Free in-home support for COPD and heart failure
There is support available to help you live better with chronic lung disease and/or congestive heart failure. OTN Telehomecare is a six-month program that provides, at no cost to you, simple equipment to check your vital signs daily. A nurse will monitor your results and contact you should there be signs of condition worsening. The nurse will also connect with you weekly by phone to help you achieve your health goals. This government-funded program has helped more than 14,000 people; it’s also been shown to keep people healthier at home and cut down on trips to the hospital. You can refer yourself or a loved one to the program. Just go to ontariotelehomecare.ca, and enter your postal code to find the site in your area that provides Telehomecare. You can also call 1-855-991-8191.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 705-728-9090 ext.47888 to speak to a nurse anytime from 7a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information you may also call the Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator at 705-728-9090 ext. 46123.
If you are unable to attend your procedure please contact Cardiac Care Coordinator.
Please leave a message in the case you are unable to reach the Cardiac Care Coordinator and we will follow up with you.
Pacemaker Follow-Up Clinic Referral
Pacemaker Implant or Pack Change Referral
Heart Function Referral
Cardiac Diagnostics and EEG
North Simcoe Muskoka Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Referral
RVH Cath Referral
www.canada.ca – type-2-diabetes
Living with heart disease
Heart and stroke – living well with heart disease
barriefht.ca – smoking cessation
simcoemuskokahealth.org – Smoking Cessation Counselling
www.ontario.ca – support for quitting smoking
Congestive Heart Failure Care:
Finding a Family Doctor:
www.ontario.ca – find a family doctor or nurse practitioner
Help at home: