OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health
Centre recently received approval from the Champlain Local Health
Integration Network to increase its convalescent beds from 22 to 34,
effective April 1, 2013. The additional 12 beds will help provide the
best care for an individual in a cost-effective manner and will free
acute care hospital beds for those in need of that service.
Convalescent Care is short-term care for medically stable clients who no
longer need acute care in hospital, but do need more time to recover
before returning home.
Perley Rideau CEO Greg Fougère says that "supporting individuals to
transition to home fits right into the Perley Rideau strategy. It not
only relieves pressure on acute care hospitals but also supports the Aging at Home Strategy and other provincial government directions for seniors' care and
The convalescent care program is designed to better meet the needs of
clientele in need of strengthening and improving functional abilities
after surgery or an acute care hospitalization. Perley Rideau has been
providing convalescent and respite care for over 10 years and has seen
increasing numbers of clientele who are able to go directly home rather
than being sent to rehabilitation services. Satisfaction with this care
has been very high.
"To build a more coordinated health system, we need to ensure that
people receive the right services, in the right place, at the right
time. People who require a period of convalescence before returning
home will now have greater access to these services at The Perley and
Rideau Veterans' Health Centre," says Chantale LeClerc, Champlain LHIN
Perley Rideau is certified by the Accreditation Canada's Standards for
Long-Term Care Services. Perley Rideau staff believes that providing
for the optimal recovery and care of its clients ultimately improves
patients' quality of life and benefits the health care system in a
variety of ways.
SOURCE: The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
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