Community Rehab

Exploring cost-effective, innovative models for rehabilitative care

Community-based rehabilitative care models can enhance patient outcomes and improve patient flow and transitions as patients move through the system.

The RCA is working to enhance awareness of the role community-based rehabilitation plays in helping people return home and in enhancing or maintaining function. This work will explore successful approaches being used in ambulatory, in-home and primary care settings and identify opportunities to spread innovative, cost-effective models of rehabilitative care.  

A more detailed list of activities for all RCA initiatives is found here. Terms of reference and the membership for the advisory and task groups can be found on our governance page.

White Paper on Community-Based Rehabilitation

Community-Based Rehabilitation: Providing High-Value Care in the Community is a four-part white paper that explores the critical role that community-based rehabilitation plays in the Ontario health system. 

  • Part 1: The Value of Community-Based Rehabilitation: An Overview introduces community-based rehabilitation and provides an overview of its value. 
  • Parts 2-4 provide examples of effective models of rehabilitative care and their outcomes, including virtual and hybrid models of care; recommendations to improve patient outcomes and support the spread of these models; an overview of key best practices; and a discussion of pandemic considerations.