Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre (CLRC) has cancelled all wheelchair prescription and positioning clinics until May 8th, 2020. They have limited their services to meet urgent and essential requests only. Rest assured that the rehabilitation department at C.H.S.L.D. Château Westmount continues to make adjustments and repairs on wheelchairs with the resources that we have on-site.

Proper positioning of residents remains a priority, and that is why we are currently testing the idea of teleconference for future wheelchair clinics in order to provide a continuum of care for our residents.

Urgent and complex modifications will be submitted and assessed case-by-case by a special committee from CLRC. Unfortunately, all of these modifications will have to be made at the CLRC as the technicians and mechanics from CLRC are not permitted to enter the “C.H.S.L.D.”

All high-touch surfaces on the wheelchair will be disinfected before transporting the wheelchairs and after reception to limit the risk of transmission. In addition, all wheelchairs are thoroughly disinfected by our staff once a month or more often if necessary.

Please excuse any inconveniences that may arise from the implementation of these new procedures and rest assured that we are working as hard as we can to meet the evolving needs of our residents.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration,

Austin Ong, Occupational therapist