Quinte Health Care is Enhancing Care for Seniors
One of Quinte Health Care's goals is to enhance care for seniors. By enhancing care for seniors at QHC, together we can support the overall well-being of the hospitalized elderly patient, reduce the potential negative effects of hospitalization and support aging well at home. Quinte Health Care has created a steering committee that is responsible for overseeing its senior care strategy and evaluating QHC's performance as it relates to the care of seniors.
QHC's Senior Strategy Committee came together on their first meeting on April 27, 2015 and will be leading initiatives that will guide the organization in its goal to meet strategic targets while aligning with Ontario's Seniors Friendly Hospitals Strategy.
Click here to read more about how QHC is on its way to becoming a more Senior Friendly Hospital (December 2015 article).
Click on the links below for more information on senior-related initiatives* and programs at QHC and within our communities.
*Please note that some of the programs listed below may be available to non-seniors as well.
Quinte Health Care is committed to visitor, patient and staff accessibility as outlined in the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Ontario Regulation 429/07.
Complex Continuing Care
Located on Sills 4 at the Belleville General Hospital, the 38 bed Complex Continuing Care (CCC) unit provides time-limited, in-hospital care for the patient with complex medical conditions, as well as those requiring restorative care.
Behavioural Supports Transition Unit (BSTU)
A regional inpatient program for adults living with dementia or other age-related cognitive impairments who need enhanced resources to manage responsive behaviours.
An outpatient clinic that is available to seniors in the Quinte region who meet specific criteria and who require additional assistance. The team develops a service plan that is unique to the patient's needs which includes links to community supports, programs and organizations. The clinic operates five days per week and alternates between QHC Belleville General Hospital, QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital and QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.
Acute Care for Elderly (ACE)
ACE is a philosophy of care and aims to address the needs of the elderly beyond the acute presenting illness to enhance (or prevent the decline of) cognitive and physical functioning so that they can return to an equivalent care setting after they have been discharged from hospital.
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