Complex Continuing Care

Our patient faces are ever changing, but our number one goal of care remains the same:  continuing, quality, patient-centered care.  

Hands The Complex Continuing Care Unit of RVH is a non-acute part of the health services continuum designed to provide medical management, skilled nursing, and a range of interdisciplinary and therapeutic services to achieve patient identified goals and optimize the quality of life of individuals. Our Complex Continuing Care team provides patient focused care based on the needs and expectations identified by patients, their families and the interdisciplinary team.


Helpful Information

A Guide to Advance Care Planning - helping you know and exercise your rights in preparing for a time when you may be unable to make decisions about your care.

A Guide to Advance Directives - Medical Directives are a record of your medical wishes.

Letter to families of patients on the Complex Continuing Care Unit

Tips for Patients and Families - good health care starts with good information.

Guidelines for Visitors

Fall Prevention Program - This program has been designed to ensure a safe patient environment and to avoid patient falls.

Least Restraint, Last Resort - our philosophy encourages independence and improves your quality of life.


Smoking Cessation

For inpatients on the Complex Continuing Care Unit we offer smoking cessation aids, nicotine replacement therapy and counsel in order to make your hospital stay more comfortable. We can assist you to develop a plan to stop smoking for good! This program is offered through our partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Please visit the links below for more information

Discharge Planning

The Discharge Planner provides support and guidance, with input from the interdisciplinary team, for a safe and timely discharge plan that addresses your needs. The goal is to provide a smooth transition back into the community providing the supports.