The Complex Medical Care service at Providence Care meets the needs of patients age 16 or older and who are medically stable. Patients have long term illnesses, co-morbidities and/or disabilities typically requiring skilled nursing and technology based care that cannot be provided by community programs/services.
Complex Medical Care is offered to inpatients as a means to avoid further loss of function, to increase activity tolerance and to support the transition home or to appropriate care destination within the community. Inpatients have multiple medically complex, chronic diseases such as neuromuscular and renal disease, and/or who have had a traumatic injury that requires unique care and attention. Care is provided on a case-by-case basis to clients who meet admission criteria and are ventilator dependent, and/or require dialysis, complex wound care and longer-term rehabilitation.
Patients must demonstrate a need and an ability to participate in regular weekly/daily therapy, including Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and/or Speech Language Pathology.