Indigenous Healthcare Re-envisioned
The CICC Clinic consists of 8 Components to bring quality health care to our patients.
CHRONIC CONDITIONS PROGRAM
Holistic team based approach to education and management of chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, COPD, congestive heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Developing innovative solutions with the goal of ultimately reducing the level of disease progression and its burden on the individual, family, and community.
SUPPORTIVE CONTINUITY OF CARE
When and where possible, visits will be made to patients formally admitted to hospital. This serves to promote continuity of care, reassures the patient and their families, and facilitates the management of patients in the community following discharge.
TEAM CARE CONFERENCES
As part of a continuity of care, Dr. Schindel will strive to allocate time to have case conferences with the home care team
HOME VISIT SERVICES
Dr. Schindel has found that home visits are not a thing of the past and it can be quite beneficial in providing quality care to Elders with poor mobility. In many instances, home visits are the most befitting way respected members of the community can receive the care they deserve in the comfort of their own homes. This will be done with the availability of nursing and home care staff. Home visits will be restricted to those who are most in need of such services.
Dedicated appointments for mental health issues and concerns with particular attention given to mood disorders, suicide prevention, and PTSD. CICC incorporates mental well being as part of all services provided and works in collaboration with the already established on-reserve Mental health team.
ACCOMMODATING PRENATAL CARE
We aim to provide regular prenatal care to promote a healthy lifestyle beneficial for both mom and baby.
HOLISTIC PREVENTATIVE HEALTH
Annual check-ups have their role in ensuring that adequate past medical, family and social histories are taken and are kept up-to-date. By allotting more time for this cornerstone visits proper disease screening, medication reviews, and medical documentation can be maintained. This benefits the individual ensuring that there is no gap in care and facilitates care when seen by specialists or other healthcare providers.
Will serve the purpose of seeing a wide variety of general medical problems. Many of which can both prevent delay in treatment, and reduce complications. They will also serve as a means to identify medical conditions that may have unfortunately fallen through the cracks of the system. Lastly, if urgent care is required, then arrangements with local emergency departments will be made.