Providence Transitional Care Centre celebrates first anniversary

Providence Transitional Care Centre. Photo via Providence Care.

Over the past year, Providence Transitional Care Centre (PTCC) has served 234 patients through specialized inpatient services. This month the organization is celebrating one year of helping bridge the gap in healthcare in Southeastern Ontario.

Located in the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital at 340 Union Street, Providence Transitional Care Centre is a 64-bed facility providing specialized inpatient services, according to a release from Providence Care. The organization shared that transitional care is designed to promote and preserve wellness and functionality in older adults, focusing on transitioning people back to their homes in the community when they’re ready.

“Our goal is to help people remain in the community for as long as possible so when they come to PTCC for care, we develop a care plan based on their specific needs and help them with their activities of daily living, all while supporting their return to wellness as quickly as possible,” said Darcy Woods-Fournier, Director of Transitional Care and Chief Nursing Executive. 

Since its opening in the first week of October 2021, Providence Transitional Care Centre supported 234 patients in the following ways, according to the release:

  • 65 per cent or 120 patients went home with or without home support.
  • 10 per cent of patients went to long-term-care or retirement homes.
  • 13 patients were transferred to Providence Care Hospital for higher-intensity rehabilitation.
  • 77 per cent or 165 patients came from Kingston Health Sciences Centre or other acute care facilities.

Providence Care shared that the Transitional Care Centre has:

  • Increased health system capacity to meet the needs of frail, older adults and those living with dementia in South Eastern Ontario.
  • Averted hospital admissions through the Emergency Department.
  • Reduced the use and length of stay in regional hospitals.
  • Improved health and quality of life for patients and families.
  • Provided a resource for family physicians to access restorative care directly.

Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized care in aging, mental health and rehabilitation. According to the release, PTCC offers the following services: restorative care, cognitive behavioural support, short-stay respite, and convalescent care. The length of stay for patients varies, but may be up to 90 days.

Learn more about Providence Transitional Care Centre on their website.

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