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Alzheimer Society of Kenora and Rainy River Districts
First Link Program

  • 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 of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Closed 12 noon-1 pm
Individuals with Alzheimer Disease or dementia, their families and professional caregivers
Application Process
Call for information
Documents Required
No documents required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On April 17, 2020

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