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Inpatient Occupational Therapy services are provided at the General and Civic Campuses in the areas of physical medicine and mental health.  In patient Occupational Therapy services at the Rehabilitation Center are provided within four care streams: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Care Stream, Locomotor Care Stream, Neuromuscular Care Stream and Specialty Services Care Stream.

Physical Medicine

For patients admitted with a physical illness, Occupational Therapists provide a comprehensive physical, cognitive and functional assessment. Occupational Therapists work on the following acute care units:

  • Cardiology (General Campus and Heart Institute)
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Respirology
  • Surgery, General Surgery
  • Thoracics
  • Trauma
  • Vascular
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Evaluations and interventions are also provided on the Transitional Care Units (TCU) at the General and the Civic Campuses.

Specialty geriatric assessments and consultations are available through the Geriatric Medicine Unit (GMU) at the Civic Campus.

For those requiring further rehabilitation before their discharge home, Occupational Therapy is available on the Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit (STR) and at The Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC).  Occupational Therapy within rehabilitation involves the assessment, treatment and education of patients with complex physical, cognitive and behavioural needs whose needs cannot be met by the services available in the community.

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Mental Health

Occupational TherapyIn psychiatry, the focus of Occupational Therapy for inpatients is on individual and group activities to assess function, promote activation, develop distress tolerance skills, and assist with community integration on discharge.

Therapeutic activity and group work is used to promote contact with reality and develop organization skills, cognitive skills, self-awareness, expression, coping strategies, assertiveness, social and life management skills.

Last updated on: June 20th, 2017