Niagara’s Hotel Dieu Shaver Launches New and Innovative Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program

News from the Hotel Dieu Shaver health care complex in Niagara, Ontario

Posted February 22nd, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Hotel Dieu Shaver (HDS) is very pleased to announce that a new and innovative post-acute COVID-19 inpatient rehabilitation program has been launched at HDS. Significant research has gone into this exciting initiative.

Already, HDS has admitted four patients to this program and expects many more to follow as awareness builds.

“As the only rehabilitation hospital in Niagara, our specialized staff and physicians pride themselves on adapting to changing needs and providing the most innovative and cutting edge care possible for our community,” says Executive Vice President David Ceglie.

“As this pandemic has evolved, it has become clear that many COVID-resolved patients now require rehabilitative care in order to regain their pre-COVID quality of life. Our in-patient program will focus on customized rehabilitation for physical, respiratory, and/or cognitive challenges that have resulted from their COVID-19 illness”

 “This new Inter-professional program is extremely valuable for our community. Once again, our specialized staff and physicians have demonstrated skill and expertise in developing a state-of-the-art post-COVID rehabilitation program to help our Niagara residents recover from this pandemic,” says CEO Lynne Pay.

Clear admission criteria have been developed and shared with Niagara Health and acute care hospitals across the Hamilton-Niagara-Brantford Region to identify those who would benefit from this specialized, inter-professional model of care.

HDS has set up the COVID-19-resolved rehabilitation unit on its first floor. There will be specialized staff working with these patients and dedicated equipment for this unit.

Hotel Dieu Shaver is well-positioned with expertise to provide rehabilitation to patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiac, functional, cognitive and respiratory challenges impeding discharge to home.

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