As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that taking care of your health is crucial. This time of year can be joyful but also stressful, and maintaining your well-being should be a priority. Here are some key resources and reminders to help you stay healthy and safe during the holidays:

Introduction to Community Virtual Care:

Community Virtual Care is a free three-month program offered by Island Health that aims to support and educate clients in managing a range of health conditions from the comfort of their homes. We provide assistance to clients with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, COPD, COVID-19, CKD, influenza, and more. Our program works collaboratively with clients and their healthcare teams to facilitate self-monitoring of health measurements. Clients are provided with free equipment that enable them to monitor their blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and pulse rate. Their results are then shared with our program’s nurses who conduct weekly calls to check on their well-being and provide guidance on symptom management. Consultations with our clinicians can be conducted over the phone or through virtual visits.

Here is a link to the Community Virtual Care page on the Island Health website: Community Virtual Care | Island Health

Remember, your health is your wealth. Take good care of yourself and enjoy the holiday season!