Bundled Care Provider Survey – Due January 10th

The Rehab Care Alliance is inviting input from Bundled Care Partners via an online survey. A PDF version of the survey is also available here.  This survey is intended for Bundled Care Partners who provide post-acute orthopedic rehabilitative care services to at least one external Bundle Holder – specifically community based ambulatory rehabilitation clinics and hospitals […]

RCA brings rehab lens to bundled care discussions

The RCA is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Health Quality Ontario to address rehab issues in the rollout of bundled care across the province. The RCA is a member of the Ministry of Health bundled care implementation team and acts as a resource on implementation strategies and communication related to rehabilitation. Discussions […]

RCA and HQO release new rehab guidelines

The release of two new rehab guidelines for bilateral TJR and shoulder arthroplasty will support the rollout of bundled care across the province. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and provide guidance on best practices in rehabilitative care across the continuum of care. Simultaneous Bilateral Knee and Hip Replacement: The […]

Regions pilot post-fall pathways for frail seniors

Emergency departments and primary care clinics in Hamilton, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are leading a one-year pilot of the RCA’s post-fall rehabilitative care pathways. The evidence-based care pathways for primary care and emergency departments are designed to connect frail older adults who fall with rehabilitative care to reduce functional decline and prevent additional falls. The […]

RCA to profile evidence for community-based rehab

Work is underway on a series of position papers to highlight innovative, cost-effective models of community-based rehab that improve client and system level outcomes. The papers will profile models of community-based rehab in three settings — in-home, ambulatory and primary care — and will support decision-makers and providers across the province as they implement changes […]

Donna Cripps steps down as Co-chair

We wish to express our deepest thanks to Donna Cripps, who is stepping down as Co-chair of the Rehabilitative Care Alliance after six years in that role. Donna has recently taken on responsibility for the provincial transition of home and community care for Ontario Health. She was previously CEO at Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, […]

Bilateral TJR and shoulder arthroplasty guidelines

Rehab guidelines released for bilateral TJR and shoulder arthroplasty The Rehabilitative Care Alliance has developed two new rehabilitative care best practice guidelines in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario. The guidelines support implementation of bundled care and address current variations in practice across Ontario. Simultaneous Bilateral Knee and Hip Replacement: The best practice recommendations address pre-operative […]

Overview of RCA initiatives for 2019-2022

The RCA 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. Over the last several months, the RCA has worked with its stakeholders across the province to finalize initiatives for 2019-22. These initiatives recognize […]

New guide helps OHTs address rehab services

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) and GTA Rehab Network have developed a brief guide to support providers developing Ontario Health Team (OHT) applications. Rehabilitative care is an essential element of Ontario’s new vision for connected care. Evidence shows that rehabilitative care improves health outcomes for patients, shortens hospital stays and helps older adults to maintain […]


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