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Rural Frontenac Lennox and Addington Allied Health Team

The Rural Frontenac Lennox and Addington Allied Health Team provides healthcare services to patients of the primary care practices in the region. We work in partnership with referring physicians and nurse practitioners to provide comprehensive healthcare support.

The RFLA Allied Health Team is comprised of a respiratory therapist, a dietitian, a kinesiologist, a practical assistance worker, a digital health connector, and two social workers. Physiotherapy services are also offered through a partnership with regional physiotherapy clinics.

The services of the RFLA Allied Health Team are funded by the Ministry of Health through Kingston Community Health Centres and are provided at no cost.

To be referred, patients must not have alternative public or private financial supports for these services (e.g.: funded physiotherapy for clients receiving income from Ontario Works or through the Ontario Disability Support Program, Employee Assistance Programs or other employee benefits.)

Contact

Lenadco Building
310 Bridge St. W.
Napanee, ON K7R 0A4

Phone: 613.354.3301 x688

Fax: 613.354.8235

Email: [email protected]

Our teams also support clients in the offices of their referring physicians whenever possible.

Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Provider Services

Respiratory Therapist

Supports patients and families with respiratory assessments and provides information regarding lung health.

  • Educates patients, families, and care providers in individual and group settings.
  • Scheduled overview of initial lung health.
  • Develops, implements, and revises client action plans.
  • Follow ups are based on individual needs.

Dietitian

Assesses nutrition status and provides nutrition support to both groups and individuals with a variety of needs.

  • Individual nutrition counselling and healthy eating education.
  • One-on-one advice and support.
  • Services are provided for all ages and populations.
  • Initial appointments are usually one hour while follow ups are 30 minutes as required.
  • Goal setting for individual, realistic nutrition goals with many handouts, visual and other resources.

Kinesiologist

Works with individuals to assess physical health goals, then provides counselling and education on implementation of goals

  • Fitness assessments: measures aerobic abilities, strength, balance, and flexibility.
  • Health promotion: educates on how exercise can help prevent disease and improve quality of life.
  • Exercise prescription: helps you determine how often, how intense, and what type of exercise is good for your needs and goals.
  • Chronic disease management: starts safe exercise programs to prevent disease progression for people with chronic pain and chronic disease.
  • Active injury rehabilitation: teaches stretches and exercises that will support your recovery and build strength and conditioning post injury.

Practical Assistance Worker

Meets with clients on a one-on-one basis to assess what is needed and what resources can be accessed. Including but not limited to:

  • System navigation
  • Assistance with government benefits
  • Emergency funding
  • Housing
  • Food insecurity
  • Social isolation
  • Income support

Digital Health Connector

Uses technology to improve health in the region by enhancing healthcare access and delivery.

  • Connects patients and health care providers via digital health platforms.
  • Identifies technological needs of the region and provides technical support.

Social Workers

Provide short term counseling to help people identify their sources of stress or problems, strengthen coping skills, and find effective solutions.

  • Support for individuals, couples and families, addressing a range of interpersonal problems, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
  • Individualized, holistic, collaborative approach to improving mental health and personal well-being.
  • Provides support with the management of a variety of mental health issues.

Group Programming

Women on Weights

Eight weekly visits followed by 1 X month session for 10 months. Emphasis on resistance training exercises (bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands) to support bone strength. Dietary considerations also provided to help to maintain bone health. Intake: January 7th 2021. Eligible patients: women of any age or ability. Can have good BMD or diagnosis of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. More information.

GLA:D

Seven week program for people with hip and/or knee Osteoarthritis. 2 X education sessions, 12 neuromuscular exercise sessions. Intake: January 11th 2021. More information.

Virtual Cooking with Paige

A Registered Dietitian-led drop in series. Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. Learn how to make simple, nutritious recipes all from the comfort of your home. More information.

Craving Change

A how-to workshop for changing your relationship with food. Four-week program. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. starting Monday, January 25. More information.

The CHANGE Program

12 weekly sessions consisting of diet education and group exercise, followed by 1 X monthly visits for 9 more months. Eligible patients should have at least 2 of the criteria of metabolic syndrome (large waist line, high BP, high BS, high TG, low HDL). Info session: January 12th at 1:30 p.m. Program runs on on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. More information.