The Seniors’ Health & Ambulatory Care portfolio at the Providence Healthcare site of Unity Health Toronto (UHT) consists of a 66 bed inpatient Geriatric Medical Rehabilitation Unit, and outpatient and outreach services including the Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) and the Adult Day Program and Caregiver Support Program. Robust community based and community partnered programs and services are key to the care we deliver. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Seniors’ Health and Ambulatory Care is integral in working with patients, residents, families and inter-professional teams in the providing safe quality care, supporting transitions, and well as supporting the Inter-professional team and works closely with program and physician leadership in growing the program to support the needs of the patients, families, and the communities we serve.
Providence Healthcare is also developing a Centre of Excellence for Rehabilitation Science and Healthy Living. This will include the addition of 180 new long-term care (LTC) spaces allocated to UHT for a new home on the Providence site as part of the portfolio’s proposed Campus of Care and Senior’s Health Program. With this expansion, UHT will be able to expand capacity and serve more seniors in the East End community. The new LTC home will include high-acuity priority access beds, dementia programming, specialized geriatric services, and will embed research and education in many areas.
The CNS, Seniors’ Health and Ambulatory Care works with the inter-professional team within many Programs/Departments at Unity Health Toronto (UHT) to support nursing care that optimizes patient outcomes and experiences, and enhances safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility to care for patients by:
The CNS, Seniors’ Health and Ambulatory Care demonstrate advanced knowledge, skill and judgment in providing care to patients by:
The CNS, Seniors’ Health and Ambulatory Care involvement in these processes enable healthcare teams to achieve the following outcomes:
The CNS works within 4 domains of practice.
Collaborates in research activities and quality improvement initiatives, incorporating patient satisfaction data
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On Aug. 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital (the Network) officially united under a single health network, to advance the health of our patients, clients and residents, and our urban communities. The Network’s more than 10,000 staff and physicians serve communities from Etobicoke to Scarborough. With an annual budget of more than $1 billion and 1,100 inpatient beds, the Network provides the full spectrum of care from primary, secondary, community, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care.
Rooted in the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the three organizations share a commitment to Catholic healthcare, a vocation to serve the most vulnerable and those most in need with compassion and dignity; to improve health and the overall social determinants of health, rather than just treat disease. True to Catholic Social Teaching, a calling to social justice and the common good, our organizations prioritize a holistic and compassionate approach, recognizing the whole person in the community, the fundamental link between spirituality and healing, and the diverse cultural and spiritual needs of those served.