Joyce in room 112We offer Convalescent Care for people who no longer need to be in hospital, and yet are unable to return to their homes in the community. Convalescent Care is a short-stay (30 to 90 days) program designed to help patients recover their strength, endurance and functioning so that they can return home safely.

At KDH, Convalescent Care patients are taken care of by a multidisciplinary team that is made up of a physician, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacist, dietitian, social worker, discharge planners and volunteers.

Upon admission, our Convalescent Care patients are assessed by both a physiotherapist and occupational therapist, who design an individualized rehabilitation program for each patient.

With regular physiotherapy and occupational therapy, daily recreational activities and assistance with the activities of daily living, our Convalescent Care patients find everything they need to get back home quickly.

Since our Convalescent Care program is located within our hospital, we also provide access to our x-ray and ultrasound department, lab and emergency department, as well as to medical specialists like orthopaedic surgeons.

Planting tomatoes in the hospital garden.

Planting tomatoes in the hospital garden.