Strengthen. Standardize. Support.

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance works with partners across the province to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care through better planning, ongoing evaluation and quality improvement, and the integration of best practices across the care continuum.

Initiatives, News & Events

2023/24 RCA Year-End Report released

The RCA’s 2023/24 year-end report, Reimagining the future of rehabilitative care, is now available online. Highlighting the collective progress of more than 400 partners over the past year, the report outlines our shared efforts to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care, now and into the future.  It also reflects the strategic planning and partner engagement activities that […]

Joint webinar addresses osteoporosis and rehab care for older adults

On March 26th, the RCA collaborated with the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy (OOS) and Provincial Geriatric Leadership Ontario (PGLO) to offer a joint webinar: From Frailty to Resilience & Beyond the Break: Osteoporosis & Rehabilitative Care for Older Adults. The event highlighted the updated 2023 Osteoporosis Canada Clinical Practice Guideline and discussed how it is integrated […]

Supporting implementation of ALC leading practices and rehab for older adults

The RCA continues to partner with leaders in older adult care to support organizations implementing Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Leading Practices, as well as the best practices outlined in its Rehabilitative Care for Older Adults Living With/At Risk of Frailty Framework. At the February Older Adults Living with Frailty Task Group meeting, three organizations […]

Popular Resources

Total Joint Replacement Rehab Guidelines

The RCA's best practice guidelines for rehabilitative care for patients following total joint replacement and shoulder arthroplasty provide a basis for informing and improving quality care to support better patient outcomes, increased efficiencies and bundled care. RCA tools and resources support implementation of the best practices at the system and organization level.

Older Adults with Frailty

The RCA and Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario recently released a best practice framework to guide rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty. Work is now underway to develop resources and self-assessment tools to support implementation by organizations, Ontario Health Teams and regions.

Rehab Care Standards

The RCA's bedded and community based frameworks establish standardized levels of care for rehabilitative care programs. These frameworks establish how programs are categorized (level of care), the components of care provided and the human resources needed to deliver that care. Establishing consistent definitions provides clarity for patients, families and referring professionals and can support planning at the local and regional level.

Community Rehab

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 includes identifying opportunities to spread innovative, cost-effective models of rehabilitative care.