Freezing Pipes Update

We would like to retract our previous statement that community members are experiencing flooding. The issues are actually due to frozen pipes. This was a communication error and we apologize.

Please remember to keep your faucets running a little to help prevent freezing.

Natural Resources will be closed until noon today due to issues with the pipes. It is being worked on as best as possible. Updates will be provided as they happen.

For anyone experiencing frozen pipes, please call the Band Office, 418-788-2136, and speak to the receptionist. They will transfer you to the designated individual.

Medical Transportation Reminder

The Medical Transportation Program does not provide benefits to clients to pick-up new or repeat prescriptions. This includes insulin, penicillin, heart medication, or cannabis, to just name a few. Please refer to the Medical Transportation Policy Framework clause below:

12. EXCLUSIONS
12.1 Certain types of travel, benefits and services will NOT be provided as benefits under the NIHB Program under any circumstances and are not subject to the NIHB appeal process.These include assistance with:

a) Compassionate travel;
b) Appointments for clients in the care of federal, provincial or territorial institutions (e.g., incarcerated clients);
c) Court-ordered treatment/assessment, or as a condition of parole, coordinated by the justice system;
d) Appointments while travelling outside of Canada, other than as outlined in Section 1 (General Principles);
e) Travel for clients residing in an off-reserve location where the appropriate health services are available locally;
f) Travel for the purposes of a third-party requested medical examination;
g) The return trip home in cases of an illness while away from home other than for approved travel to access medically required health services;
h) Travel only to pick-up new or repeat prescriptions or vision care or medical supply and equipment products where a fitting is not required;

Boil Water Advisory

ATTENTION: Residents of Listuguj

 

As of Monday, August 6th, 2018, the community water supply is not safe to drink.  People using the community water must boil their water first.

Water must be brought to a full boil for at least one full minute if you are going to use it for any of the following: drinking, cooking, making juice drinks or infant formula.  However, you can continue to use regular tap water for hand washing, laundry and washing dishes.

Boil your water until official notice that this is no longer required.

For additional information, please contact the Listuguj Community Health Services at 418-788-2155.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

Do you need support?

It’s now possible to get it online at hopeforwellness.ca

The 24/7 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line has expanded to include mental wellness counselling and crisis intervention through online chat.

Experienced and culturally competent Help Line counsellors can help if you:

  •        want to talk
  •        are distressed
  •        are triggered by painful memories

If asked, counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports that are available near you.

Many people, and particularly youth, are more at ease using the internet and handheld devices to access services and seek support. Online chat services are currently available in English and French and the possibility to offer them in Indigenous languages is currently being explored.

The telephone counselling is available in English, French and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

The Hope for Wellness Help Line can be accessed by phone at 1 855 242-3310 or through the new online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.

You can download First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line awareness resources here.

Head Start Applications Now Available for September Session

Applications for the new September Session for Head Start students can now be filled out at the Head Start building, 6 B Pacific Drive, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  The deadline to fill out your form is June 8th, 2018.

 

Please contact Tina Martin at 418-788-3041 for more information.

LCHS: Remote Patient Monitoring

Listuguj Community Health Services is pleased to announce we now offer Remote Patient Monitoring for our clients living with Diabetes.

WHAT IS IT?

The Remote Patient Monitoring Program (RPM) is a direct link from you, in your home, to our Community Healthcare Team.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

Its purpose is to empower (allow) YOU to take control of YOUR diabetes with one-on-one support from the Community Healthcare Team.

HOW IT WORKS:

Eligible clients will be provided with detailed teachings about their diabetes. They will also be given the tools necessary to self-manage their diabetes from the comfort of their own home. The Community Healthcare Team will provide you with the support you need to address a holistic approach to your personal health and wellness.

 OTHER BENEFITS:

Enhanced collaboration between clients, their Doctor and the Community Healthcare Team.

Increased patient satisfaction and overall quality of care, because of closer interaction with health professionals, reduced anxiety, as well as reduced emergency room visits and hospital stays.

