The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation promotes rehabilitation and provides financial support for the enhancement of patient care, education, research, and technology development at Alberta Health Services' Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. To date, the Foundation has raised over $10 million to enable facility renovations, conduct research, purchase new equipment and enhance rehabilitation programs. Some of the Foundation's contributions include:
The ICAN Centre for Assistive Technology, which brings adaptive technology to people with disabilities and to older adults with cognitive and sensory limitations in order to help them achieve greater independence.
The McBain Pediatric Unit which provides a family and child-friendly environment for children undergoing long-term rehabilitative care.
The Syncrude Centre for Motion and Balance, that uses highly specialized computerized technology for the assessment and treatment of patients with movement and balance disorders, for children with cerebral palsy and those with severe balance disorders.
While our current initiatives make incredible things possible for our patients, the Foundation is constantly looking ahead for ways to continue to enhance patient care. The Foundation's goal is to build a Courage Centre where state-of-the-art technology, courage and encouragement will help rebuild lives. We hope patients will soon see some amazing possibilities become reality:
Interactive environments that will allow patients and their therapists to work together while one is at home and the other is at the hospital.
A simulation suite with virtual environments, which will introduce our patients to the complexities of the real world in a safe and controlled manner.
Functional Electrical Stimulation units that will contract paralyzed or weakened muscles through pulses of electrical stimulation to produce natural and functional movements.
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Charitable Registration Number: 89101 6347 RR0001
Opened in 1964, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, geriatric and pediatric rehabilitation, as well as pediatric and geriatric psychiatry. Serving over 20,000 families each year on an inpatient, outpatient, day patient and outreach basis, the Glenrose is one of the largest freestanding tertiary rehabilitation centres in North America. We care for individuals of all ages, serving residents of central and northern Alberta, Canada's North, northwestern Saskatchewan and northeastern British Columbia.
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is unique in Alberta, devoted to the provision of complex, specialized rehabilitative care for people of all ages with primary disabilities as well as those that result from disease or injury. Rehabilitation helps to restore the skills of a person who has had an illness or injury.
At the Glenrose, the level of dedication and the skills of our rehab teams define state-of-the-art rehabilitation. Through the determination of our patients and with unwavering support from staff, our patients are finding ways to challenge their condition or injury, and go on to lead full and often extraordinary lives. Although we are ver y different from any other facility, our programs and services complement those offered by other hospitals in Alberta. At the Glenrose, we believe that our greatest strength is the courage of our patients.
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is also a training facility, teaching the rehab practitioners of tomorrow, and a research facility at the leading edge of discovering new procedures and processes for empowering patients in their progress toward a new, but equally rewarding life.