Support Specialized Geriatrics and Long Term Care

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The teams within the Specialized Geriatrics and Long Term Care provide outreach, as well as inpatient and outpatient care to older adults living with cognitive decline, frailty and complex care needs. supporting them to live fully and independently. This includes assessment of needs, intervention and management.   

Long term care is provided at Mount Hope Centre for Long-term Care. While creating a home-like environment, care teams provide comprehensive long-term care, including personalized programs for each resident, encouraging participation in varied activities such as art therapy, gardening, local trips and sports activities.

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Equipment and technology

Medical equipment and technology are important components to providing care. They are essential in: 

  • diagnosing and treating disease;
  • guiding surgeons through complex procedures;
  • supporting patients in their recovery from illness or injury. 

For specialized geriatrics and long term care, common equipment needs include wheelchairs, patient lifts and pressure-reducing mattresses, as well as exercise equipment, beds and call bells. 


Research is at the heart of every health care advancement.

At. St. Joseph’s, we take a "bench to bedside" approach to medical research. This means taking discoveries from the laboratory and applying them in the clinic where they will directly benefit patients.

In Specialized Geriatrics and Long Term Care, research teams are focused on better understanding diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This knowledge will improve diagnostic methods and help fuel new treatments that can be integrated within each patient’s plan of care.