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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group

       

Inpatient Complex Care & Rehabilitative Care

Hospice/ Palliative Care

Purpose

To provide pain and/or symptom management or to facilitate end-of-life care with the goal of ensuring the best possible quality of life for dying clients and their families.

The interprofessional team consists of Palliative Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Rehabilitation Assistants, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Speech Language Pathologists, and Spiritual Care Associates.  If required, referral to a Psychologist can be made. The program works closely with the North West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) in order to facilitate clients’ discharges back to the community with formal support services.


Client Profile

Adult clients who have advanced disease, are experiencing functional decline and require end of life care

Palliative clients who have complex pain and symptom management issues that are not controlled

Palliative clients with an unstable condition requiring close medical monitoring and extensive services

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission, clients need to have restorative potential.  In other words, there is reason to believe, based on clinical expertise and evidence in the literature where available, that the client’s condition will undergo functional improvement and benefit from rehabilitative care.

Location

  • Location: 4th Floor North at St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Number of Beds: 32 Beds

The terms "hospice" and "palliative" care are used synonymously.(Canadian Palliative Care Association 2002). The term "family" is meant to address relatives and significant others as designated by the client.

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