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Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Services & Day Hospital

The Geriatric Day Hospital at the Civic Campus is part of the Regional Geriatric Assessment Program and provides a multidisciplinary assessment for patients over 65 who are experiencing a change in function, memory, mood, or have complex medical issues. Within this team, the Occupational Therapist focuses on the patient’s living environment and assesses skills related to the patient’s daily routine. The areas assessed include memory, self-care and home management abilities. The goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining his or her greatest level of independence.

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Mental Health

Occupational Therapists at the Civic and General campuses work within a multidisciplinary team setting to develop and promote life skills and coping strategies in persons with mental health challenges who are living in the community.  Assessments and interventions are provided through individual and group therapy. Clients seen may be struggling with mood, personality and psychotic or adjustment disorders.

Outpatient and Day Hospital services provided by the Occupational Therapists include:

  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Goal setting
  • Assertiveness
  • Stress management skills training

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Rehabilitation Centre

Occupational Therapy Pamphlet Practicing Tub TransferOccupational Therapy services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Center.  Patients who have orthopedic, neurological, respiratory, cognitive and behavioural disorders are treated and services are directed toward the prevention and alleviation of dysfunction.

Therapy is provided to relieve pain, strengthen muscles, improve joint mobility and range of motion, to enhance cognitive-thinking skills and to improve overall function in order to allow the individual to engage in all those daily activities that are important to him or her.

Hand Therapy

Outpatient Occupational Therapy services are located at the Riverside Campus where treatment is provided following an acute hand injury or surgery. The focus of treatment is on the prevention of dysfunction and restoration of hand function

The types of hand injuries typically seen include: fractures, sprains / strains, amputations, tendon lacerations and burns. Post-operative patients include those with joint replacements and contractures/tendon release surgeries.

Out Patient ServicesThe Occupational Therapists at the Riverside Campus Outpatient Clinic may use waxing, fluidotherapy, exercise and splinting to assist in the treatment of hand injuries. The general rehabilitation goals are to help regain, maintain, or maximize function, while providing education on living with and using the injured hand.

Last updated on: December 15th, 2016