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Short Term Active Reconditioning (STAR)

The Short Term Active Reconditioning (STAR) Rehabilitation Program is for patients who have undergone general surgery, have a medical condition resulting in a lengthy hospital stay, or have lost strength or mobility following a complex course of treatment at an acute care facility, and who need reconditioning therapy.

Referrals & Admissions

Inpatient Admission Criteria

  • Applications for elective joint replacement with a minimum 20/30 MMSE score
  • Medically stable with no significant fluctuations in medical status within 72 hours
  • Motivated to participate in rehab, has active rehab goals
  • Able to participate in 2 sessions of active rehab therapy 5 to 7 days a week
  • Patient's cognitive abilities and state of mental health support participation in active rehab
  • Able to sit unsupported for a minimum of 30 minutes

Special needs accommodated include the following:

  • Intermittent oxygen therapy/home oxygen
  • Tracheotomy (must by corked)
  • Intermittent tube feeds (PEG tube only)

Transfer Checklist and Key Notes

To help ensure accurate assessment, please provide the following information about the patient, prior to, or upon admission:

Patient Profile

  • Allergies
  • Anti-coagulation profile (recent blood work; Coumadin/Fragmin doses: up to 4 days)
  • Diet information with orders including formula, rate, # hours of feed, water flushes
  • Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Prescribed Activity levels for upper and/or lower (weight bearing; restrictions), (order to be signed by physician)
  • Special needs (egs. infusion therapy, oxygen, Ostomy)
  • Wound management orders
  • Follow up specialist appointments

Work-Up

  • Behavioral assessment/management (if applicable)
  • Consult reports
  • Discharge summary
  • ECG/Echocardiogram (if applicable)
  • Infection control screen results (MRSA, VRE, and others)
  • Lab results (most recent copy)
  • Names and contact information for all physicians, surgeons specialists
  • Other tests results (including video fluoroscopy)
  • Physician acute care admission report
  • Surgical procedures and dates of surgery
  • X-ray, CT/MRI (if applicable)
  • Social Work summary
  1. For seamless continuum of care, please ensure patients have had the following arranged before, or upon transfer:
    • Clinical follow-up appointments
    • Diagnostic (acute) appointments
    • Transportation for off-site tests/treatments
  1. St. John’s Rehab is a rehabilitation facility and does not have the following services:
    • emergency services
    • mechanical ventilation, total parenteral nutrition, and nasogastric feeding
    • dialysis service
    • isolation or secured units

Outpatient Referral Forms

Download our Outpatient Referral Form on our referral information page.

Please include all relevant medical/therapy reports with your application

Outpatient Admission Criteria

  • Has active rehab goals and is able to participate and tolerate increasing amount of rehab therapy.
  • Has adequate cognitive communication abilities for rehab.
  • Has a reliable means of transportation.

woman drivingProgram Details

Patients are admitted based on a three-week stay admission criterion that tests their functional capabilities. Through individually customized therapy and support, patients work on rebuilding their strength, mobility, independence and restoring their overall health.

The STAR rehabilitation team is composed of a full range of rehabilitation professionals and medical specialists. They work closely with patients and their families to identify and achieve rehab goals, determine an appropriate length of stay and plan follow up care.

Patients can also access fee-for-service care such as massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and chiropody services to complement their rehabilitation.

Referrals are accepted from across Ontario. If appropriate, patients may also be referred to our outpatient rehabilitation program and benefit from a seamless continuum of rehabilitation provided by a team of professionals that deliver high quality care in a team-based patient-focused environment.

Location and contact

Short Term Active Reconditioning (STAR) Rehabilition Program

St. John's Rehab
285 Cummer Avenue,
Toronto, ON M2M 2G1

Phone: 416-226-6780
Fax: 416-226-5406

Refer a patient

Referral question? Contact:

Central Booking (Inpatient Programs)
Phone:
416-226-6780 ext. 7300