Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, along with existing facilities in our communities, is working to transition patients out of the hospital when hospital level care is no longer required. They are partnered with Hospice Muskoka (Andy’s house) which provides 5 beds for palliative patients with a prognosis of 3 months or less so that they can receive specialized palliative care outside of the hospital setting. Hospice is also supporting patients in a symptom crisis who have a goal of returning home when the crisis has resolved. MAHC has also partnered with Muskoka Hills Retirement Villas which provides a supportive transitional environment for patients who are awaiting a more permanent placement.

Transitional beds allow patients to receive the care they need in the setting that is right for them. It allows them to move out of the hospital while still receiving the care they need, whether time to get stronger, time to recuperate, or time to move through a waitlist at their desired end location.