All patients receiving care in our geriatrics program follow a consistent care pathway during their 59-day stay. Each patient's care pathway is unique and individualized to meet their personal needs.
- Referrals and collection of necessary information and documentation.
The referring physician, together with the Ontario Shores Central Intake department ensures all necessary information is collected. This may include:
- clinical summary (including course in hospital/long-term care facility, proposed goals of treatment at Ontario Shores, current medications & known medication trials to referral form,
- reciprocating agreement for patients if applicable,
- medical clearance,
- name and contact number of Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) or Power of Attorney (POA) and any copies of signed consents if applicable,
- names and contact information of community or outpatient supports if applicable
- address or indication as homeless,
- current finances, and
- collateral information and Mental Health Act Forms (if applicable).
- Admission Day Checklist is completed and documented by Ontario Shores Central Intake team in collaboration with referral source.
- Within 72 hours of admission, an initial patient and family meeting will be offered.
- During this time an estimated discharge date will be identified and confirmed with the referral source.