Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation
Adjoining the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. This facility is a leader in neurological rehabilitation, taking an interdisciplinary healthcare team approach to providing their patients with the best care.
Patients from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island of all ages, and complex paediatric patients from Nova Scotia are seen at SCCR. It is one of two rehabilitation facilities in Canada that cares for patients through their entire lives. The medical and therapeutic teams provide services via five avenues: in-patient, out-patient, tele-rehab, outreach and expert consult.
SCCR services include a full suite of assistive technology: adaptive seating and driving, augmentative communications, and rehab engineering. This section of the facility consists of a full-size machine shop, machinists, an inventor, and test vehicles on site! The SCCR is home to the only fully functioning therapeutic park in Canada, and has more transitional living suites than any other rehab in the country!
The pediatric services consist of two specialized teams: the neuromotor team, and the autism team. The neuromotor interdisciplinary team consists of: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, physiatry, speech-language pathology, dietetics, social work, psychology, nursing and education.
The goal of the SCCR team, that work with adult patients, is to maximize independence and promote self-care by meeting individual needs. Members of each personalized healthcare team may include: clinical dietetics, neuropsychology, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, physiatry, recreational therapy, pastoral care, social work, and speech-language pathology.
Jeff Sparks, National Director of Volunteer Engagement and Organizational Development at Muscular Dystrophy Canada, has benefitted from the services at the SCCR.
“The team at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation on a daily basis provide resources, information and tools to support those with complex needs in achieving improved quality of life, independence and enhanced health outcomes. From my personal perspective, I have worked with multiple Occupational Therapists, a Physiotherapist, a Respiratory Therapist and Physiatrist, who all work together as a multidisciplinary team to ensure that all aspects of my care are lined up. On a few occasions, when I was in crisis, they were ready to jump in and help! I don’t know what I would do without this amazing team.”
For more information on the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation please visit: www.stancassidy.ca
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