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3C Seniors Care Unit Mississauga Hospital

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​As a part of COVID-19 capacity building, the 3C at Mississauga Hospital opened last fall with a focus on caring for patients requiring alternate levels of care. In order to better meet the needs of our patient population at this site, this unit has now transitioned into a Seniors Care Unit (SCU) under the leadership of the Primary Care, Rehab, CCC, Palliative and Seniors Services Program.

The SCU is a 14-bed inpatient unit that provides inter-professional care to complex older adults, similar to the Sub-Acute Geriatrics (SAGe) unit at Credit Valley Hospital. Patients will receive holistic, intensive, evidence-based care for up to three weeks, with a focus on preventing deconditioning and improving cognitive and physical outcomes.

The unit will use the 48/6 model of care to ensure all patients are assessed in six key areas of function, plus wounds, and have a care plan within 48 hours of admission. The importance of post-admission continuity of care is also emphasized to avoid future hospital admissions and transitions to long-term care.

Referral Process

The SCU will use a "pull model" where patients will be admitted after being identified and deemed appropriate through specialized geriatric triage. Most patients will arrive on the unit as transfers or from the Emergency Department (ED).

The unit will be coded in Epic as 3C (Geriatrics) Seniors Care Unit.

While patients aren’t directly admitted by a service, you can request a consult for a patient on your unit to see if they are appropriate by contacting Lilibeth Jones-Lim 3C Nurse Practitioner.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Joanisse NP, Manager, Seniors Services.