Toronto, April 5, 2016 – Every day, caregivers improve the lives of others in our community – and residents are encouraged to nominate them for the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)'s second annual Heroes in the Home recognition program.
The program invites citizens to nominate outstanding caregivers who, through their efforts, help others remain healthy and independent at home. Any volunteer or professional caregiver can be nominated for the award: a family member, friend, care coordinator, nurse, therapist or other health care worker. Nominees might include a wife caring for her chronically-ill husband, a son helping his elderly mother live independently, or a personal support worker whose home visits are essential to a person with disabilities.
"Caregivers truly are the unsung heroes of the health care system," says Stacey Daub, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Central CCAC. "Through their efforts, they make it possible for others to live with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. Whether the support they provide is clinical, such as providing nursing care, practical, such as delivering warm meals or helping with personal tasks, or simply comes in the form of a listening ear and kind smile, each is heroic to the person they serve. It is our great privilege to honour them."
All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and be invited to a ceremony this spring. Nominations for Heroes in the Home will be accepted until April 15, 2016.
For more information or to nominate a special caregiver, please visit http://healthcareathome.ca/torontocentral
or call 416-217-3820, ext. 2506.
About Toronto Central CCAC
Toronto Central CCAC connects people across Toronto with quality in-home, clinic and community-based health care. We provide information, direct access to qualified care providers and community-based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home. In any given month we serve a population of nearly 1.5 million residents of the Toronto area with their care needs. In any given month, we support:
- More than 19,000 people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds
- 400 adults receiving rehabilitation services
- 23,000 information and referral inquiries
- The transition to a long-term care home for 240 clients
- 600 individuals to die at home with dignity
- 1,700 kids getting support at their schools
- 7,000 home care clients, saving thousands of hospital days