Thursday, May 18, 2017

Glenrose Hospital visit for mum and corneal transplant pain for dad

A busy few days. Yesterday I took mum to the Glenrose Hospital where she had a check up. Dr. Lechelt was pretty thorough and I got some pointers on how to help mum. We got a referral to the SROP program at the Glenrose and it's a two day commitment. Its for balance problems and the inserts for her shoes; she needs some muscle strengthening and it's something I would also like to do for Rebecca. Other than medication changes mum is otherwise OK.
Dad on the other hand has some problems post cornea transplant with a lot of pain over three weeks. I looked at other folks' account of the operation and they don't mention pain. I will get Sue to call Dr. Climenhaga again tomorrow. Also we are seeing him on Monday May 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm so dad will be followed up again.
Here is the account of the corneal transplant by someone else:
Katherine Lechelt, MD, FRCPC
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine
1259 Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Office: 780-735-8828
Bachelor of Science – University of Alberta, 1980
Medical Doctor – University of Alberta, 1983
Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Internal Medicine 1990
Certificate of Special Competence in Geriatric Medicine - 1991
Clinical interests
Dementia care
Falls prevention
Frailty/ care of the complex older adult with functional limitations
Research interests
Quality improvement
Teaching/ Educational activities
Inpatient bedside teaching at RAH for residents / undergraduate medical learners
Outpatient teaching at GRH for learners
PCN outpatient teaching in Fort Saskatchewan for subspecialty resident
Lecturer for Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders Course; Neuro 410/510, University of Alberta yearly
Invited speaker, Geriatric Medicine yearly conference
Invited speaker, RAH Hospital Medicine Conference
Invited speaker, RAH Speaking of Health Lecture
Lecturer RAH Medical Grand Rounds
Lecturer GRH Geriatric Grand Rounds
Participant Geriatric Medicine Senior Core and Journal Club sessions
Lecturer, Undergraduate and Graduate Seminar for Dr. Dixon’ psychology course on dementia care
Lecturer, Undergraduate MED 555 large group teaching in geriatric medicine
Specialized Rehabilitation Outpatient Program - Adults and Older Adults
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Services for people who need treatment to support independent activities of daily living, physical, cognitive, and community living skills.
Treatment goals are addressed through one or more of the following:
individual treatment
group treatment
transition to other programs in the community
Service providers may include
dietitians, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychologists, recreation therapists (RTs), speech language pathologists (SLPs), social workers,
Adults, age 18 and over, who:
are able to take part in therapy
are medically stable
are able to follow instructions
have their own transportation
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This service considers referrals from family physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians with Glenrose inpatient programs, Glenrose clinics and specialized services, specialized geriatric clinics, primary care networks, supportive living, home living, and acute care sites.
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