Complex Continuing Care

Complex Care

The Helen Aird Carswell Complex Complex Continuing Care (CCC) team is committed to patient-centered, senior-friendly care, with an emphasis on compassion and improving quality of life. We have special expertise in delivering care to people with complex, non-urgent medical needs, with the goal of safely transitioning patients back home.

We support people in recovering their strength, mobility and maximizing their independence to improve overall health and well-being. Our inter-professional care team works with patients and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their needs. 

Our inter-professional team includes doctors, nurses, transition navigators, respiratory therapists, behavior therapist, personal care workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, inter-faith chaplains, bioethicist and volunteers.

Complex Continuing Care Services

General Complex Continuing Care

Our goal is to optimize the quality of life for individuals who have chronic complex conditions. Our team supports patients in their recovery journey, with the goal of transitioning them home safely.

Acute Care of the Elderly (A.C.E) Unit

We provide a senior-friendly environment for patients over 65 with multiple chronic health conditions, who may be experiencing decline in their function and/or are facing complex social issues. There is an emphasis on the patient’s mobility and function to help them maintain their independence and ability to return home. We work closely with community partners to facilitate a safe transition.

Short Term Inpatient Rehabilitation

This program provides short-term, multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation to medically stable individuals who will be returning home or community setting following an acute care stay at the hospital. There is a focus on health promotion through interventions aimed at recovery and prevention of impairments and disabilities.

Palliative Care 

This program aims to optimize quality of life and care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Our interdisciplinary team focuses on pain and symptom management and offers expert and compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families.

Long-term Ventilation

This program provides a stimulating environment that enhances quality of life for ventilator-dependent patients. Individuals admitted to this program require mechanical ventilation for all or part of a 24-hour period. 

Memory Care Unit

This 12-bed unit supports patients with mild to moderate cognitive challenges. Patients on the memory care unit and families will be supported in developing personal plans to transitioning back to community and home.


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