VHA Home HealthCare

VHA Home HealthCare We're a not-for-profit charitable organization that offers 24/7 health care and support services.

"Our PSW Vivian is very much a member of our family. My mum loves her like a daughter and I think of her as my sister. J...
11/15/2023

"Our PSW Vivian is very much a member of our family. My mum loves her like a daughter and I think of her as my sister. Just having her here makes me feel secure," says Mary, daughter of VHA client Lorraine.

Each year through the Client Choice Awards, we celebrate the remarkable difference that care providers like Vivian make for their clients and families:

VHA is made up of caring and committed people who truly want to help and love what they do. In every role, VHA team members lead with purpose, build bonds t...

This  , check out this Canadian Healthcare Technology piece all about VHA's vision for transforming how technology can i...
11/14/2023

This , check out this Canadian Healthcare Technology piece all about VHA's vision for transforming how technology can improve clients’ and care providers’ experiences, and how our partners at GoldCare are helping to bring it to life:

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) has a vision for how technology can improve their clients’ and care providers’ experiences, and Canadian software vendor GoldCare is helping to bring it to life. […]

This Remembrance Day, our VHA community honours those who serve and who have served.
11/11/2023

This Remembrance Day, our VHA community honours those who serve and who have served.

"I get really excited about people meeting their goals," says Physiotherapist Audrey Letouze, who is a 2023 Client Choic...
11/08/2023

"I get really excited about people meeting their goals," says Physiotherapist Audrey Letouze, who is a 2023 Client Choice Award winner.

When it comes to client William's cancer recovery journey, Audrey has been helping him do just that:

VHA is made up of caring and committed people who truly want to help and love what they do. In every role, VHA team members lead with purpose, build bonds t...

We're hosting an IN-PERSON Open House this Saturday, November 11 for various nursing and occupational therapy positions....
11/06/2023

We're hosting an IN-PERSON Open House this Saturday, November 11 for various nursing and occupational therapy positions. Come see why VHA is the choice for you and join us as we build bonds that matter and and lead with purpose in the communities we serve. The event will be running at our head office at 30 Soudan Avenue in Toronto from 9am-4pm. Register at https://intsignup.indeed.com/interview/10fec149-78c9-4dc1-adf7-7ac9c409a1a3.

VHA's Research and Innovation team has had an exciting week at AGE-WELL's AgeTech Innovation Week and envisAGE Annual Fo...
10/27/2023

VHA's Research and Innovation team has had an exciting week at AGE-WELL's AgeTech Innovation Week and envisAGE Annual Forum! It's always wonderful to connect with likeminded networks about our shared goal of developing digital solutions to help Canadians better age in place, with clients and families at the centre.

10/26/2023

In every role, VHA team members lead with purpose, build bonds that matter, and are passionate about providing high quality care, with great heart, to the communities we serve.

VHA’s annual Client Choice Awards give clients and families an opportunity to nominate and recognize care providers who have really made a difference in their lives.

We are so excited to share their stories with you. Meet 2023 Client Choice Award winner Personal Support Worker Almaz Abebe and her clients Berardo and Livia. Thanks for watching!

Small Changes. Big Impact. Safer Care. Join us as we explore a new approach to improving safety for all during Canadian ...
10/23/2023

Small Changes. Big Impact. Safer Care. Join us as we explore a new approach to improving safety for all during Canadian Patient Safety Week, October 23–27! Learn more and register now: http://ExploreSaferCare.ca

It’s   round-up time! We had a great time attending and presenting alongside our colleagues and fellow OCSA members in t...
10/20/2023

It’s round-up time! We had a great time attending and presenting alongside our colleagues and fellow OCSA members in the community care sector this week. Here are some of our highlights:

VHA President & CEO Dr. Kathryn Nichol kicks off day-two of the conference with an introduction to Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa’s inspiring keynote presentation about empowering teams through authentic leadership.

