Reintegration Care Unit (RCU)

For many years, CAH has worked with its partners and the LHINs serving the Greater Toronto Area to develop a continuum of care in French that is accessible and available when and where it is needed. The new transition unit meets the needs of hospitalized seniors who no longer require the intensive resources and services of a hospital but cannot return home immediately due to a lack of support services or adaptations needed to ensure their autonomy and safety on site. The transitional care unit is an essential part of this continuum, and the logical continuation of an approach initiated by CAH 40 years ago, to ensure the well-being of Francophone seniors.

Since September 2018, the Francophone community has had access to two small private rooms in Place Saint-Laurent, in a new respite and transitional care unit managed by CAH and exclusively reserved for Francophones residing in the City of Toronto. Hospitals can now refer their French-speaking clients to CAH’s French-language transitional care.

CAH adds a vital Francophone service to the health continuum!

The nature of CAH’s RCU
Clients in this unit receive 24-hour supportive care provided by a team of Francophone personal support workers. Depending on their needs and capacity, these clients may also benefit from the programs and services offered in French by CAH (personal care, meals, assistance in preparing breakfast, support and navigation of the health system), as well as the Adult Day Program, which offers physical and cognitive activation in a group and personalized. For more information, call 416-365-3350, ext. 242 or email us at

Cost of RCU
This initiative is fully subsidized and therefore free of charge for the client. Established with the support of the Toronto Central LHIN, the Francophone Reintegration Care Unit is now an integral part of a larger initiative in the City of Toronto, supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, to facilitate this type of transition.