Geriatric Rehabilitation


Inpatient Geriatric Rehabilitation is for elderly patients recovering from a recent illness, injury, surgery, or any condition resulting in a loss of autonomy. As the only service of its kind in the Ottawa region, inpatient Geriatric Rehabilitation is designed to improve your functional abilities so that you may return to community living. Care in Geriatric Rehabilitation is provided by a team of health care professionals. This team will assess, treat and make recommendations to promote a safe discharge.


As part of your daily schedule, you can expect to have regular sessions with different members of the rehabilitation team with the goal to improve your level of independence. As part of your treatment plan, we also offer education and counselling for you and your family.

This service is provided in both official languages.

Admission Criteria

To be accepted into this program you should:


  • Be medically well enough and have sufficient energy to attend two, one-hour therapy sessions per day
  • Have the ability to learn and retain new information
  • Have the motivation and willingness to participate in therapy

What to Expect of your Stay

During your stay you will be dressed in street clothing and participating in therapy sessions throughout the day.


What to Bring

  • Your clothing should be comfortable and easy to put on and take off. (E.g. jogging pants and sweatshirts)
  • Shoes and slippers should be solid, comfortable, and suitable for walking with low heels and good grip soles. (E.g. running shoes)
  • Glasses and hearing aids, if applicable
  • Bring any equipment you are already using. (E.g. walker, cane, wheelchair)

Please do not bring jewellery or other valuables as the hospital is not responsible if they are lost or stolen.


Discharge Planning

We begin your discharge planning the day you arrive. Throughout your stay, the treatment team will assist you and your family in planning your discharge to an appropriate and safe environment that will meet your needs.


Accommodation and Cost

Our facility provides three types of accommodations (private, semi-private, and ward). Provincial health insurance (i.e. OHIP/RAMQ) covers the cost of a ward room. If requesting preferred accommodation, additional charges will apply. If you have separate/additional private health insurance coverage, you are encouraged to contact your insurance company to confirm the level of accommodation covered by your policy.



Provincial referral form

To refer, please complete this form, encrypt it, and email it to BruyereClinicalAdmissions@bruyere.org or fax 613-562-6095. 


43 Bruyère Street

Ottawa ON, K1N 5C8
Tel.: 613-562-6262, extension 1488