navigate the health system
  2. 2. AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Questions to begin the session 3. Good Health Factors 4. Safety as you age 5. Finding your voice 6. Services in the community Taking Care of you as you age:
  3. 3. Introductions
  4. 4. Finding a Physician
  5. 5. Healthlink BC
  6. 6. Good Health – Good nutrition – Physical activity – Mental health – Seek a spiritual connection – Maintain links with the world – Find a volunteer job – Get out of the house What does taking care of you mean?
  7. 7. What does taking care of you mean? • Home Safety – Falls and prevention tips – Lifeline service – House cleaning/maintenance service
  8. 8. What does taking care of you mean? • Have an advocate/ • Being your own advocate
  9. 9. What does taking care of you mean? Accessing services in the community: Fraser Health Home Health Services – Offer both short-and long-term services. • Short-term support helps you recover from a hospital procedure or condition. • Long-term programs provide ongoing care • that will give you the independence you need to remain at home comfortable.
  10. 10. Fraser Health
  11. 11. What does taking care of you mean? Delta Assist • Seniors Counselling • “Better At Home” Services • Free Services Provided By Volunteers • Seniors Services Handbook: Delta Assist has prepared a downloadable, printable handbook which lists useful local services for seniors
  12. 12. Resources:
  13. 13. What does taking care of you mean? If caring for a loved one who is sick – ensure you are taking care of you too! Know when to ask for help:  South Delta Caregivers Network  Delta Hospice Society

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