​​​​​Caring for People with Complex Medical Needs

More and ​more people of all ages are living with chronic and complex health issues, such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Among Canadians over the age of 18, 41% have at least 1 chronic condition. And the likelihood of having a chronic condition increases as we age – among people over the age of 65, 90% have at least 1 chronic condition and 80% have 2 or more.

Managing these diseases can be challenging – for the individuals themselves and for the medical community. When medical issues arise, they are often complex. A person's health and ability to live independently can quickly deteriorate, and this individual may need 24/7 support only found in an inpatient setting on a short-term or longer-term basis.

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Our Complex Continuing Care team has special expertise in providing care to individuals with complex medical needs through our inpatient units.

We help people to recover their strength and mobility. We help them to manage their diseases or health issues to improve their overall well-being and restore their maximum level of independence.

Our inter-professional care team works with individuals and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their needs. We focus on superior outcomes for each and every patient.



Inpatient Referrals

To become an inpatient of the other units and services of Complex Continuing Care, your doctor must complete an Inpatient Rehabilitation Referral Form PDF Icon and a Complex Continuing Care Referral Form PDF Icon.