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The Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program at Toronto Rehab developed a successful and cost-effective model of care for hip fracture patients who have cognitive impairments, called Fractured Hip Rapid Assessment and Treatment (FHRAT). This inter-professional service...Read More
Toronto Rehab and Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) Ontario have partnered to develop and operate the SCI Resource Centre for current and past patients and families. This partnership links information and resources through a sustainable partnership model that...Read More
Low Tolerance Long Duration (LTLD) rehabilitation is provided for individuals impacted by neurological injury or illness or by a complicated medical illness, surgical procedure, or trauma. It involves a longer course of rehabilitation than traditional active...Read More
LIFEspan (Living Independently and Fully Engaged) is a partnership program between the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Bloorview Kids Rehab to achieve a coordinated approach to transitioning young adult clients from pediatric to adult services, and address the...Read More
In January 2009, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute established a novel Balance, Mobility & Falls Clinic to accelerate research into everyday practice to enhance knowledge dissemination. A significant challenge faced by individuals after stroke is the capacity...Read More
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute has a formal wellness program with dedicated resources to ensure its sustainability. The program has resulted in increased participation in wellness initiatives, a reduction in employee absences, and better support for employees. In...Read More
Toronto Rehab has a comprehensive, evidenced-based falls prevention and management program called Stop Adverse Fall Events (SAFE). The program’s goal is to decrease the incidence of falls and standardize the approach to falls prevention and management across the...Read More
The Catherine Booth Hospital (CBH) has addressed an issue that plagues all health care organizations—accountability for cleaning surfaces and equipment that fall into a 'grey zone'. Cleanliness of physical space, surfaces, and equipment in hospitals is...Read More
The Acquired Brain Injury Program at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital developed an education program for grade 11 students. The program, delivered to five of the eight local high schools, is an example of outreach to the local community. Former patients and the...Read More
Working in partnership with the Community Care Access Centre, the 'Steps to Home' program facilitates the safe and timely discharge of patients from acute care facilities. This initiative prepares patients and families for the day of discharge, so they are...Read More
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