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Rehabilitation facilities focus on clients’ specific needs

In June 2015, the Richardson Hospital’s stroke team met Accreditation Canada’s high standards and received the Stroke Service Distinction Award for a second time. The stroke team is also collaborating with teams at the Jewish General Hospital and the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre to implement a trajectory of care for adult survivors of stroke. In addition, the Richardson’s stroke team implemented an innovative best-practice by offering screening services for early signs of post-stroke depression.

At the Catherine Booth Hospital, the quality of care was improved by reorganizing teams by specialty, according to client pathologies and rehabilitation needs. This has helped to bolster the level of expertise within the teams, optimize staffing and respond more effectively to clients’ needs. Ultimately, it will improve the process of discharge planning, as well as reducing the length of hospital stays.

The Accreditation Board of Quebec has renewed the accreditation of the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre until 2020, in recognition of the high quality of its services.

Teams at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre achieved the targets set by the Ministry of Health and Social Services in the Motor Impairment Children’s Program, in the Sensory Impairment Rehabilitation Program, and in the Professional Development and Training Program for Persons with Visual and Hearing Impairments.

In 2015, the Foundation of Miriam Home and Services launched its diagnostics centre for intellectual impairment, covering Autistic Spectrum Disorder and global development disorders. As a result, waiting times for diagnosis have started to decline. In Adult Services at Miriam Home, four guides to practice were also implemented for intensive behavioural intervention, adolescent services, adult services, and services to clients with severe behaviour problems.

Residential integration was active in 2016, as the Guimont facility of Miriam Home introduced zootherapy, massage therapy and music therapy to complement specialized clinical interventions for its clientele. The residential services also expanded their iPad project for home managers of residential resources to improve communication in managing clients’ information and monitoring their health and medical status.