Royal Jubilee Hospital (Seniors Outpatient Clinic)

City/Town:
Victoria

Site Address:

Memorial Pavilion- Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8

Facility Type:

Placement Category:

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The Seniors Outpatient Clinic is a wonderful place for a placement, to learn about rehabilitation approaches for seniors and to learn about Falls Prevention. Our physiotherapists are very experienced in providing excellent assessment and treatment for seniors to maximize mobility and function in an interprofessional setting. Most of our seniors attend group exercise classes 2x weekly.

Site Details

Placement Category: 

Community Health, Outpatient

Facility Type:

Hospital

Patient population description:

- Seniors - generally 70+ years.
Falls risk prevention is the primary focus for this program.
- Frailty, deconditioning and multiple medical problems are common with this group.
- Cognitive impairment is also common - but primarily the clients seen in the clinic would be mildly impaired - need to be able to safely participate.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

- Falls Risk Assessment.
- FallProof Certification.
- High and low level balance assessment and treatment.
- Group exercise.
- Re-conditioning.
- Mobility device provision.

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

- Working in a team setting.
- Ability to do shadow shifts with other seniors teams working in acute care.
- Working in an interprofessional environment.
- Learning about rehabilitation of seniors - quality of life, small gains=meaningful functional changes.
- Best practices for Falls Prevention and Treatment.

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

Working with OTs, PTs, SWs, Rehabilitation Assistants, Geriatricians, Geriatric Psychiatrists, RNs, Care Aides.


For information on pre-placement requirements and orientation please refer to the specific health authority listing, found here.

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