At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect via Zoom to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they watch the screen and work with a client (seated) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client. Mr. Lu measures him and relays the information to his colleagues, who record the data and check the screen to gain a clear understanding of the client’s physical requirements.
September 2020Telehealth

Telehealth opens new doors—and video screens—to rehabilitation at home

From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.

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HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.

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