Diabetes Support Group
Would you like to meet others in your community who also have diabetes? Please join us in the hospital’s conference room at 1:00 p.m. the last Monday of each month for our “Diabetes Support Group.” All ages are welcome. We will host some group discussion, share experiences, gain support and understanding and improve our diabetes self-care. This is a free community service and there is no charge to attend. For more information please ask us when we return to the line.
The BMGH Diabetes Support Group is now in its third year! As a free community service, Battle Mountain General Hospital hosts the group meeting the last Monday of each month at 6 PM in the hospital conference room. Participants of all ages, family and caregivers share ideas to assist in improving diabetic healthcare in everyday living. Occasionally, guest speakers are available to offer suggestions of menus, diet, and exercise, as well as other coping skills for living with diabetes. For more information, please contact Koral Torrence at 775-635-2323 Ext. 170.
Caregiver Support Group
Are you providing adult care for a loved one in your family? Husband, wife, mother, father, brother or sister – it doesn’t matter who it is, this can be a trying experience. If you feel the need to share with others who are care-giving in this community then please come and join the Care Giver Support Group. We will be meeting in the Hospital’s Board Room at 10 Am the first Tuesday, monthly. Please check in at the clinic when you have arrived! Everyone is invited to come and share ideas and thoughts about their care giving experiences. If you’d like more information please contact Wannita at the clinic at 775-635-2424 Ext. 113.
Telemedicine Alzheimer’s and Dementia Clinics
Battle Mountain General Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine is pleased to bring urban medical specialists face-to-face with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in Battle Mountain through the capabilities of telemedicine. In addition to medical care, the telemedicine project is used to train health care professionals and caregivers and to provide a venue by which support groups can meet. Our telemedicine program is aimed at reducing the economic burden associated with long-term care costs for patients, families, and employers through early identification and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Since its implementation we are pleased that several local families have benefitted from our Telemedicine Clinic.
Community Care Program (PDF)
Battle Mountain General Hospital as a district hospital, provides quality care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. When medical bills become unmanageable, BMGH offers the Community Care Program to eligible patients whose financial problems happen to qualify for an adjustment to charges. Qualifying patients may have all or a portion of their bill waived. If you or someone you know is interested in the Community Care Program, please ask us for more information when we return to the line.
Community Care Program (PDF)