|Grand Opening, March 2007|
Mature Women’s Centre
The Mature Women’s Centre (MWC) was created to meet the health care needs of women as they move through menopause transition. The centre is unique in Canada because it utilizes a nurse managed health care service model. The MWC is a referral based program for individuals requiring comprehensive management of their menopausal and post menopausal concerns. The nurse-managed model of care emphasizes health promotion and disease and disability prevention from a physical, cultural, emotional, and spiritual perspective. The nurse-managed care strategy was embraced in order to provide a health-services delivery system in which mature women could have direct access to nursing care. All patients are seen for their initial assessment, counselling and investigation by a Certified Menopause Practitioner (through the North American Menopause Society) and N.C.C. (National Certification Corporation) Menopause Educators. Some examples of referrals may include; problems managing hormone therapy, abnormal or heavy uterine bleeding, osteoporosis concerns, vaginal health or sexual health issues.