Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital
The Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital provides coordinated interprofessional outpatient care within the health care continuum.
Patients and families are empowered to establish and pursue individualized goals and self-manage their health and well-being.
The program is a bridge, assisting patients in transitioning from the medical environment to the community.
The Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital is an outpatient rehabilitation program for adults 18 years or older which provides:
- Assessment of functioning at home and in the community
- Enhancement of physical, cognitive, functional and psychosocial skills
- Education for patients and their families to help improve their coping skills, maximize potential and optimize function
- Development of skills leading to successful community integration
- Support in maximizing independence in the community and liaison with community support systems, especially the Next Step to Active Living Program, which is offered at the South Common Community Centre and the Huron Park Community Centre
Patients are referred by physicians, must require treatment by two or more different therapies and must arrange their own transportation.
A Falls Clinic and Falls Program is also offered at the Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital. A separate referral is required for the Falls Clinic which involves an assessment by a Geriatrician, Physiotherapist and Nurse. The Falls Program is a six week group exercise program, which includes home safety and community program education.
The Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital is located in Rehabilitation Services.
It is conveniently located just inside the Ambulatory Care entrance to the hospital, close to parking and Transhelp drop-off.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 4:30.
- Occupational Therapy
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Speech Language Pathology
- Social Work
Q: How can I attend the Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital (SRDH)?
A: The SRDH must receive a referral signed by a physician. Referrals are prioritized, with patients recently discharged from the hospital being the priority. If the referral meets the criteria, i.e. over 18 years of age, medically stable, requires 2 or more therapies, able to participate in an outpatient rehabilitation program and has rehab goals, an assessment or first appointment will be scheduled. The waiting time varies according to the demands on the service.
Q: How often do patients come to the SRDH?
A: In general, patients attend for a period of six to twelve weeks. Shorter or longer periods of time may apply, depending on the status of the patient and their rehab goals. The frequency and length of time of the appointments depends on the number of therapies the patient is receiving.
Q: How do patients get to the SRDH?
A: Patients are responsible for their own transportation, and parking expenses. Some patients come by Transhelp.
Q: How can my doctor get a referral form for the SRDH?
A: Referral forms can be faxed to your doctor’s office. Please tell your doctor’s office to call the SRDH at 905-813-4481.
Q: Who can take part in the Falls Program?
- People over the age of 65 who are living in the community and are falling
- Must be medically stable and have the cognitive ability to participate in a group exercise program for 6 weeks
- Must be able to walk 25 metres with or without a walking aid
- Must be able to arrange their own transportation to the program
- Referral forms can be faxed to your doctor’s office. Please tell your doctor’s office to call the SRDH at 905-813-4481 for a Falls Clinic referral.
Please call the Seniors and Rehabilitation Day Hospital at 905-813-4481.
The fax number is 905-813-4229.