Katherine Zagrodney, PhD, Senior Research Associate - Quantitative Research Lead at VHA and OCSA CEO Deborah Simon share exciting findings through their breakout session 'Unlocking Potential: The Power of Wage Parity in Home and Community Care'.

Nicole Iancovitz, Manager, Digital Transformation and Kristy Yan, Senior Project Manager, talk about empowering client centered care through the myVHA client portal and the future of digital healthcare.

From all of us at VHA, thank you to Ontario Community Support Association and the event’s many presenters for the fabulous opportunity for inspiration, innovation, and knowledge sharing!

10/16/2023

When Visiting Nurse Ash*ta Ritchie begins caring for any client, she says her goal is to get them back to their 100%.

In every role, VHA team members are passionate about providing high quality care, with great heart. VHA’s annual Client Choice Awards give clients and families an opportunity to nominate and recognize care providers who have really made a difference in their lives.

Meet 2023 Client Choice Award winner Ash*ta and her client Patricia.

  that October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada? OTs at VHA provide important support for clients and families of...
10/13/2023

that October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada? OTs at VHA provide important support for clients and families of all ages by helping them manage disability and illness in the comfort of their home to enhance quality of life and independence. This month, we're spotlighting Jana Ferma, who is in a new Rapid Access OT role at VHA. This role is testing out a new model of care to help provide greater access to OT services for our clients. Learn more https://www.vha.ca/news/vha-pilot-project-provides-rapid-access-to-care-for-eligible-occupational-therapy-clients/

October is Community Support Month! VHA'S Community Support Staff and Volunteers play a key role in making a difference ...
10/02/2023

October is Community Support Month! VHA'S Community Support Staff and Volunteers play a key role in making a difference for our clients and their families each and every day.

Thank you to our home support workers, cleaners, hoarding and clutter coaches, sitters, child and family support workers and volunteers that make up our awesome Community Support and Volunteer team. We honour and salute your hard work and commitment to keeping some of our most vulnerable clients safe. Happy Community Support Month!

VHA is made up of caring and committed people who truly want to help and love what they do.In every role, VHA team membe...
09/22/2023

VHA is made up of caring and committed people who truly want to help and love what they do.

In every role, VHA team members lead with purpose, build bonds that matter, and are passionate about providing high quality care, with great heart, to the communities we serve.

We are so excited to announce our 2023 Client Choice Awardees, Honourable Mentions and Nominees and share their stories with you!

https://www.vha.ca/news/celebrating-vhas-2023-client-choice-awards/

VHA is made up of caring and committed people who truly want to help and love what they do. In every role, VHA team members lead with purpose, build bonds that matter, and are passionate about providing high quality care, with great heart, to the communities we serve. VHA’s annual Client Choice Aw...

New research by VHA and Ontario Community Support Association is hot off the press!"Economic Evidence for Home and Commu...
09/08/2023

New research by VHA and Ontario Community Support Association is hot off the press!

"Economic Evidence for Home and Community Care Investment: The Case for Ontario Personal Support Workers' Wage Parity" published this month in Longwoods Healthcare Policy, uses available PSW wage data to build an evidence-based business case to demonstrate that even with equitable pay for point-of-care providers working in the sector, home and community care remains a less expensive option for delivering care in Ontario.

Learn more ➡ https://www.ocsa.on.ca/newly-published-research-supports-investment-in-home-and-community-care

(Toronto, Ontario. September 7, 2023.) Research has just been published that provides data to support investing in home and community care in Ontario. 

09/07/2023

(Toronto, Ontario. September 7, 2023.) Research has just been published that provides data to support investing in home and community care in Ontario. 

VHA is undergoing a digital transformation, and we have big goals! This  , we'd like to introduce you to Herbert Dellosa...
09/05/2023

VHA is undergoing a digital transformation, and we have big goals! This , we'd like to introduce you to Herbert Dellosa, Manager of IT Operations. As part of the Digital Solutions and Support Team, Herbert will lead the IT Service Desk and Technical Support team. Here's what he had to say about what he's most looking forward to in his new role:

"I'm excited to support VHA's digital transformation. Together we'll ensure to "keep the lights on" by identifying, analyzing, and solving issues before they occur with cross-teams automation workflows. We'll also ensure technology support 24x7x365 for all our users while maintaining a resilient and secured VHA data infrastructure."

