This inpatient program specializes in the inter-disciplinary assessment and treatment of seniors with complex medical problems.
The provision of integrated health services is directed toward elderly patients experiencing potentially reversible medical problems which are contributing to a physical, psychological, or social decline in function. The program is restorative and rehabilitative in its focus and endeavors to facilitate a patient’s ability to return to their own home or, when necessary, recommend alternative living options.
Persons over the age of 65 who suffer from a multitude of medical, social, emotional and physical problems that have made it difficult to continue living independently at home may receive the following services:
- medical - family physician
- diagnostic testing
- speech therapy
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- recreation therapy
- respiratory therapy
- nutritional counselling and education
- individual and family counselling
- pain assessment, management and education
- social activities
- pastoral care
- home assessment
What is the purpose?
- to discover and treat curable disease
- to review complex medication regimens
- to improve patients' functional ability
- to help patients return to their own homes or to suggest suitable alternate living arrangements if a return to home is not possible