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Find information on falls prevention programs, services and resources for older adults and health care providers within Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka
Please review our core services and programs information below.
Use the SEARCH FOR SERVICES link at the top of this page to find additional resources.
Save The Date - 9th Annual Conference Sept 13th, 2016, Casino Rama
VON Canada SMART
(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) ®
SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise Program is a gentle fitness program designed for people aged 55+. SMART helps you stay active and maintain your independence. The SMART program is fully funded by the NSM LHIN and there is no participant charge. Please see below of contact information for the programs in your area.
Barrie Class Locations
Midland and area Class Locations
Muskoka Class Locations
Orillia Class Locations
South Georgian Bay Class Locations
Information about SMART exercise classes in the community:
Barrie, Innisfil and Area - 705-737-5044 ext. 221
Orillia and area – 705-326-7021
Muskoka – 705-787-1996
Collingwood/Midland and area - 705-355-2200
Information about SMART exercise classes in Retirement Homes:
Retirement Homes - 705-737-5044 ext. 248
Information for Falls prevention education classes. – 705-325-2201 ext. 3851.
Free e-learning modules on Geriatric Syndromes
Independent Living Services
Mobile Seating and Mobility
The Clinic provides walker, manual wheelchair and seating assessments and prescriptions to seniors living in the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network catchment area.
Note that clients/caregivers must call the pt Health Clinic booking to schedule an appointment, not the LTC facility where the clinic is being held.
PLEASE CALL: 1-877-696-1620 TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS
*for Walkers, Manual Wheelchairs and Seating Only – No Power Mobility*
Villa Retirement Lodge
689 Yonge Street
Midland, ON L4R 2E1
June 10th, 2016
Woods Park Care Centre
110 Lillian Crescent
Barrie, ON L4N 0V6
June 24th, 2016
What you need to do:
Have a valid OHIP card
Arrange transportation to the clinic nearest you
North Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Regional Falls Program
1-877-665-6065 intake and triage line
Interventions may include:
Screening for risk of falls, medication reviews, walking assessments, home safety evaluations, linking to community resources
Criteria for referral:
Ages 65 year(s) and up or 55 with complex health issues
One of the following -
Fall within the last 12 months, near fall within the last 3 months or a fear of falling.
Referrals can be made by family physician, nurse practitioner, other health care professionals, patient or family.
Covered by OHIP
All referrals must come through Central Intake and Triage
Call to request referral forms
For any additional information please contact program manager, 705-325-2201 Ex 3463
Doctor House Calls - Barrie and Midland area. Call 705-433-1362 9am-9pm weekdays and 10am-5pm weekends www.simcoecountyhc.com
Georgian College Oral Health Clinics
Reduced Fees $30 for Adults
Free Oral Health Care Tutorials for Older Adults
Non Social Assistance Program
The County of Simcoe Social Services Department has allocated funding from the Social Assistance Restructuring Fund to support low income and non social assistance recipients with health related expenses for the following items; eyeglasses, dentures and emergency dental. This funding will assist low income earners, individuals in receipt of Employment Insurance, low income seniors and those in receipt of Canada Pension Plan such as disability benefits.
Those individuals who have benefits through another plan or agency do not quality for this program.
HOW TO APPLY
To make an application, please contact the County of Simcoe Social Services Division at (705) 722-3132 ext 1109 or from the Beeton area, call toll free (905) 729-4514 ext 1109, and an initial screening for eligibility will be completed over the phone. Once the application has been completed, information will be mailed to the applicant along with a self addressed envelope. The mailed information will include a listing of items required for verification purposes including the requirement to return a signed application form. Eligibility will be based on a needs testing, taking into consideration assets, income, shelter costs as well as the cost of the requested item(s).
Funding for this program will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Annual Fall Prevention Conference Content
2015 - 8th Annual End Falls This Fall Conference Presentations: (previous years are posted at the bottom of this page)
Dr. Gordon - Caregivers & Dementia
Christy Skelly - Independent Living Services and the Assistive Devices Exchange
Toronto Rehab Bathroom Safety
Georgian College Oral Health & Overall Health
VON SMART Program - Updates and Stretches
Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) - Tips & Tricks for Dementia
Dr. Karim Dharssi - Herbal Suppliments & Falls