Intensive functional rehabilitation program (RFI)

This program is for people 16 and over with significant and persistent motor disabilities that stem from either congenital or trauma/illness-induced neurological or musculoskeletal issues, who require specialized rehabilitation services, e.g. people with stroke, TBI, severe orthopedic injury or amputation.

To be eligible for this program, clients must be able to participate in intensive rehabilitation services, including daily activities in their living environment, on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

37 beds are available for inpatient services, and 7 for outpatient services; these 7 rehabilitation beds are also used for clients other than those with physical disabilities. This clientele must have musculoskeletal issues related to their physical health or multi-systemic problems also related to their physical health, and must require a minimum of 2 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation services.

How do I access the services?

To access the Intensive functional rehabilitation program, a referral letter must be sent by a physician to the ID-PD-ASD program access point, accompanied by a summary of the health records, with the information requested on the last page of the admission application form.


The onsite team is an interdisciplinary team made up of the following professionals:

  • Rehabilitation assistant
  • Special educator
  • Occupational therapist
  • Nurse and nursing assistant
  • Kinesiologist
  • Nutritionist
  • General practitioner
  • Speech therapist
  • Social worker
  • Pediatrician
  • Physiatrist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Orderly
  • Psycho-educator
  • Psychologist
  • Other specialist (upon request)

The purpose of this program is to provide medical, nursing and rehabilitation services and to help clients receive the intensive interventions needed to achieve optimal functional independence and return to their living environment.

The program includes:

  • Multidisciplinary needs assessments and interventions in relation to clients’ lifestyles or returning to their living environment.
  • Overall assessments of nursing care interventions and needs.
  • Medical needs assessment and medical care (general practice and physiatry).
  • Clinical nutrition interventions (tube feeding, swallowing, etc.)
  • While in care, provision of technical motor aids and long-term technical needs assessment (wheelchair, walker, etc.).
  • Muscle strengthening, walking training, improving balance, prosthetics training.
  • Neuropsychological assessments for some clients.
  • Psychosocial assessments for homologation of a mandate or for opening protective supervision, where applicable.
  • Needs assessments for a request for residential placement at the end of the rehabilitation process, where applicable.
  • Psychosocial support assessments and interventions for clients and their relatives to help them adjust to the impacts of motor impairment and returning home.
  • Discharge interventions with referral to partners, if applicable, or outpatient programs or services (outside of CRR La RessourSe).

Main group interventions

  • Walking group: to improve clients’ walking pattern, reduce their fear of falling when getting around and improve balance.
  • Simple or complicated breakfast: to work on and practice all the steps in preparing a meal
  • Collective Kitchen: to help clients carry out tasks related to meal planning and preparation.
  • Let’s Talk Progress: to give clients in a shared living environment the opportunity to discuss their personal progress and rehabilitation care and help them identify the progress they have made.
  • What’s Happening to Me? : Information, discussions, awareness exercises and presentations on strokes for clients and their relatives.

Where are services provided?

The intensive rehabilitation program is centralized at the point of service in Gatineau:
135 St-Raymond Blvd.
Tel.: 819 777-6269