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We Are Here To Help – Resources to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic

16/Apr/2020

COVID-19 has changed the way the legal community and network of providers conduct business. We are all evolving and adapting every day to ensure that we are implementing new technology and practices to serve you better.

The Government of Canada’s recommendation to practice isolation and social distancing has had a tremendous impact on access to resources, and for you, on your ability to access much needed treatment and supports. We are here to help. While face-to-face interaction with your treatment providers may not be possible at this time, many providers and services can continue to operate remotely. We have identified several resources to help you during this time:

Therapy – Connecting Remotely

Your community of treatment providers, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, and social workers are implementing temporary measures to supply virtual sessions. In some instances, you would need computer access, but for others, merely your telephone.

Home Based Treatment

While it is not possible right now to have community based treatment, technology has made it possible to continue with active treatment, in your home, by first consulting with your treating team. Many online platforms such as Instagram are offering Live sessions, and others, such as Peloton, have provided users with a 90 day free trial of their digital at home fitness program, which ranges in intensity and includes meditation, stretching, yoga and strength.

Telemedicine

Many family physicians are available by telephone. If you do not have a family physician, you can speak to a registered nurse by calling Ontario’s Telehealth service.

Prescription & Medication Needs

Many drug stores feature home delivery, and depending on your location, Shoppers Drug Mart can arrange free delivery of medications to your home. Many retailers have also introduced an in-store Seniors programme in the opening hour of each day, to provide a safer environment for this at-risk demographic.

Grocery Delivery Services

Meal preparation and grocery shopping is a vital need. Consider using online grocery ordering such as PC Express for pick up, or Grocery Gateway for delivery.

Federal government economic response to COVID-19

The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. This helpful guide provides an overview of the programs available. Disclaimer: This Guide was created by RSM Consulting and is for information purposes only. Bogoroch & Associates LLP is not responsible for the accuracy of the information presented.

Reducing Stress

It is important to take care to reduce any stress or anxiety you may be feeling. Mindfulness apps that are available for free download on Android or iOS can help you through meditation and improved sleep. A list of available apps include: Balance: Meditation, Calm, Headspace and Aura.

Remember this – we are here to help. Working together we can continue to support your safe and continued recovery.

Please do not hesitate to email any member of the team at Bogoroch & Associates LLP, or call us at 416-599-1700, if you have any questions or concerns and we will be pleased to help you.

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