Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is based on an inter-professional collaborative approach to care, where the healthcare team is focused on supporting patients to reach a level of independence and functioning that enables them to safely return to the community to continue their road to recovery.

Welcome to the Rehabilitation Program: Patient and Family Information Brochure

What is the Path of Care?

Upon admission to the program, the team works with patients and their families to set achievable goals, which are based on individual needs, and monitored on a daily basis. Through therapy and active participation, patients are able to track their progress toward these goals.

What comes next?

Families are important members of the care team and we encourage them to be an active participate.  This will assist with recovery while the patient is in hospital and prepare for a smooth transition home.  Ask a team member how you can help.

As part of the goal setting practice, an estimated discharge date will be set early in a patient's stay. This allows the patient and their family to work towards that date and prepare for the patient's return to the community. The discharge date is regularly reviewed and updated by the health care team in accordance with the patient's progress.

Who uses Rehabilitation Services?

Patients who benefit from active rehabilitation are those who are medically stable, and therefore no longer require an acute care hospital bed. They may include individuals who have experienced a stroke, surgical procedures, cardiac, or other medical conditions. This program is goal oriented and time limited.

What type of Care is given?

 Therapy is provided by a team that includes:

  • Dietitian Services
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Community Resources

Halton Community Services Database (nursing home, retirement home info)

LHIN Healthline

HNHB LHIN - Rehab/complex care information

Rehabilitative Care Alliance

Uninsured Costs

There may be some costs, such as an assistive medical device, that are not covered by OHIP when a patient is receiving rehabilitation services and care. These costs are the responsibility of the patient and their family.

Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7


P: 905-632-3737