What is the Adult Team?
The goal of the Adult Team is to maximize independence and self care of people who have challenges caused by:
- traumatic brain injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- complex strokes
- neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- a wide range of other acquired or inherited neurological conditions
Individuals may be seen as inpatients, outpatients or on outreach. They may be seen by a single service or by an interdisciplinary team. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of the clients.
Our team includes professionals in:
- Clinical Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Physiatry (physician specialists in rehabilitation)
- Recreation Therapy
- Pastoral Care
- Social Work, and
- Speech-Language Pathology
Photo Caption: 3 Adult Team inpatients eat ice cream out of the American Hockey League (AHL) Calder Cup with Eric Neilson who came to share it with a patient injured in a hockey accident. Photograph taken by Brian Smith.
The patient and their family/caregivers are an important part of the team. At SCCR they are encouraged to participate in goal setting and treatment planning.
Services we offer
There are 20 inpatient beds available for individuals who need highly specialized services. Inpatients receive daily treatment from a team of healthcare professionals and a physician. There is at least one family conference and each patient's progress is reviewed at a weekly meeting.
A detailed treatment plan is developed and is directed toward achieving the goals of both patient and the team. Plans for discharge begin early and continue throughout the patient's stay. Often, there are outpatient follow-up appointments and outpatient services with, for example, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or social work.
Transitional Living Suites (TLS)
These accessible and self-contained living spaces on site at SCCR are designed for patients requiring intensive assessment and/or rehabilitation but who do not require intensive nursing care.
Some single service outpatient services are offered in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, and social work. We also offer limited outpatient service in clinical dietetics, recreation therapy, and speech-language pathology through some of our specialized clinics.
The Adult Team has 4 speciality clinics:
- Neuromuscular Disease Clinic
- ALS Coordinated Care
- Adolescent Independence Program
- Orthotics Clinic
To view more on the Specialty Clinics, please follow this link.
Adult team staff will consult on specific patients or general disorder areas with professionals around the province, either in person or by videoconference. This is done upon request, or as determined by the team, pending staffing and budget availability.
Adult team staff will provide educational sessions to professionals, stakeholder groups, or the public, either in person or by videoconference. In order to request a session, or to make a suggestion on a presentation topic, please complete the Adult Team Educational Outreach Questionnaire and fax it to the Adult Team at 506-447-4429.
We strive to use the latest available technologies to provide rehab services at a distance in order to best serve our patients around the province. For more information please refer to our section on Videoconferencing.
Atlantic Canada's first therapeutic park is now open, a place where patients of all ages can practice their independence skills in the fresh air. For guidelines on use of the park, please refer to the Therapeutic Park Self-Orientation form.
What to expect
If you are referred to our inpatient services, please refer to our Inpatient and Family Handbook.
Photo Caption: A patient with the Adult Team plays the guitar using a foot strummer at the Stan Cassidy Music in the Park event.
If you are referred to our outpatient services:
- You will be contacted with the date and time of your appointment either by telephone or by mail.
- If your health status changes prior to your appointment, please contact your family physician or the referring physician for guidance and/or consultation.
- On the day of your appointment:
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Check in at reception when you arrive, and present your Medicare card.
- Parking is available in the front of our building for those with a wheelchair accessible pass. Alternate parking is available in the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital Parking Lot. Upon check in, please ask our receptionist for a parking pass.
- Please bring any related equipment (e.g., wheelchair, walker, braces) to your appointment if applicable.
- Should you require any assistance, please make arrangements to have someone accompany you.
- Notify the Adult Team office immediately should you have to change/cancel this appointment: 506-452-5510.
- In the case of severe weather conditions, please call ahead to make sure your appointment is still on.
How to be referred
Individuals must be referred by their family doctor or a specialist. Referrals are reviewed by a pre-admissions committee to ensure they are directed to the appropriate service.
In order to be referred to the Adult Program, please have your physician or specialist complete the SCCR Rehabilitation Services Request form and fax it to 506-452-5190 or mail it to the address included on the form. Please include relevant medical reports and other supporting documentation to the referral.
What is the cost of services
There is no charge for the services offered by the Adult Team. The cost for these services is covered through the provincial Medicare system, with the exception of Adaptive Driving Services.
Contact the Adult Team office immediately should you have to change/cancel this appointment: 506-452-5510.
- Do you have brochures that outline your services that I can
give out to patients and
Yes, the Adult Neurological Rehab Services pamphlet and Inpatient and Family Handbook.
Attn.: Adult Team
800 Priestman Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Adult Team Secretary
Adult Team Manager
Senior Clinical Nurse
Photo Caption: Suffering froma spinal cord injury (SCI), this patient uses a stander with the help of her Adult Team physiotherapist, Melony.