Richmond Hill, March 4, 2015 – The Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.
Heroes in the Home is a chance to say 'thank you' in a very special way to the caregivers who make it possible for people to stay safe, healthier and able to manage living in their own home.
These heroes are the family members, friends or community volunteers who step up to provide loving care and that extra little bit of support, day in and day out. And the health professionals, such as personal support workers, care coordinators, nurses and therapists, who go above and beyond the call of duty.
"People who provide care in the home are the unsung heroes of our communities," says Jo-anne Marr, Chief Executive Officer of the Central CCAC. "Heroes in the Home is an acknowledgment and a celebration of their important contributions to the health system and partnership in providing compassionate, person-focused care."
Nominations are now being accepted until May 1, 2015 under these criteria:
- Informal caregivers can be nominated by anyone
- Health care professionals must be nominated by a patient or the patient's family
- All nominees must provide care to someone living in the Central CCAC region
All heroes will be honoured and receive a certificate of recognition at a special ceremony on June 18, 2015 in Markham. Visit healthcareathome.ca/central/en/heroes-in-the-home to nominate your caregiving hero today.
About Central CCAC
The Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) coordinates quality in-home and community-based care, long-term care placement and information and referral services for over 77,862 people each year. It serves more than 1.8 million people who live in the highly diverse communities of South Simcoe, York Region, North York and areas of northern Toronto. The Central CCAC is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Cheryl Cheung, Senior Manager, Communications
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