The rehabilitation program at Markham Stouffville Hospital provides a holistic, integrated collection services designed to promote quality of life for our patients and their families. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, we are able to work with and support individual patients to maximize physical, psychological, cognitive, spiritual and social wellbeing.
We offer two types of rehabilitation programs for patients that are medically stable and able to participate in daily sessions.
Short term rehabilitation accommodates patients with variety of diagnoses.
If a more specialized approach is required (e.g., stroke, ABI diagnoses), the rehabilitation team will consider submitting and application for external facilities like St. John’s, Providence and Bridgepoint that offer specialized rehabilitation services.
The Restorative and Reactivation program admits patients with medical issues such as chronic heart failure, COPD, pneumonia, etc. assisting patients to restore their functioning and return home safely. These programs run for two-three weeks, depending on patient’s personal goals and progress.
Our patients benefit from both individual and group therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy). They are highly encouraged to actively participate in these sessions as well as have a lunch and dinner in the lounge room in a group setting.
A patient flow coordinator/discharge planner of the unit along with rehabilitation team will collaboratively work with each patient and their family members on safe discharge planning. They will also address any concerns with changes in patient’s condition and care.