RCA releases results of rehab capacity survey

As pandemic restrictions continue, it is critical that post-acute rehabilitation is available. To help regions in their ongoing planning, the RCA surveyed providers of publicly funded ambulatory and in-home rehabilitation services to assess the impact of the pandemic on their capacity. The survey was conducted from mid-September to mid-October 2020 and received responses from 161 […]

New resource on rehabilitative care for OHTs

Rehabilitation — provided in hospital or in the community — is a key component in improving outcomes for both patients and the health care system. The RCA has developed a new evidence-based resource for OHT administrators/planners and regional/provincial policy-makers that outlines how rehabilitative care can improve outcomes in primary care, hospitals (acute care, rehab or […]

White paper makes recommendations on in-home rehab

A new white paper from the RCA provides health system decision-makers with recommendations to improve the spread of innovative and cost-effective community-based models of rehabilitative care. 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 […]

COVID-19 guidance for hip fracture/TJR rehab

As surgeries resume in the COVID-19 environment, additional infection prevention and control practices have led to practice changes and reduced capacity in post-acute rehabilitative care. Many programs have adopted virtual care options. To ensure that best practice rehabilitative care continues in this new context, the RCA has developed additional recommendations that align with current pandemic […]

Wanted: Hip fracture and TJR resources

The RCA is creating a centralized resource of tools and resources that support best practice care for patients post hip fractures and total joint replacements. The resource, which will be housed on the RCA website, will provide easy access to evidence-based tools and resources that support best practice rehabilitative care for frail seniors with hip […]

RCA convenes national rehab round table

The RCA recently convened a national round table of rehab leaders from across Canada. The group, which met for the first time in October, will provide an opportunity for administrative and clinical leaders to share information on rehab system planning in their province. The group plans to serve as an informal community of practice and […]

An RCA thank-you…

Our thanks go to Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke who is stepping down as chair of the RCA Frail Senior Advisory Committee. Dr. Clarke has chaired the committee since the RCA was created in 2013. She is a geriatrician (the first to practice in northeastern Ontario) and medical director of the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre at […]