The Transition Care Unit (TCU) is designed to support the flow of patients who are ready to be discharged from hospital but are not yet ready to return home or the community. The goal of our healthcare team is to provice support and help patients regain their strength and independence. During their stay, the Social Worker will work with the patient to help them make informed decisions about their future care needs and living arrangements.
Every patient that comes into our TCU is leaving a hospital bed and freeing up the space for medically critical patients. Our priority is to ensure everyone that leaves our Transition Care Unit will be stable and settled into an appropriate community setting.
The type of patients who stay in the TCU are different from long-term care residents. The TCU accepts patients who are.
Every patient can stay in the TCU for up to 60 days. During that time there are no fees for our patients to stay in our TCU. The only costs include but not limited to medication, supplies, lab tests and any personal products.
Many patients might need their homes refurbished for wheel chair accessibility, or finding adequate community housing placements. The Social Worker is there to facilitate and organize the placement for the patient. Once the patient is released from our care, the Social Worker will continue to monitor how they are transitioning into their home environment.
The Rekai Centres, a non-profit, charitable corporation owns and operates two Long-Term Care Homes in downtown Toronto.
345 Sherbourne St, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2S3
160 Wellesley St East, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1J2