William Osler Health System (Osler) and CANES Community Care are pleased to announce an expansion of its Alternate Level of Care (ALC) beds at Sorrento Retirement Residence (Sorrento) in Bolton, Ontario. ALC refers to patients who no longer require acute care services and are ready to move to an “alternate” setting, different from the hospital, which is better suited to meet their healthcare needs and level of care. Twenty new beds will be dedicated to ALC patients who require care for cognitive decline and/or behavioural disorders and are non-acute, but who are waiting in hospital for long-term care placement.
“This initiative will help improve the patient experience and outcomes,” said Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler Health System. “Osler’s partnership and integration with our Central West Ontario Health Team is a strong example of a collaborative response to the needs of our community and recovery of the health system. We look forward to working closely with CANES Community Care and the team at Sorrento to ensure our patients are cared for in the setting that is most appropriate for their needs.”
“With this expansion, CANES will now operate 73 ALC Transitional Care beds in three retirement homes – two in Brampton and one in Bolton,” noted Gord Gunning, CEO, CANES Community Care. “These added beds will give our agency the scale needed to ensure high-quality care 24/7 and provide all the amenities required for our patients to rehabilitate well, while waiting for placement.”
“CANES has helped fill a much-needed service from the original installation of the ten ALC beds at our Sorrento Retirement Residence back in the fall of 2021,” stated Raymond E. Nicolini, President, Sorrento Retirement Residence. “The CANES team has always been responsive to changes and adapts well to patients’ needs in an efficient and effective manner. We are happy to be part of this initiative for the good of our community at large, and look forward to strengthening our partnership going forward.”
ABOUT CANES COMMUNITY CARE: CANES Community Care is a lead agency in transitional care in the Ontario Health Central Region. The agency now offers 15 different care services to over 5,000 clients living in Brampton, Malton, Etobicoke, Woodbridge, Caledon, Orangeville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Mississauga. CANES Community Care is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian community health service provider can receive from Accreditation Canada. For further information please visit www.CANES.on.ca or connect with CANES on its social media platforms.
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System (Osler) is a hospital system which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety, Osler is also Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive from Accreditation Canada. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its Mental Health Program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.