January 4, 2019

Second Reactivation Care Centre builds on Central LHIN’s first-of-its kind in Ontario model
An innovative restorative care model that improves access to acute care

The Central LHIN, in collaboration with Humber River Hospital, is doing its part to end hospital overcrowding, through the opening of a second innovative Reactivation Care Centre (RCC).

The Church RCC began admitting patients on December 16, 2018. Located at 200 Church Street, Toronto (near Highway 401 and Jane Street), the site opened with 92 new beds. In the months ahead, this site will operate with over 200 beds across seven units.

In December 2017, in collaboration with five local hospitals, Central LHIN launched a first-of-its kind RCC at 2111 Finch Avenue West, Toronto (near Highways 400 and 407), at another former hospital site. This initial RCC added 150 beds to deliver restorative care and support patients transitioning out of hospital. In the year since, over 300 patients at RCC Finch regained and optimized their functional independence to return home with home and community care services, and an additional 250 patients have transitioned to convalescent or long-term care.

For one 90-year old patient, after a fall took away his mobility, a stay at Finch RCC meant he could recover at his own pace and return to an independent life in the community. Another patient left the Finch RCC with newly regained strength and functional ability, ready for a fresh start in her new long-term care home. The RCC model enables Central LHIN hospitals to provide the right care in the most appropriate setting and improve patient outcomes and experience.

Benefits of receiving care at the Reactivation Care Centres include:

  • High quality restorative care, seven days a week, from a consistent and dedicated team of health care professionals
  • Access to specialized equipment, which reduces risk of falls and hospital-acquired wounds
  • Updated, modernized facilities designed with the patient’s needs in mind

The Finch RCC and Church RCC are helping to address some of the pressures challenging the region’s hospitals: including a rapidly growing and aging population – with increasingly complex care needs – and limited care alternatives in the community such as long-term care and convalescent care beds.

As a true system solution, the Church RCC will serve hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, including Humber River Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Both RCCs receive funding support from the Ontario government, which has announced investments to address hospital overcrowding.

The Central LHIN will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and system partners to find new and innovative ways to address system capacity.

Visit the Reactivation Care Centre website for more information about patient eligibility, participating hospitals and location details.