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Is PRIME for you?

PRIME is designed to help seniors:

  • Maintain independent community living while improving quality of life
  • Connect to a team of considerate health-care staff who provide holistic care
  • Improve health to strengthen independent lifestyle and well-being
  • Participate in active living through health and exercise programs
  • Interact with others in the warm and caring PRIME environment - one or more days each week
  • Enjoy the opportunity to make friends and join in social activities - with transportation and lunch provided

You may be eligible for PRIME if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Have multiple health problems that need a moderate degree of monitoring or co-ordination of professional services to help you to continue living in your own home
  • Are able to live independently in the community

Client enrolled in the program receive the following services:

  • Regular visits with a doctor or nurse practitioner
  • After-hours support
  • Exercise and therapy
  • Health and wellness education
  • Counselling and personal care (bathing and hairdressing)

Participants attend up to five times a week, depending on their need, with transportation being provided by the program. Referrals to the program are accepted from family physicians, the Home Care program, hospitals or other health-care professionals involved with the participant.

A monthly fee - based on income - is charged to cover services that are not covered by Manitoba Health, and participants must also cover the cost of any medications, though PRIME staff will assist with Pharmacare applications.

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Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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