Everything is Awesome When you Work as a Team!!
The team on the Restorative Care Unit at St. Peter’s Hospital (SPH) isn’t just a special, highly functioning team, like Lego, each person with their unique skills creates something special when combined together. It is the combination of the skills and experience of the various team members that make us successful helping patient’s meet their goals and go home. The Restorative Care Unit is a longer stay rehabilitation unit that provides a great patient experience during their transition to independence and ultimately back home. Various facets of the program demonstrate how awesome the 44 bed unit is. Some examples of patient activities include: physio therapy, hand therapy, walking practice, light meal preparation, speech therapy, weekend passes, wheelchair training, art therapy, and home visits. The Restorative Care Program is a time-limited program designed for complex care patients with multiple medical and/or functionally complex conditions who are expected to benefit from specific interventions and rehabilitation therapy provided by an interprofessional team. The goal of the interprofessional team is to enhance the health and quality of life of the patient, and assist the patient to meet specific goals to transition back into the community. The Interprofessional team consists of a Physician, RN Case Manager, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Assistants (OTA/PTAs), Speech Language Pathologist, Communicative Disorders Assistant, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Business Clerk, Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Wound Care Specialist, Environmental Aides, Volunteers, and a Clinical Manager. When a patient has met their specific goals or reached a natural stopping point, the patient will be discharged home or to a retirement home. Each and every team member has unique skills and experience and it is the collaborative efforts of the team that helps patients and families be successful. The team works closely with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) to assist with the patient transition. Everything is awesome, everyone is cool when you work as a team, everything is awesome, when you’re living your dream, on the RESTORATIVE CARE UNIT!