Veteran-focused integrated healthcare
Canadian Forces veterans, whether retired or medically-pensioned out of service, dedicated their lives to protecting our country, its citizens and its ideals. For many soldiers, their work both at home and overseas has left them with chronic injuries and ailments.
These sometimes complex healthcare issues require dedicated, knowledgeable healthcare professionals who understand the value of a team approach. Our Clinic’s Veterans and First Responders Program, focused on the health of Canada’s veterans, delivers integrated healthcare to improve both physical and mental health, regardless of a veteran’s standing with Veterans Affairs Canada.
Veterans and First Responders Program support includes the assistance of experienced staff who understand the military medical pension system and can assist with completion of both pension and benefit paperwork. Medical pension assessment and reassessment are available for veterans struggling through the system.
Each veteran who participates in the Veterans and First Responders Program spends time with the Treatment Navigator, an experienced triage nurse, to uncover their needs and goals. She then compiles her recommendations for treatment which could include a variety of disciplines and access to Our Clinic’s state-of-the-art technology.
Professionals in physical care – physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists, dietitians – work together to create an individualized program for optimal physical health for each veteran.
Pain management is a concern for a large number of medically-pensioned veterans. Combined with their physical care plan, Our Clinic’s Veterans and First Responders Program staff has education in cannabis therapy and customized, targeted, topical compounded creams. Pain management often requires innovation and the multi-disciplined Veterans and First Responders Program team are committed to the best possible resolution.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is in itself a complex condition and requires insightful treatment. The mental health team – social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors – participate with other team members to ensure an overall health plan is created for each veteran.
All proceeds from the Veterans and First Responders Program and Our Clinic are used to support the innovative Rebuild Program and charities. The Rebuild Program, created and managed by Our Clinic, is designed to help improve health outcomes for people with barriers to quality rehabilitation and healthcare services.
“The majority of medical clinics – maybe all of them in Canada – have owners or shareholders who benefit from the proceeds,” stated Ciacco. “At Our Clinic, the proceeds are used to support those who need help but can’t get it. The proceeds from the Veterans and First Responders Program are dedicated to helping veterans and their families.
“The amount of support we’re able to deliver through the Rebuild Program changes based on our paying patient base.”
To learn more about the Veterans and First Responders Program or contact us to participate in the program, visit the Veterans and First Responders page on our website.