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History

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC)

SJCCC painting by Terry VendettiSt. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) is a 64-bed class G hospital that opened on June 1, 2009, as the first stand-alone complex continuing care facility in the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN).

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury was provincially incorporated and received its letter patent as a non-profit corporation on January 18, 2008.

SJCCC has two objectives:

a) To establish, equip, staff, maintain, operate and conduct:

(i)  a public hospital as defined in the Public Hospitals Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. P.40, as amended from time to time) including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a hospital to provide programs for patient care for complex continuing care patients and related services;

b) To promote and participate in all phases of education pertaining to health care, including specifically the education of physicians, dentists, nursing staff, and paramedical personnel.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre contributes to an expanded continuum of care for the Sudbury area and will nurture the body, mind, and spirit of all patients at various stages of their life journey.  The focus is on providing rehabilitative and supportive care to our patients, with the goal of encouraging independence in activities of daily living and transitioning them to back to their home or a lower, more appropriate level of care.  Our philosophy of care respects the individual needs of the patients while working towards increased independence.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is committed to serving the community by providing programs and consultation in continuing care.  Its programs and services reflect the Catholic tradition and values and address the needs of clients and their caregivers.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre provides continuing and medically complex care services to individuals experiencing disabilities or long-term illnesses characteristically requiring skilled and technology-based care not usually available in private homes or long-term care facilities.  St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has developed assess/restore and GRU programs aimed at helping patients rehabilitate and transition to a more appropriate level of care.  Patients are assessed upon admission in order to identify areas for improvement of their functional abilities.  The care planning process involves a coordinated approach between the patient and our inter-professional team.

There are three streams of care.

The one chosen for the patient depends on his or her rehabilitation and care needs.

Expected length of stay:
Less than 8 weeks

Therapy schedule:
Participation in scheduled rehabilitation activities a minimum of 90 minutes daily, which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Recreational Therapy.  Patients are also expected to participate in their daily care.

Expected length of stay:
Less than 12 weeks

Therapy schedule:
Participation in scheduled rehabilitation activities a minimum of 60 minutes daily, which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Recreational Therapy.  Patients are also expected to participate in their daily care.

Expected length of stay:
Greater than 12 weeks

Therapy schedule:
Based on individual goals and ability to participate in therapy activities.

 

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, forms part of our long-term plan to develop a Centre for Aging and Health at our Village of Care site.  This site is located on leased property on the campus of Laurentian University.