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Convalescent care

Convalescent care is short-term residential service that is available for people who have been in hospital and no longer require acute hospital care but who need a little more time to recover. It is provided through our Transitional Care Units (TCU). The length of stay depends on your needs, but usually ranges from one to seven weeks. 

A team of health care professionals work together to help you regain your strength and mobility so that you can safely return to your community. To help you transition back to your home or to an alternate home environment, you will be expected to actively participate in recovery including goal setting, personal care and mobility. Your care team will work with you to develop a plan that will help you achieve your recovery goals.

Eligibility

Convalescent care is for people being discharged (sent home) from the hospital, or acute care. If you are eligible, you will be referred to this service by your health care provider in the hospital. 

Costs

You will be charged a daily rate for convalescent care. If you are unable to afford this fee, your financial situation can be assessed to see if you qualify for a temporary rate reduction. 

What to expect in convalescent care

To help you transition back to your home or to an alternate home environment, you will be expected to actively participate in recovery including goal setting, personal care, and mobility.

Develop a recovery plan

Your care team will work with you to develop a plan that will help you achieve your recovery goals.

Participate in rehabilitation

You will participate in individual or group rehabilitation sessions.

What to bring

  • Comfortable street clothing, not pyjamas
  • Functional shoes
  • Other personal items, such as hearing aids, dentures and books
  • A small amount of money for items such as newspapers. Leave your valuables at home.

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