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Complex Continuing Care

Toronto Grace is committed to providing compassionate, patient-focused care and services to all individuals who require our help. Our values of dignity and respect have equipped us to be leaders in Complex Continuing Care.

Care and services are provided to patients who have multiple complex care needs requiring ongoing and frequent medical/nursing assessment and intervention; compromised respiratory systems that require ongoing specialized intervention, pressure ulcer and wound management, and care needs that exceed the capability of community care providers. The goal is to enhance abilities and improve function. Complex Continuing Care is an interim resource, not a destination. The program ensures that patients are encouraged to participate in their own care and to enjoy choice and independence, working with the interprofessional health care team.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An ABI is defined as brain damage caused by events after birth, and not related to a congenital disorder or a development disability. ABI can result in cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioural impairments that lead to permanent or temporary changes in functioning. Our ABI program provides a slower-paced rehabilitation approach, and transitions ABI patients to a high tolerance, low duration rehabilitation centre where ultimately they return to the community or home.

Respiratory Care:

Our respiratory and Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) program prevents patients from being transferred to acute care. Our program provides care to patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); weaning of COPD patients from NIV; and prevention of or treatment of recurrent respiratory failure in COPD patients. We partner with the other acute care facilities to provide this expertise. Our goal is to include patients who are dependent on Long Term Ventilation.

Wound Care:

Our patients and their families/caregivers in our wound care program remain at the centre of the wound care process. Our program aims to reinforce preventative strategies, on-going assessment, appropriate management of wounds and wound care education. During wound rounds members of the interprofessional health care team, the patient and their family, collaborate in establishing a wound care protocol and resolving any patient related concerns.

Mental Health:

The Mental Health Program provides effective mental health diagnosis and treatment to our patients with management of mental health disorders and strategies on alcohol and drug misuse, anxiety disorder, mood disorders and schizophrenia, as well as, geriatric mental health disorders such as dementia, cognitive and behavioural symptoms, delirium and depression.

Our Team:

At Toronto Grace we take a team approach to your health care. Our team includes the Physician, Nurses, Dietitian, Chaplain, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy Assistants, Pharmacist, Recreation Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapists, Chiropodist, and Volunteers.

Accommodation and associated costs: (Please note that all associated costs are subject to change).

Patients are charged a daily Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care mandated co-payment fee. Subsidies are available to qualified applicants.

  • Co-payment maximum $1,794.28/month ($58.99/day) based on patient’s income.
  • Preferred accommodation: private $85.00/day; semi-private $50.00/day.
  • Television: $76.00/month; Telephone: $32.00/month.
  • Parking: reduced rates for visitors with in/out passes.

Off-site treatments (laboratory, diagnostic, surgical) and appointments (fracture clinic, specialists) may not be available at Toronto Grace. When necessary, the care team will arrange your treatment at another health care facility.

Patients who become acutely ill and require emergency care will be sent to the closest health care facility. A nurse will place a 911 call for an ambulance transfer and provide treatment as ordered by the physician until the ambulance arrives.

What should I bring for my inpatient stay?

Ontario Health Card.

Health insurance information.

Comfortable clothing; running/supportive shoes; personal items (pajamas, bathrobe, slippers – non-skid); toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving supplies; shampoo, bath soap and dressing aids where applicable).

At TGHC we cannot accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items. We advise that you do not bring large amounts of cash, jewelry or other valuables.

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