Senior Friendly Hospital

The Brant Community Healthcare System is dedicated to being a Senior Friendly Hospital.

Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy

Senior Friendly Care in our LHIN

Our Senior Friendly Hospital Advisory Committee and Working Group

To promote a culture of senior friendly care at the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), the Senior Friendly Hospital Advisory Committee and Working Group (SFHACWG) members strive to align hospital wide quality initiatives with the priorities of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN and with the vision of the Ontario Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) Strategy in order to encourage the ongoing adoption of best practices in the hospital that better meet the physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of older adults.  Group members, representing disciplines from across the organization, meet monthly and serve as champions in senior friendly care.

Introducing SMART!lightbulb.gif(Senior's Mobile Assess Restore Team)

A mobile, model of care that supports the assess and restore philosophy (A&R). You can become familiar with the A&R guideline by visiting:

Team Goals:
yellow-check-mark-md.pngPrevent Functional Decline
yellow-check-mark-md.pngImprove Functional Independence
yellow-check-mark-md.pngPromote Earlier Discharge Home
yellow-check-mark-md.pngImprove Quality of Life

Senior patients admitted to the in-patient medical program who have restorative potential and have experienced or are at risk of functional decline are the target population.

The interprofessional care team consists of occupational therapy and physiotherapy services that target a patient’s specific recovery needs. They will collaborate throughout the patient’s hospital journey to facilitate care coordination and successful transitions.

Restorative therapy interventions will be provided daily, in the patient’s current location within the hospital.

Team Members:

You will have various team members involved in your care, dependent on your individual care needs.  This may include:

  • Physiotherapist                                                                       
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Social Workers
  • Dietician
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Navigator/Discharge Planner
  • HNHB LHIN Home and Community Care Co-ordinator

What you can expect as a patient:

  • An individualized therapy treatment plan tailored to meet your goals.
  • Daily therapy initiated as soon as possible
  • Co-ordinated care to help you return to your home environment with the necessary supports.

To contact the team call 519-751-5544, ext. 4963, 4921 or 2787.

Mobilization matters... Move it, don’t lose it!

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