Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Coordinates care, linking patient and family members through early referrals to community services for non-medical management from the point of diagnosis, throughout the continuum of the disease 
  • Organizes and coordinates dementia education training sessions  
  • Provides active follow-up and monitoring of patients and their family caregivers to assist in reducing the number of patient crises 
  • Works to reduce caregiver burnout and premature long term care placement 
  • Maintains statistics and evaluates patient and family caregiver outcomes
 
First Link referral partners include: 
  • Community health centres 
  • Geriatric specialists 
  • Health Service providers 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Pharmacies 
  • Primary care practitioners
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility
  • Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias 
  • Family, friends, and other partners caring for a person with dementia 
  • Individuals concerned about memory loss or other cognitive changes
Application Call for information, or download the First Link Referral Form from the website
Languages English ; Finnish - Staff person
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-9556
Toll Free Phone 1-888-887-5140
Fax 807-345-1518
E-Mail info@alzheimerthunderbay.ca
Website www.alzheimerthunderbay.ca
Social Media Blogger Blogger, Facebook Facebook
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 180 Park Ave, Ste 310
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6J4
 
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Intersection Park Ave and Water St
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- No automatic door button; Parking -- Designated metered space; Washroom -- Fully accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Fundraising ; Donations