Rainycrest to begin admitting residents

Press Release

Riverside Health Care is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has lifted the cease to admissions order for Rainycrest Long Term Care. As a result, Rainycrest will begin admitting new residents on March 11, 2019.
“We wish to acknowledge the MOHLTC for their support and approval of our admission plan,” said Riverside in a press release yesterday afternoon.
“We are working closely with the Home and Community Care Team from the North West Local Health Integration Network (NW LHIN) to ensure a smooth process as we transition residents into their new home.
“Our partnership with Extendicare Assist, in support of management oversight for the home, ensures we continue to improve the experience and satisfaction of our residents and families,” Riverside added.
The reopening of the home is a tribute to the commitment and dedication of staff and management across Riverside Health Care.
While the Rainycrest Team has been focusing efforts on addressing compliance orders, enhancing care and implementing a new resident information system, our other team’s at La Verendrye General Hospital, Emo Health Centre and the Rainy River Health Centre have been providing quality care to almost double the regular patient volume.
“It is the resilience and exceptional efforts of our staff, management, board and physicians that have brought us to this point today,” noted Riverside.
“We would also like to thank patients, residents, families, caregivers, volunteers, auxiliaries, family and resident councils, and the district for their ongoing support during these challenging times.
“We ask for your patience as residents transition from hospitals and our communities to Rainycrest.
“Our approved admission plan anticipates our hospitals will reach normal patient levels within two months, and Rainycrest will reach full capacity within four months,” Riverside added.
Riverside Health Care remains committed to providing excellent quality care in a safe and healthy environment, with the well-being of our residents a continued focus and priority.
Further updates will be provided as they become available.