Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in collaboration with the Niagara Region, March of Dimes Canada, Niagara College, Niagara Health System and Community Care Access Centre of Hamilton Haldimand Brant, are now offering a collection of programs to support adults at risk for hospitalization by providing rehabilitation, wellness programs and community resource connections.
As South Niagara was deemed under serviced for out-patient physiotherapy, the Welland Campus of Niagara College was chosen as the location for this outpatient program approved for funding and targeting individuals, especially seniors, recently discharged from hospitals who are at high risk for readmission or other individuals in the community who may be at risk for hospital admission.
The Centre incorporates a structured 4-6 week rehabilitation program for out-patients. The program aims to assist participants in reaching their optimal mobility, function and independence. Participants receive a treatment plan based on identified goals that includes appointments with the Rehab Team and participation in Wellness-based programs.
In addition, participants are connected to resources in the community to further support their independence after completion of the program.
Due to the multi-agency collaboration, the program provides a wide variety of learning opportunities for Niagara College students, including first-hand exposure to the role and need for Physiotherapy services in the community.
The South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre are accepting new patients. To be eligible, participants will need a written medical referral, be medically stable, have the potential to improve functionally and demonstrate the motivation and willingness to participate.
For more information please call 905-714-4407