Primary Care Outreach for Seniors
The Primary Care Outreach to Seniors (PCO) program works with health professionals and other agencies to reduce isolation and support high risk seniors (ages 65+) living at home.
The goal of this program is to improve the health of seniors and reduce the number of emergency visits and hospital admissions required by this population. Through this program, a registered nurse and community health worker are available to visit seniors in their homes to provide support with their care and link them to resources helpful to maintaining their health and independence.
The program is free and available in English, French and other languages through the use of interpreters.
We accept referrals from any source for eligible seniors ages 65 and over. To inquire about this program, please call 1-844-726-5115. Referral forms are available from the link below and can be faxed to 613-739-8196.
Please check the criteria below in the Additional Information.
Does not have a family doctor
No support network (friends, family)
Difficulty keeping appointments
Fear or concerns regarding abuse
Risk of eviction
Concerns for general safety
Recent loss of spouse
ED visit in last 3 months
Taking more than 3 medications
Fallen in last 3 months
New medical diagnosis less than 3 months
Chronic illness and pain monitoring
More than 10 lbs weight loss in less than 2 months
Recent change in mood or behavior
Recent change in cognition or memory