Inpatient Programs

Geriatric Rehabilitation

On Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation inpatient units, many patients are admitted post hip fracture, knee surgery, post CVA, others deconditioned from acute care medical/ surgical issues, and long stays in acute care facilities. Clients are admitted from the community on the recommendation of the Geriatric Program Assessment Team (GPAT). The goal is to help patients return safely to the community.

Geri-Rehab units accept student placements for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides and Health Unit Clerks.

Lodge 2 – 44 beds. This unit has been designated as a best practice unit for Internationally Educated Nurses

Lodge 4 – 44 beds. Nurses are a part of the Code Blue Response Team and respond to medical emergencies throughout Deer Lodge Centre.

Referral for admission is through Consult to either Geriatric Program Assessment Team at FAX at 204-982-0144 or Physician Consult at FAX 204-889-0430.

Chronic Care

Inpatient Chronic Care units have clients with complex medical issues whose care needs cannot be met on Personal Care units. Clients require ongoing medical management and multidisciplinary intervention. Clients have chronic and/ or progressive medical conditions found in Personal Care but with the addition of tracheostomies, ostomy care, enteral and parenteral nutrition, complex wound care, blood transfusions and peripheral and central intravenous therapies.

Chronic Care units accept student placements for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides and Health Unit Clerks.

Lodge 5 – 44 beds. This unit has 2 Temporary Acute Care Treatment (TACT) beds available for PCH residents.

Lodge 6 – 42 beds. This unit is equipped to provide peritoneal dialysis

Lodge 7 – 36 beds

Referrals are through the WRHA Long Term Care Access Centre. For more information, contact the Long Term Care Access Centre at 204-940-8670.

Dementia Care

Inpatient units for clients with complex care needs related to dementia. Special Needs Units (SNU) and Special Needs Behavior Units (SNBU) provide secure environments for individuals who require an integrated and multidisciplinary care plan to safely and effectively promote quality of life. Clients receive ongoing monitoring and evaluation of care and medical needs to assist individuals to live as independently as possible in a secured group environment.

Students must have background knowledge about dementia, patience and be able to respond appropriately to responsive behaviors.

This unit accepts student placement requests from Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Health Care Aides and Health Unit Clerks.

Tower 3 – 26 SNU beds, 21 SNBU beds

Lodge 3 – 11 SNBU beds

Tower 7 – 36 SNU beds

Personal Care

Inpatient Personal Care units are reserved for Veterans who require individualized care to meet their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Clients suffer form many chronic and/ or progressive medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, CVA, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, dementia, depression and Diabetes Mellitus.

Multimorbidity contributes to the complexities of meeting the client’s individualized care needs.

Personal Care units accept student placements for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides and Health Unit Clerks.

Tower 4 – 38 beds

Tower 5 – 38 beds

Tower 6 – 38 beds

Contact Veterans Affairs Canada for more information related to the eligibility criteria for admission to Personal Care units at information@vac-acc.gc.ca or 1-866-522-2122 (English) or 1-866-522-2022 (French).

Referrals are through the WRHA Long Term Care Access Centre. For more information contact the Long Term Care Access Centre at 204-940-8670.

Peritoneal Dialysis

The Peritoneal Dialysis program provides care to individuals who require assistance in managing peritoneal dialysis.

Part of the Chronic Care Program at Deer Lodge Centre and referral is through the WRHA Long Term Care Access Centre. For more information contact the Long Term Care Access Centre at 204-940-8670.

Respite Care

The Respite Care program provides short-term admission to provide a period of relief from the duties of care to family members who are the primary caregivers for individuals living in the community.