Healthy Living

Humber River Hospital’s comprehensive senior’s program provides care to patients over the age of 65. We offer services in the hospital through our clinics and services. We also provide support in the community through our Geriatric Outreach Team.

Our goal is to help seniors maintain an optimal level of living in their home, and provide excellent care in the hospital when they need it.

Humber River Hospital is proud to provide a comprehensive program to care for seniors in the hospital and in the community. Our programs and services provide care, help patients care for themselves at home, and help prevent injury and hospital visits.

Our inpatient acute care unit treats patients with acute illness. The unit also focuses on maintaining functional ability.

Our healthy living clinic helps patients going through changes in their physical, mental or functional ability. This could mean:

  • Suffering a fall
  • Impaired mobility
  • Experiencing dementia
  • Experiencing delirium
  • Change in mood
  • Decreased ability for self-care
  • Major changes in support needs
  • Caregiver stress
  • Consideration of institutional placement
  • Safety concerns
  • Sudden increase in use of health care services over the last 6 months

We are also proud to have a strong falls prevention program in place. We also teach seniors in our community how to help prevent falls at home. Patients in this program will:

  • Receive a consultation and physiotherapy assessment to determine needs.
  • Participate in group exercise classes to improve strength, balance and walking ability.
  • Learn about strategies to improve safety at home.
  • Learn about resources in the community that can help.
  • Develop a customized home exercise program.

Resources

Tips to prevent falls

More seniors’ health publications

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Dr. Andrew Baker

Dr. Andrew Baker

Geriatrics

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Dr. Daniel Chipeta

Geriatrics

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Dr. Adam Krajewski

Geriatrics

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Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)

This unit cares for elderly patients. While treating acute illness, we also focus on maintaining functional ability.

Level 12

416-242-1000 x41250

Ambulatory clinic laboratory

This clinic collects blood from patients attending our clinics.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x62400

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Falls prevention program

This program teaches seniors how to reduce their falls risk at home, and in the community.

Level 1 - Portal C

416-242-1000 x21800

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

General surgery

Our general surgeons support departments throughout the hospital.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x23450

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Healthy living clinic

This clinic helps patients who have experienced a recent change in their physical, mental or functional ability.

Level 1 - Portal C

416-242-1000 x21800

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Intensive Care Unit

This unit is for adults with acute, life-threatening illness or injuries requiring  specialized care.

Level 6

416 242-1000
x44050 (East)
x44000 (West)

Inpatient hours

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine takes images of many parts of the body, including the lungs, heart and skeletal system.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x63823

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Surgical pre-screening clinic

This clinic provides care to patients before they go into surgery. The clinic assesses and educates patients so they are prepared. The clinic supports patients with special needs or language barriers.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x23200

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Acute pain service

This service is a specialized inter-professional team that provides evidence-based pain and symptom management to post-operative inpatients. The team collaborates with surgical services to maximize patient’s comfort, satisfaction and recovery.

24/7

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) machine

Medical Imaging

BMD is the use of x-rays to measure bone mineral density.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63601

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Computed Tomography (CT) scans

Medical Imaging

CT scanners use x-rays to produce 2D or 3D images of parts of your body. Our new machines are bariatric-friendly and are quieter than standard units.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Critical Care Response Team

Our CCRT helps enhance patient safety by increasing access to critical care across the hospital. Comprised of specially trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists, the CCRT exports the skills of the ICU to empower healthcare professionals to act when they feel that a patient has the potential to become critically ill.

Emergency

416 242-1000 x44050 (east), 44000 (west)

24/7

General radiography

Medical Imaging

General radiography includes radiography and fluoroscopy. Radiography is the use of x-rays to acquire 2D images of the body. Fluoroscopy is the use of x-rays for real-time visualization of body structures.

Level 2

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

416-242-1000 x63000

Geriatric Outreach Team

Portal C

416 242-1000 x21817

Laboratory medicine

Humber River Hospital’s laboratory provides service throughout the hospital.

Level 2

(416) 242-1000 x61000

Laboratory services

Laboratory services assists every department in the hospital. Our dedicated team, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment assists health providers to diagnose diseases in blood, tissues and fluids. Our laboratory staff work collaboratively throughout our hospital to ensure timely and accurate results and diagnosis.

Laboratory services

416-242-1000 x61000

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Medical Imaging

An MRI a strong magnetic field to generate images of your body. It takes pictures of parts of the body that don’t show up well in x-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds. Our MRI units are bariatric-friendly and quieter than most machines.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Psychogeriatric outreach team

This team is composed of nurses with expertise in psychogeriatrics, along with a psychogeriatrician. Together, they provide assessment, treatment and short-term follow-up for residents over 65 years old.

416 242-1000 x43000

Ultrasound

Medical Imaging

An ultrasound uses high-frequency waves to take images of the inside of your body.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday