Welcome to the Kawartha Centre
We are redefining healthy aging for those with memory loss, dementia, and related challenges.
- Geriatric Specialists
- Memory Assessments
- Medical Legal Assessments
- Infusion Clinic
- Physician Referral
- Training & Mentorship
In light the of recent announcement of the initiation of Phase 2 of the re-opening of the province, Kawartha Centre – Redefining Healthy Aging would like to share their phased in re-opening approach. Kawartha Centre is gradually re-opening face-to-face meetings with patients and their loved ones while still continuing with the phone and virtual meetings where appropriate.
Screening for research trials for individuals with memory concerns has re-commenced. General consultations regarding memory concerns will focus on those who are interested in research primarily at this time.
Other individuals with general medical concerns (which may include memory concerns) and who are seeking a consultation will be triaged to see one of the specialists at the Kawartha Centre. We plan to open consultations beyond the research-ready or research-interested individuals in a phased fashion, with only one consultant on-site on any given day, and with careful scheduling to promote social distancing as per the advice of the Public Health Units.
Cleansing between patients will be done rigorously and proper PPE will be utilized.
Should you have concerns about memory complaints or research and wish to be seen in an expedited fashion, please call 705 749 3906 (Ext 211) or email the office firstname.lastname@example.org with requests. Please inform us if you are calling to be considered for our memory research programs.
18 March 2020
COVID-19 RESPONSE please note:
If you are a Clinical Research Participant
YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL from your study coordinator for important information and planning for your scheduled visits. Because research involvement requires close medical supervision persons enrolled in studies will be followed with enhanced COVID related surveillance and distancing techniques.
If you are an INFUSION CLINIC patient
YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL from our Infusion Nurse for important information related to your scheduled appointment.
If you are a patient of this clinic and have a scheduled appointment
YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL prior to your appointment to let you know about our move to telephone and virtual care during this period.
As a specialty clinic serving older adults we especially need to do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for the safety of patients, care partners and staff. We are limiting our office hours and encouraging staff to work from home. Please contact our office before attending in person at 705-749-3906 Ext. 200. Emails and voicemails will be monitored during this time, please be patient as we work to get back to you.
To do our best to continue to serve patients we will be operating by telephone and Virtual Care during this pandemic. If you are able to participate in a virtual appointment, your physician will call you on the phone number provided. Please be ready for your appointment 10 min before the anticipated start time. If you have waited for 30 min after your anticipated start time and have not received a phone call, please call our office.
If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing and/ or have travelled outside of Canada or been in contact with someone who has, please contact Public Health at 705-743-1000 ext. 401 OR Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.
To avoid the spread of infection, do not come to the clinic or go to the hospital WITHOUT CALLING FIRST.
We are grateful for your cooperation during these challenging times and are committed to providing quality care in the best way possible to protect our patients, our staff and the community at large.