Recreation Therapy goes virtual
With group sizes limited and physical distancing a new normal, West Park’s Recreation Therapy department had to get creative – and digital – to adapt their programming to the new COVID-19 world. And they rose to the challenge. Read about how Recreation Therapy has been delivering patient care and how patients are adapting.
TELUS helps West Park patients stay connected
TELUS, with West Park’s Information Technology, Patient Experience and Recreation Therapy departments, is providing mobile devices to patients so they can connect with family and friends. Learn more.
Dropping off essential items for patients
Essential items can only be dropped off Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Only essential items such as electronic devise and minimal clothing or shoes will be accepted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the unit Care Coordinator prior to dropping off items. To see the list of acceptable items and the contact list for care co-ordinators, visit here.
Staying Connected using Technology
Staying connected with family and friends while respecting social distancing requirements can be a challenge during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Our Patient Experience, Recreation Therapy and Information Technology departments recognize this, and collaborated to create this guide to Staying Connected. Click here or on image for large-view PDF
Not everyone is familiar with the technology that enables us to connect virtually. This guide gives a thorough summary of what's available to you.
We've even included free virtual events and resources that will help combat the isolation and anxiety you may feel.
If you are a West Park patient, talk to a recreation therapist about getting connected. Recreation Therapy can even loan out devices on a case-by-case basis.