We can't wait to see what Herbert and his team have in store for all of us at VHA!

We've been re-designated a Best Practice Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario for the...
08/29/2023

We've been re-designated a Best Practice Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario for the 2023-2025 term!

VHA has proudly been a since 2015. Since then, we've implemented nine Best Practice Guidelines. We're looking forward to our continued journey. Read more about this work at https://lnkd.in/grmYxtNf

Famous for its diversity, waterfront, sports teams, restaurants and music scene, Canada’s biggest city is a wonderful pl...
08/15/2023

Famous for its diversity, waterfront, sports teams, restaurants and music scene, Canada’s biggest city is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year. But with the cold Canadian climate turning off many visitors, truly comes alive over the summer months.

If you have plans to visit the city this summer—or live nearby and want to make the most of your staycation—here are some amazing places to see and events to catch to help people of all ages make the most out of summer!

https://www.vha.ca/blog/summer-activities-for-older-adults-in-toronto/

We're excited to announce a new partnership with York Region (The Regional Municipality of York) to support residents th...
08/02/2023

We're excited to announce a new partnership with York Region (The Regional Municipality of York) to support residents through our Rebound and Reclaim: Wraparound Approach for Eviction and Homeless Prevention program. The service will offer extreme cleaning, hoarding and home supports for individuals to remain safe and housed. We're thrilled to be able to offer these essential services to even more individuals in our wider VHA community. Stay tuned for updates as the program gets started!

Learn more about our services: https://lnkd.in/gpDTd23u

Warm welcomes to our newly appointed Board Members, Bryan Dinh, Chief Commercial Officer for Switch Health; Sarah Downey...
07/31/2023

Warm welcomes to our newly appointed Board Members, Bryan Dinh, Chief Commercial Officer for Switch Health; Sarah Downey, President and CEO, CAMH; and Rob Lee, VP, Digital Health & Chief Information Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre!

They each bring unique skills and a commitment to a better and more integrated health care system with home and community care as an integral part of the system. Meet our new Board Members: https://lnkd.in/gG9D5wkh

As a peer support to parents, Child and Family volunteers visit in-home once per week for 3 hours to offer relief and su...
07/21/2023

As a peer support to parents, Child and Family volunteers visit in-home once per week for 3 hours to offer relief and support the mental health of new parents by caring for children ages 0-4 and connecting them to resources and supports in the community. Apply today at www.vha.ca/volunteer/

"We need to be villages again," says VHA PSW Kaila Jonsen. When Kaila noticed many of her clients struggling with rising...
07/19/2023

"We need to be villages again," says VHA PSW Kaila Jonsen. When Kaila noticed many of her clients struggling with rising grocery store prices, she took matters into her own hands. Read her story via torontodotcom

A personal support worker, Kaila Jonsen knows things about people she works with that even their families don’t, like how much many have cut back on food.

⏳ There are just over 2 weeks left to apply for VHA's 2023-2024 Graduate Research Award!Awardees receive sponsorship to ...
07/13/2023

⏳ There are just over 2 weeks left to apply for VHA's 2023-2024 Graduate Research Award!

Awardees receive sponsorship to engage in research that will diversify the research capacity and expertise in the home and community sector.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity and apply today at https://lnkd.in/gmYjEraH

Kudos to our team of Child and Family Support Workers, who recently completed their certification with Mothercraft Colle...
07/12/2023

Kudos to our team of Child and Family Support Workers, who recently completed their certification with Mothercraft College of Early Childhood Education! We're so happy to see our team members continue to learn and grow in their roles at VHA.

Please join us in congratulating VHA's Kartini Mistry on her recent appointment to the Canadian Nursing Informatics Asso...
07/06/2023

Please join us in congratulating VHA's Kartini Mistry on her recent appointment to the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association Board of Directors as Co-Director of Communications!

