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A Nursing Home - When Is It Time?

Through our Home First approach to discharge planning, QCH works with community services to support patients to return home following an acute care stay. The move to a Long Term Care Facility (Nursing Home) is a social process that should occur from home rather than during the crisis of a hospital admission. Seniors should be given the opportunity to return home where they can continue their recovery, potentially improve and perhaps avoid or postpone a long term care admission. The Community Care Access Centre assists patients to plan for long term care placement from home. The following is a guide to help you determine if it is time to consider long term care (nursing home) placement.


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