The Saskatchewan Health Authority has programs that assist people who have chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart and pulmonary disease.
1st Floor – 1521 6th Avenue West, Prince Albert
The increasing demand to deliver therapeutic and preventive care sharpens the need for disease management strategies that accomplish these goals efficiently while preserving quality of care. The multidisciplinary team offers the best and most current evidence based clinical practice. The clinic operates Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Individuals can self-refer to the clinic or be referred in by any health professional. Services include:
- Individual appointments with clients to assist them in attaining the skills needed to live healthy with diabetes.
- A foot clinic, which not only provides needed care and treatment, but also strives to teach skills for “healthy feet”.
- A one-day multi-disciplinary “Survival Skills” class. This class provides education to individuals with diabetes, teaching them the required skills to live healthier lives.
- Initiate and adjust insulin to assist clients in achieving optimal glycemic control
- Insulin pump trainers on staff who assist pump clients to initiate and maintain insulin pump therapy.
- The Region has certified pump technicians on staff to initiate and titrate basal rates and bolus to achieve optimal glycemic control.
- Services are for individuals who are “pre-diabetes”, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and pregnancy with pre-existing Diabetes. The dietitian also does counseling for any other outpatient dietary referrals.
- A monthly Heart Healthy class is held. Education is provided to at-risk and post-cardiac clients.
fitLife Exercise and Education Program
Suite 217 Victoria Square
2345 10th Avenue West, Prince Albert
The fitLife Program offers the following services at the Alfred Jenkins Field House, 2787 10th Avenue West, Prince Albert.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Risk Management
To help participants obtain information, learn new skills and abilities, and develop higher levels of confidence to manage and cope with chronic health conditions. The program is for caregivers and /or individuals who have a chronic health condition such as:
- Chronic pain
- Heart disease
- Chronic lung disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Stroke/spinal cord injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Kidney disease
Home Care Nurse Practitioner - COPD management