Throughout her career, Kartini's focus has been to bringing evidenced based best practices and clinical leadership to nursing and interprofessional staff - which has been aptly demonstrated in the various roles she has held, including in her current role as Senior Clinical Informatics Lead. We are pleased to see Kartini bring her expertise to the CNIA and wish her all the best.

Integrating art into the research process is becoming an increasingly popular way to explore, understand, represent and ...
06/30/2023

Integrating art into the research process is becoming an increasingly popular way to explore, understand, represent and challenge human experiences. Fostering Dialogues—a research project conducted at Egale Canada—combined art and connection to explore the possibilities for the future of home and community care.

The research team worked with 2SLGBTQIA+ older adults and PSWs from VHA to reflect on their experiences, both shared and different, as two marginalized groups within the care system.

As one participant shared, “Let’s create a community that understands and hears each other, regardless of where we’re coming from.” – Gene, 2SLGBTQIA+ Older Adult

Throughout this process, participants explored their current experiences around the themes of ‘home’ and ‘care’ as well as imagining what home care could be. These discussions and art making sessions led to powerful imagery found in the final mural.

Read more: https://lnkd.in/g-Fk3b3V

Integrating art into the research process is becoming an increasingly popular way to explore, understand, represent and challenge human experiences.

  VHA's Vice President of Strategic Solutions and Partnerships Courtney Bean presented at a Longwoods Leadership Discuss...
06/29/2023

VHA's Vice President of Strategic Solutions and Partnerships Courtney Bean presented at a Longwoods Leadership Discussion earlier this week. He shared his insights on First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) and its ability increase access to healthcare. As an evidence-based approach, FCP focuses on integrating physiotherapists into primary and community care to increase access to both prevention and rehabilitation services, and thereby diverting demand from primary care physicians.

We had a blast marching in the Toronto Pride Parade this past weekend alongside many community members and partners! Tha...
06/28/2023

We had a blast marching in the Toronto Pride Parade this past weekend alongside many community members and partners! Thank you to our team members who brought so much energy as we joined the thousands in attendance in celebration and solidarity to mark this important month.

Happening now: Melissa McCallum from the Greater Hamilton Health Network, discusses GHHN's journey to incorporation
06/27/2023

Happening now: Melissa McCallum from the Greater Hamilton Health Network, discusses GHHN's journey to incorporation

Happening now: Dr. Jeff Powis from  shares considerations for the next stage of East Toronto Health Partners' governance...
06/27/2023

Happening now: Dr. Jeff Powis from shares considerations for the next stage of East Toronto Health Partners' governance and structure

Scott Courtice from  discusses getting ready for incorporation and looking at how   can prepare for the next direction.
06/27/2023

Scott Courtice from discusses getting ready for incorporation and looking at how can prepare for the next direction.

Happening now: VHA Governance Symposium for   Health Teams: Anticipating OHT Incorporation is underway. Heather Pessione...
06/27/2023

Happening now: VHA Governance Symposium for Health Teams: Anticipating OHT Incorporation is underway. Heather Pessione currently speaking about future state of OHT Governance

Starting soon! VHA Governance Symposium for  : Anticipating OHT Incorporation
06/27/2023

Starting soon! VHA Governance Symposium for : Anticipating OHT Incorporation

If you are looking for health, social and community services in Toronto for older adults, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, newc...
06/24/2023

If you are looking for health, social and community services in Toronto for older adults, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, newcomers or others, the Toronto Health and Social Services Directory has 8,000+ service listings to help: https://torontoservicedirectory.ca/

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated thei...
06/21/2023

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21 or around that time of year because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. We encourage the VHA community to get involved. Learn more about local events happening in your community to recognize : https://public.tableau.com/views/CelebrateCanada2023_Desktop_E/S-NIPD?:showVizHome=no&:embed=true&:toolbar=no&language=EN-CA

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