MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program

Toll Free Senior Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides  a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information on government programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers please contact:

1-855-550-0552

Tele-Care

 

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please dial:

8-1-1

For medical emergencies, immediately call  911  or visit your local emergency department.

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Speaking Up About Dizziness

There are many causes of dizziness, including a poor nutrition, heat exhaustion and some medications. Tell your doctor if you often feel dizzy or lightheaded.

  • Have your blood pressure checked regularly.

  • Sometimes a drop in your blood pressure can happen when you get up from a lying or sitting position. This is called postural hypotension. Ask your healthcare provider to test for this by taking your blood pressure with you lying down and then standing up. If this happens, be careful and change your position slowly.

  • Dehydration can make you dizzy. Drink 6-8 glasses of fluids including water each day or as directed by your healthcare provider.

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program

CONTACTS

For more information on government programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers please contact:

Toll Free Senior Line 

1-855-550-0552

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please contact:

Tele-Care 

811

In an emergency, call 911 or visit the local emergency department.