Restorative Care is an approach to resident care that recognizes, emphasizes and maximizes your abilities. The care team works with you to set small goals, and assist you to stay healthy, engaged in your own decisions, and as independent
A core group of specialists in rehabilitation is available to carry out specialized assessments and develop therapeutic programs that can improve residents’ abilities and independence. You may be referred to physiotherapy by the attending physician or the nurse who is most responsible for your care. The results of an assessment are discussed with members of the care team for the purpose of establishing goals and plan of care. Programs may be implemented in your room, on the Resident Home Area or in the Wellness Centre, located on Level 2.
The Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for providing basic exercise and activities of daily living programs, under the direction of the therapist.
A Social Worker is available to provide psychosocial counselling to residents and families with adjustment issues, crisis intervention and bereavement counseling. Referrals can be arranged by speaking to the nurse in charge on your Resident Home Area.
A Speech Pathologist can be arranged through the South East Local Health Integration Networks Home and Community Care and can assist with communication problems and swallowing. Speak with the nurse in charge regarding referrals.