Health Care Team

Meeting your health care team.

A typical health care team consists of the resident, the family, registered nurses, personal care assistants, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, activity aides, a social worker, a dietitian, a pastoral caregiver, a pharmacist and the family physician. Professional nursing care is provided on a 24-hour basis. The unit clerk, located at the nursing station, can assist with any questions residents have. The resident’s family physician can continue to provide care, as long as he or she has admitting privileges with one of the Providence Health Care hospitals. Staff can also provide a list of physicians, should you need one. It is very important that the resident and/or family have a discussion early on with the doctor about the kinds of medical care considered acceptable. Key topics include resuscitation, end- of- life decisions, blood transfusions and/or intravenous (IV) therapy.