Welcome to the Community Geriatrics Unit (UTRF)

The team of competent professionals in the Community Geriatrics Unit at Jeffery Hale provides assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation services for seniors with reduced autonomy. We make every effort to find out why you’re becoming less independent and get you back on your feet.

In the Québec health system, this program is known as a Transitional Functional Rehabilitation Unit or UTRF. For more information on the all the UTRFs in the Capitale-Nationale region, see the UTRF pamphlet.

The Community Geriatrics Unit at the Jeffery Hale (UTRF) serves people age 65 or over with reduced autonomy in the Greater Québec City region.  The following teams of professionals work in partnership in the rehabilitation unit:

  • Management and liaison team
  • Medical team
  • Healthcare team (nurses, nursing assistants, and orderlies)
  • Rehabilitation team (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation therapist)
  • Psychosocial and spiritual team
  • Nutrition team
  • Pharmacy team


Seniors can be referred to the Community Geriatrics Unit (UTRF) by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or social worker. 


The Community Geriatrics Unit (UTRF) has 16 beds. Stays in the unit usually last a few weeks.


You must have a valid health insurance card.  The rates for private and semi-private hospital rooms are set under the Hospital Insurance Act.  For more information, visit the Services Québec website.


Care is provided to residents of the Community Geriatrics Unit (UTRF) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To contact us

For more information about the Community Geriatrics Unit (UTRF) at Jeffery Hale, please refer to the welcome guide, call 418-684-JEFF (5333)/1-888 984-5333, ext. 11820, or use the form on the Contact Us page.