If you or any family member is interested please contact Dolores Isaac, RPM Project Coordinator at LCHS

Phone: 418-788-2155

 

 

 

Listuguj Community Health Services: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Listuguj Community Health Services is pleased to announce that we now offer Diabetic Retinopathy screening through telemedicine.

Diabetic Retinopathy is among one of the complication of diabetes, occurring when high blood sugar, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol levels damage the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye over time.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:

  • Diminishing vision in one or both eyes that may come about rapidly
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dark floating spots in the field of vision
  • Blank spots in vision

Can Diabetic Retinopathy be prevented?

  • Research has shown that controlling blood sugar and blood pressure levels can delay the development of retinopathy or slow its progression
  • Regular annual eye exams with the ophthalmologist can reduce the incidence, as well as, severity of diabetic retina complications

Who is at higher risk?

  • Individuals living with Diabetes for a longer duration
  • Individuals with uncontrolled diabetes
  • High blood pressure

How is Diabetic Retinopathy treated?

  • Laser therapy is the main treatment for DR and are highly effective
  • Your ophthalmologist with discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with you

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Contact Tasha Doiron at Listuguj Community Health Services for a screening at the Health Centre

418-788-2155

 

 

 

Listuguj Community Health Services PSA

The Listuguj Community Health Services would like to announce that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), in partnership with Health Canada, has hired Kahui Tautoko Consulting Ltd., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, to conduct a National review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program. The benefits being reviewed are:

  • Medical Transportation
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy (Medications)
  • Medical Supplies & Equipment

The community of Listuguj has been selected as one of the 5 sites for the Quebec Region. The Health Center will be hosting the consulting group hired by the AFN to conduct this review at our Bingo Hall on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.

We invite all community members who have used these programs to come and share their experiences with these consultants. We’re all looking for answers to questions like:

“Why is there a limit on diabetic test strips?”

“Why do I have to wait 8 years before I can get new dentures?”

“Why is it such a problem getting braces for my kids?”

“How come my vitamins aren’t covered?”

“How come Medical Transportation can’t pick me up because I live in Campbellton, NB? I’m a community member!” 

Our goal is to give them the Listuguj perspective on the problems we have with these service areas. Our hope is that they have a better understanding of the improvements needed for these services.

Come, join us on Tuesday, May 17th at the Listuguj Bingo Hall beginning at 9:00am to have your voice heard on the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program.

Prizes will be drawn, and refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Listuguj Community Health Services at 418-788-2155.

Walgwan Newsletter: March 2015

Having a loved one battling addiction is difficult to witness whether you are a grandmother, mother, father, brother or sister. We often feel powerless and don’t know what to do to get through to those closest to us. It is difficult to see those we love self-destruct and as loving family members we only want the best for our loved ones. Getting together, working together and being together can make a world of difference for everyone involved in the battle of addiction.

At Walgwan Centre we realize that we all have to work together to make a difference in not only working closely with the person battling the addiction but with the family as well. It is a very important component in our program and emphasis is put on the family aspect throughout the youth’s treatment and aftercare plan. We work closely with the referral source and other identified agencies and significant family members in strengthening and/or re-establishing a cohesive family dynamics for all those involved.

 

Click here for the Walgwan newsletter for March 2015

New Server and RPM Project

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is in the process of completing a major Information Technology investment into our IT infrastructure.

In winter 2013, a funding proposal was made to AANDC to support our efforts to make real and necessary improvements to our computer systems. Together with the Health Directorate, an additional $80,000 from Health Canada, the project is now in the implementation phase.

The main server is located at the Listuguj Education Complex with a backup located at Listuguj Community Health Services. This will allow for more efficient file sharing between users, improved security for all LMG buildings and it will provide daily back-ups of all information so that in the case of an office computer becoming compromised (Software or hardware failure) all data can be recovered quickly.

This project will allow for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) project to come to fruition.  The RPM project will give Listuguj Community Health Services the ability to provide services within the home such as monitor the status of patients throughout the day, along with educating patients on what may cause irregularities in their status and provide treatment for community members with Diabetes.

For more information on the RPM project you can contact the Listuguj Community Health Center at 418-788-2155

And

For more information on the Server project you can contact Bruce Fitzgerald at 418-788-2136