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BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen, and Interim General Manager Betty Proute tour the Podiatry Room at the Barbados Diabetes Foundation.

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World Kidney Day- March 12, 2020

Theme: “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere- From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care

Kidney disease is a non-communicable disease (NCD) which affects around 850 million people globally. Kidney disease can be delayed and/or prevented with access to basic diagnostics and early treatment.

“This year World Kidney Day continues to raise awareness of the increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and to strive for kidney health for everyone, everywhere.”

Prevention involves three (3) categories:

  1. Primary Prevention
  2. Secondary Prevention
  3. Tertiary Prevention

Primary Prevention consists of intervening before health effects occur in an effort to prevent the onset of kidney disease before the disease process begins. This includes the promoting of healthy lifestyles including physical activity and healthy diets as well as the the maintenance of risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, structural abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tracts.

Secondary Prevention suggests preventive measures that lead to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of kidney disease to prevent more severe problems developing.

Tertiary Prevention indicates managing kidney disease after it has been well established, in order to control the progression of the disease and the emergence of more severe complications.

In 2020, World Kidney calls on everyone to advocate for concrete measures in every country to promote and advance kidney disease prevention including:

  • Renewed focus on primary care, awareness raising and education including patient empowerment and cross-specialty training
  • Whole-of-government, whole-of-society, health in all policies, multisectoral collaboration to promote prevention of kidney disease.

Extract taken from https://www.worldkidneyday.org/2020-campaign/2020-wkd-theme/

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ELIGIBILITY»DOCUMENTS»PAYMENT METHODS»PAYMENT CHECKLIST»  | 
CONTACT NUMBERS»

UPDATE: Effective immediately, Sagicor will facilitate the submission of BARP Health Insurance claims via the scanning or taking a picture of the completed claim form(s) and submitting along with the supporting invoices/receipts to the following e-mail :-  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
We take this opportunity to remind all members to sign up for the Direct Credit Authorization, which allows your claim reimbursement to be sent directly to your bank account within 48hrs, which becomes more important, during this Covid-19 period. You will find attached the Direct Credit Authorisation Form. Kindly complete and scan to  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
Please be advised should you have any queries to contact us at Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Limited 434-2264.

HEALTH PLAN DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

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The new Medical plan is specially designed to provide all members of BARP and their respective immediate family with access to a wide range of medical insurance benefits that would otherwise be very costly for many members to purchase on an individual basis. Download and review the brochure; for further information contact the Employee Benefits Division at CGM Gallagher Tel: 434 -2200 or  BARP at 538-2277.


ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

Persons joining BARP on the attainment of age 50 are eligible to join the plan immediately.  Members between the ages of 51  and 59  years will require medical evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the member’s expense, prior to approval of coverage.  BARP members age 60 and over will NOT be eligible to join the Health plan.

PAYMENT METHODS - GROUP HEALTH PLAN
(Make all cheques payable to Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd.)

Please be advised that payments for the Health Plan can be made as follows:

  • Any SurePay location islandwide
  • Surepay Online. Create an online SurePay account. Go to SurePay's FAQs » Register for SurePay Online »
  • Drop Box on the exterior of Gallagher Brokers building located at Stanley Centre, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. CHEQUES ONLY made out to Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd.
  • Gallagher payee option with RBC Royal Bank
  • Gallagher third-party transfers for all other banks
  • Via Standing Order with your local bank.

* Premiums are due thirty (30) days in advance.

* Prepayments can be made to the end of the policy year.

Payment Checklist

  • When paying for Health Insurance, please make all cheques payable to Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd.
  • Please ensure that the BARP Member ID is placed at the back of all cheques before submitting to Gallagher.
  • As we continue to accept Health Insurance premiums at Surepay, please note that payments are now directed to Gallagher. Therefore, we ask that you indicate that you are making a payment to Gallagher, NOT to BARP.

 

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Should BARP members have queries our team at Gallagher is readily available to assist. Queries can be sent to our general This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or BARP members may contact any of our team members listed below:

Jeannette Barrow 246-434-2215 or 246-826-5821 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin Carter 246-434-2228 or 246-231-7244 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alison Best 246-434-2225 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kerrie-Ann White 246-434-2251 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Darryl Chandler 246-434-2264 or 246-231-5483 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tito Gulstone 246-434-2243 or 246-230-4807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Karen 246-434-2236 or 246-230-4814 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Rock 246-434-2267 or 246-234-4827 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosalind Bowen 246-434-2248 or 246-231-7879 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scott Stollmeyer 246-434-2234 or 246-233-7698 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Limited. Stanley Centre, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, BB11059, Barbados.

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Seniors exercising

Ideally, you should be able to accumulate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity a week. This would include walking, swimming, cycling, and a little bit of time every day to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. The 150 minutes is the prescribed amount of moderateintensity exercise that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest for generally fit Americans aged 65 and older. Even though this sounds like a lot, the good news is that you can break it down into 10- or 15-minute chunks of exercise two or more times a day. Here is an example of what a week might look like, along with suggestions for some exercises you can do to get started:


The article can also be be found here:  http://www.healthline.com/ health/everyday-fitness/ senior-workouts#creating-your- plan1

 

 

 

 

 

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Key Considerations in Selecting a Nursing/Residential Home

Download this seminar PDF presented by Shirley-Ann Brathwaite RN/RM/CHN - Advisory and Inspection Coordinator for Nursing Homes, Senior Citizens and Maternity Homes

 

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