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The Home Health Monitoring Program Really Helped Me

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David has had diabetes and high blood pressure for a number of years and through much of this time, he did not have good control of either of these health conditions. However, he was not overly concerned as he felt fine. When RDPCN staff was looking for suitable candidates from his doctor’s clinic for the Home Health Monitoring program, they asked if he would participate. Although it is unusual for him to volunteer for anything he did
agree to this.

David had a visit with the nurse to get all the base data and learn about the program. He soon received a call back to say that his heart rhythm was very slow. He ended up seeing a cardiologist and being diagnosed with heart flutter. He is under observation to decide on future treatment as he makes lifestyle changes. He may not have learned about this issue if he had not volunteered.

Being part of the 3-month monitoring project has helped David to improve how he looks after himself. He has lost 40 pounds. He has significantly decreased his snacking and improved his eating. His medications have decreased. His blood glucose has gone from very high to well within the normal range. His blood pressure is significantly improved. He walks more than 100 minutes almost every day and thoroughly enjoys that. He says the walking is key to keeping him on track.

His three months on the program ended near the end of December but he has continued all of the monitoring himself as he says “It keeps me honest. The program has helped me realize the importance of looking after myself. ”

He is very thankful that the RDPCN nurse approached him to be part of the Home Health Monitoring program and that he took the risk of volunteering. He is way healthier now!

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Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN) is a partnership between Family Doctors and Alberta Health Services. Health professionals such as psychologists, social workers, nurses and pharmacists work in clinics alongside family doctors. In addition, programs and groups are offered at the RDPCN central location. This improves access to care, health promotion, chronic disease management and coordination of care. RDPCN is proud of the patient care offered, the effective programs it has designed and the work it does with partners in health care and the community. www.reddeerpcn.com

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Police looking for these 3 suspects after Super 8 Motel in Innisfail robbed early Monday morning

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Innisfail RCMP investigate robbery

Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms.  Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:

  • Chevrolet Dura Max truck
  • Sliver
  • Lifted

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.

Suspect #2: Caucasian male,  short.  Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun

Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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UPDATE: Alberta RCMP have arrested ‘armed and dangerous person’ in Ponoka County

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UPDATE from Alberta RCMP

Ponoka RCMP advise of police incident advise residents to shelter in place – Update #7

 Ponoka County, Alta. – Ponoka RCMP have made an arrest in connection with the ongoing police incident in Ponoka County. There is no longer a risk to the community.

A report from the public of a suspicious person resulted in RCMP locating the suspect.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience during this incident.

An additional release with details will be provided once charges are laid.


Original article from Canadian Press

RCMP have issued an emergency alert for residents living in a rural community in central Alberta.

Mounties say an armed and dangerous person was last seen in the area of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245a in Ponoka County.

They say the alert is in effect for everyone within 20 kilometres of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245 A in Ponoka County, including everyone in Maskwacis.

RCMP say they are looking for a 30-year-old Maskwacis resident who is described as six feet three inches tall, 250 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair with blond tips and a buzz cut.

They say he was last seen wearing a black shirt and track pants.

Police are advising people who see him to not approach him and call 911 immediately.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2023.

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