The Rice Hospice Program will be offering a Bereavement Support Group for any person who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This program will meet weekly for six weeks. Meetings will be held in the Hospice office, located at 645 Lake Avenue in PaynesvilleFor further information, contact Judie Dunlop, Hospice social worker, at 320-243-7768.Bike Helmet fitting
Bike Helmet Fitting is an ongoing program at PAHCS. If you are interested in getting fitted for a bike helmet, or would like to purchase a helmet, please contact Mike Noonan at 320-243-3779.Regular helmets are $5 and jump style helmets are $8.
Medication Management Services
Paynesville Area Health Care System offers medication monitoring and management services by two doctors of pharmacy (PharmDs). A PharmD is a health care professional who works with the primary physician to help ensure that medication use is safe, appropriate, and effective.People may be referred to a PharmD for ongoing management and education in the areas of diabetes care, asthma or other chronic breathing problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood thinner monitoring, smoking cessation, and more. The care plan is developed with the patient, the pharmacist, and the primary physician.
Pharmacotherapy services are offered in Paynesville, Richmond, Eden Valley, Watkins, and Belgrade.
The program instructors consist of a registered dietitian, a doctor of pharmacy, and the patient’s primary care provider. Three of the program staff are certified diabetes educators. We also offer a monthly diabetes support group for people with Type 2 diabetes and group updates twice per year.
Diabetes education is offered in Paynesville, Richmond, Eden Valley, and Watkins.
Topics covered in the classes include labor, delivery, postpartum, and infant care. Call 320-243-3767 or 1-800-242-3767 for more information or to register. A $50 fee will be collected upon registration.