St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) offers a low-intensity rehabilitation program and a general/stroke rehabilitation program to those who have experienced a health event, such as chronic heart failure or stroke. Low-intensity and general/stroke rehabilitation are options when patients are stable enough to leave an acute care hospital, but not yet strong enough to return home.

More information about low-intensity and general/stroke rehabilitation is provided below.

SJHCG also offers a number of outpatient rehabilitation programs at the Hasenfratz Rehabilitation Pavillion. These programs support people of all ages who need general rehabilitation after a medical event, accident, or stroke.

View additional information about our outpatient rehabilitation programs.

Low-Intensity and General/Stroke Rehabilitation

The low-intensity and rehab/stroke rehabilitation program aims to support patients in improving their strength, independence, and quality of life.

SJHCG has 27 rehabilitation beds and 15 to 17 low-intensity rehabilitation beds. Upon discharge, patients can access our outpatient rehabilitation programs.

A Space that Promotes Healing

SJHCG has a number of safe and accessible spaces where patients work to improve their functional ability and confidence in performing regular day-to-day tasks.

Our therapy gym offers a wide variety of equipment to suit the unique needs of patients. Working with the rehabilitation team, patients use a variety of techniques to regain their strength and mobility.

Regaining confidence and independence also includes interacting with others in a social capacity. Our dining room offers inpatients an inviting space to work on eating independently while enjoying the company of their peers.

View additional information about our Nutrition and Food Services

In addition to indoor space, patients have access to our one-of-a-kind, outdoor rehabilitation garden. The Pearson Motion Rehabilitation Garden allows patients to spend time outdoors to practice navigating everyday tasks like gardening and getting in and out of a car.

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For more information about rehabilitation services at SJHCG, please contact Home and Community Care Support Services – Waterloo Wellington, at 1-888-883-3313 or visit their website at Home and Community Care Waterloo Wellington LHIN (