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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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R & R Seniors' Physiotherapy Services

Private physiotherapy services providing one-to-one physiotherapy assessment and treatment to older adults who wish to maintain or improve mobility/strength/balance with the goal of maintaining independence in their own homes, in assisted living communities or long term care / complex care facilities. Services available from Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach, BC. VAC Health Identification Cards accepted.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC, V9K 1C5
Phone: 1(250) 594-6602
Fax: 1(250) 594-6603
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RCMP Victim Services

Offers support, information and referrals to victims of crime/trauma and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
303 Prideaux Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Phone: (250) 755-3146
Classification Tags
Topics: Men, Women

Registered Nanny Canada

We are an established Caregivers and Nannies agency in Canada that provides dedicated Caregivers and Nannies to meet each and every client’s unique needs. We listen, understand your needs, and send the right Caregiver or Nanny to your family. We provide solutions for you.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 585-8890
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: 23

Rehabilitation Services for Adults - NRGH

Rehabilitation is the process of enabling an individual to reach an optimal mental, physical, and/or social functional level. The process is goal oriented and time limited. Rehabilitation addresses the needs of the individual and the environment in which he or she functions, whether at home, work, school, or socially.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Rehabilitation Services
1200 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7
Phone: 250.755.7691 local 57611
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Classification Tags
Community Headings: 23

Renal Services

Responsible for providing care, education and support to patients living with kidney disease. It cares for patients and families using a specialized multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, nephrologists and support staff.more info

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Residential Care Services

Residential Care facilities provide 24-hour professional care and supervision to adults in a supportive, secure environment. Publicly subsidized Residential Care Services are available to adults with complex medical and cognitive care needs and an assessed and urgent need for 24-hour care. Services are aimed at meeting the complex health needs of those admitted to a facility and include:
Accommodation
24-hour nursing care
Other professional services such as nursing, physical therapy, social work and nutritional support
Hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, recreational activity programs, emergency response)
Personal care assistance
End-of-life care.

The VIHA web-site provides more information on the following subjects:
Eligibility
Cost
Selecting a Residential Care residence
Compliments and Complaints
Residential Care Locations
Residential Care and Assisted Living Bed Summary
VIHA Policy for Permanent or Interim Closure
VIHA Residential Care Guide (pdf).
Contact the Home Health Office in your community for information about Residential Care Accessmore info

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Residential Services - Dufferin Place

Dufferin Place is a 150 bed extended care facility built in 1987 with limited recreational space wherein residents could spend time doing crafts, gardening, or visiting with family and friends. Since its beginning Dufferin Place has evolved, and recreation has increased to become an important aspect of health and wellness.more info

Address / Contact Info
Dufferin Place
1200 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7
Phone: (250) 755-7632
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45, NRGH
Community Headings: Housing

Residential Services - Kiwanis Village Lodge

Kiwanis Village is a six acre campus of care catering to seniors requiring various levels of support and accommodation. Offering independent living, supportive living, assisted living and complex care, this unique setting allows seniors to age in place.more info

Address / Contact Info
Kiwanis Village Lodge
1233 Kiwanis Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5Y1
Phone: (250) 753-6471
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: Housing, 23

Residential Services - Malaspina Gardens

Located in Nanaimo, Malaspina Gardens is designed to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents in a home-like environment. Our amenities and host of recreational activities provide for a warm and friendly atmosphere. The services of our skilled and friendly staff enhance your quality of life with our high standard of personal service. Offering a full range of support services, our programs are individually tailored to provide comfort, dignity and peace of mind. more info

Address / Contact Info
Malaspina Gardens
388 Machleary Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G9
Phone: (250) 754-7711
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: Housing, 23

Residential Services - Nanaimo Travellers Lodge

At Nanaimo Travellers Lodge (NTL), we are passionate about helping Elders with dementia to live as fully as possible and to enjoy life. We work closely with family members and friends to help them in their journey of supporting a loved one with dementia.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo Travellers Lodge
1298 Nelson St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2K5
Phone: (250) 758-4676
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: Housing, 23