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We want you, the parent or caregiver, to be an active partner in all aspects of your child’s care. You have a right to the information you need to help you make good decisions and give the best possible care to your child. You have a right to be respected as the person who knows your child best.
It is important that parents and staff talk to each other each day about planning your child’s care. Weekly meetings happen each Tuesday and Friday afternoons where you, as part of the team, can talk about your child’s progress and plan daily and weekly goals. It is also a great time to ask questions. When your child is admitted, the Clinical Nurse Coordinator or Social Worker will talk to you about your child's meetings.
Some examples of conditions or care needs we serve in this program area are:
- Postoperative gastrostomy tube or orthopedic surgery care and management
- Seating, positioning, and mobility
- Wound care
- Pressure management
- Casts and traction
- Tone management
- Conditions other than brain injury that require a period of rehabilitation (e.g. complex pain, Guillian Barre)
- Tracheostomy care
- Oxygenation support (including BI-PAP or CPAP)
- Seizure managment
Care may include assessment, treatment, patient, family and community caregiver education, training and support, and transition back to the community and home.
Your child may need intensive rehabilitation if he or she has had an injury, illness, or surgery that has left him or her with a loss or limitation of function such as difficulty feeding or eating, difficulty walking, speaking, or dressing etc.
- Your child can come to Sunny Hill for rehabilitation as an inpatient if he or she:
- is medically stable
- needs 24 hour nursing support
- can manage 3-hours or more of therapy per day, 5-days a week
- needs help from at least two or more therapists such as occupational therapists, speech & language pathologists or physiotherapists
- can weight bear (for children who have had surgery)
- has support and participation from family or caregivers during an inpatient stay
The goal of your child's rehabilitation is for you and your child to:
- learn or relearn new skills
- learn how to be safe with any new equipment or treatments
- become as independent as possible
Nurse's station: 604-453-8311 (direct line)
You can phone the inpatient unit at any time and ask to speak to the nurse caring for your child. If the phone is not answered, please leave a message. Your child’s nurse will call you back as soon as possible.
Learn more about admission to the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
Acute Rehabilitation Program at Sunny Hill Health Centre, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, 2015
To find out more and learn how to prepare for your child's inpatient visit, please see:
A guide to Sunny Hill for inpatients and their families, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, 2011