Restorative Care Service
Restorative Care Unit, 2 East & West,
Number of Inpatient Hospital Beds - 44 Complex Care beds (we are not acute care, rehabilitation, convalescent care, retirement home, transitional care, or long term care)
Co-payment - Patients admitted are not required to pay a co-payment.
Patient Population - Patients with multiple medical and/or functionally complex conditions who are expected to benefit from low intensity, longer duration interventions and rehabilitation therapy, provided by an interprofessional team, with clearly articulated functional improvement goals that can be attained within an average length of stay.
Average Length of Stay - The average length of stay is 45- 60 days. The Restorative Care Program is a time-limited program designed for complex care patients who require some additional hospital care. In collaboration with the patient and family, the goal of the interprofesssional team is to enhance the health and quality of life of the patient, and assist the patient to meet specific goals to transition back into the community. When a patient has met their goals or reached a natural stopping point, the patient will be discharged home or to a retirement home.
The most responsible physician is on the unit one day/week, available by phone at other times. For other urgent issues staff call the on call physician from the monthly physician roster.
Restorative Care Team - Physician, Nurse Practitioner, RN Case Manager, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Assistants (OTA/PTAs), Speech Language Pathologist, Communicative Disorders Assistant, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Business Clerk, Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Wound Care Specialist, Environmental Aides, Volunteers, and Clinical Manager.
The team works closely with the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN).
Referral Process - A member of the Healthcare Team from a referring facility or the community will complete the application form, the “Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) LHIN Acute Care to Rehab and Complex Continuing Care (CCC) Referral. The “Letter of Understanding about Complex Care” must also be completed. Completed hospital applications are faxed to the hospital-based LHIN Office (previous CCAC), and community applications are faxed to LHIN Placement Services, fax number 905-574-2402.
Members of the Restorative Care Team will review the referral and accept or decline the patient, and accepted patients will be added to the wait list and admitted when a bed becomes available. Depending on the length of time waiting, patients who have not demonstrated progress or patients whose condition has declined, may no longer be appropriate for a Restorative Care bed.