Your convalescence at home
We hope that your stay in our hospital has or will help to improve your state of health and quality of life. Several types of care can be provided at home to facilitate your convalescence. Talk to your doctor about it before leaving the hospital.
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Following a hospitalization, nursing care can be provided at home, depending on your needs:
- Injection treatments
- Care related to bladder or intestinal elimination
- Monitoring your state of health
- Teaching follow-up for insulin therapy, stoma, tracheotomy
- Follow-up in the terminal stage
- Sitting service 24 hours/24, 7 days/week
As soon as you can go out, you will be referred to the Nursing Care Clinic in our CLSC.
This service can help you remain active and return to the activities you need to continue to develop in your own environment.
An occupational therapist can meet with you:
- To evaluate your degree of autonomy, your living environment and your ability to take charge of yourself with or without your relatives’ assistance.
- To eliminate obstacles to carrying out your daily life (home adaptation) and to identify your needs for services and support.
- To increase your safety and functional autonomy in the home and to recommend the appropriate technical aids.
Following your stay in hospital, a physiotherapist can meet with you:
- To evaluate and participate in the re-education of your mobility.
- To evaluate your ability to walk and recommend equipment.
- To ease your pain.
- To prevent the risk of falling.
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If you receive this service, a respiratory therapist will go to your home:
- To evaluate and maintain your breathing capacities.
- To carry out diagnostic tests on your respiratory system.
- To teach you various respiratory techniques.
After an operation or treatment in hospital, it is not always easy to be able to get dressed, feed yourself, wash yourself… Is this your case?
To have access to home assistance services you must have been assessed by a professional from our CLSC. Assistance services can be provided by a homemaker or social worker or in the form of a financial allowance paid to you so that you can obtain the services required.
- Personal assistance includes assistance for hygiene, eating, getting dressed and undressed.
- Housekeeping assistance provides support and accompaniment to prepare meals, do laundry, grocery shopping or others.
Have you returned home and need equipment for your convalescence?
On the recommendation of a professional, you can have access, for a short or long-term loan, to a hospital bed, a walker, a transfer bench or other equipment.
During your convalescence, if necessary, you can have access to psychosocial practitioners who will help you take charge of your recovery, adapt the resources in your living environment and apply for the appropriate community services.
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