Health

The services of the Health Department at the Grand Forks Senior Center are provided by licensed nurses and are open to any person 60 years of age or older. These services may be used as often as a customer wishes. They are intended to be an aid for long-term well-being; they are NOT intended to replace regular visits with a physician.

Foot Care

Foot Care Schedule

Caring for one’s feet is an important part of a person’s overall health. Foot care at the Grand Forks Senior Center (GFSC) includes a foot assessment, nail trimming, callus or corn care, foot care education, and referral if needed. The GFSC employs licensed nurses, and the majority of their time is spent attending to our customers’ foot care needs. As agility and vision issues become more prevalent in older age, caring for one’s feet becomes more difficult. 

Individual appointments can be made by calling 701-757-4878. A person can also sign up at o foot care clinics offered around town. Clinics are advertised in the Silver Express newsletter, in the Grand Forks Herald, or listed above in the foot care schedule. For homebound older adults, our nurses can provide foot care in the home.

All Grand Forks Senior Center Health Department services are provided on a suggested contribution basis. Seniors are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Federal, state and local funding help make up the difference.

Foot Care - Office Visit: The suggested contribution for 60+ is $25 (new rates beginning 2017)
Foot Care - Home Visit: The suggested contribution for 60+ is $30 (new rates beginning 2017)


Medication Setup

Sometimes it is difficult for a person to keep track of their medications due to failing vision, physical inability, or just being overwhelmed with the numbers of medications and dosages. Our licensed nurses can portion out customers’ medication into their own daily/weekly pill planners. Appointments are available at the Senior Center or our nurse can come to a customer’s home if necessary. Call 701-757-4878 to make an appointment.

All Grand Forks Senior Center Health Department services are provided on a suggested contribution basis. Seniors are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Federal, state and local funding help make up the difference.

For Medication Setup, the suggested contribution for 60+ is $5


Blood Pressure Screenings with Rapid Inspections

Customers may set up an appointment by calling 701-757-4878 and or just coming in and having their blood pressure checked. At that time the Grand Forks Senior Center nurse will also do a rapid inspection which may alert them to any obvious health issues. If health issues are detected, the nurse will recommend that the customer sees his/her health professional.

All Grand Forks Senior Center Health Department services are provided on a suggested contribution basis. Seniors are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Federal, state and local funding help make up the difference.

For Blood Pressure Screening, the suggested contribution for 60+ is $1 


Questions?

For other questions related to the services of the Grand Forks Senior Center Health Department, call 701-757-4878 or email health@gfseniorcenter.org

Downland the Grand Forks Senior Center health brochure