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Fall leaves on the ground

Seasonal yard work and gardening offer many physical and mental benefits including fighting depression, reducing stress and maintaining muscle strength and mobility. Many older adults enjoy looking after their property throughout the year, but the bending, lifting and kneeling motions can sometimes be painful. Medical conditions like arthritis can also restrict what some people are

PSW poses with client

On October 5 2021, VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) leaders held a virtual event for the public to share updates about VHA’s move to mandatory vaccination and other initiatives to keep …

VHA staff at ceremony to observe Truth and Reconciliation Day

At VHA Home HealthCare (VHA), we are proud to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This morning, we invited the VHA community to join us in this important …

Collage of our 2021 research fellows

Each year, VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) invests in the future of home care research by supporting graduate student researchers and through clinician focused programs that offer therapists, nurses and personal …

PSW Coaches Cynthia Matundan and Joie Francisco

Personal Support Worker coaches Cynthia Matundan (left) and Joie Francisco (right) are members of VHA Home HealthCare’s Essential Care on Weekends Steering Committee. The shortage of health human resources is …

VHA's CEO Kathryn Nichol poses with client partner Amr

The beginning of September marked 6 months in my new role as President and CEO of VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) and I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a …

BPSO logo and image of VHA caregiver and client

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) is pleased to announce that it has been designated a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) for the 2021-2023 …

THRU staff preparing vaccine

VHA Home HealthCare’s Tactical HealthCare Response Unit is getting communities THRU health challenges, starting with providing COVID-19 vaccines to Toronto neighbourhoods in greatest need. THRU is a strategic team of …

Collage of our 2021 Client Choice Award winners

At VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) our staff and service providers are known for providing high quality care with great heart. In 2007, VHA started an annual program to recognize and …

A woman in a grocery store aisle

Imagine for a moment that you are new to Canada and have a newborn child to care for, or you are a senior who lives alone. During the pandemic, income …

Women sitting on bed and holding a felt heart in her hands

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Canadian women. This means that they are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Many women …

VHA Personal Support Worker doffing (taking off) personal protective equipment

In this video, we review the proper steps for screening clients for COVID-19 symptoms and taking the appropriate measures to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE) based on …

A collage featuring Kathryn Nichol's daughter in the field (left) and a picture of the two of them together (right)

Very proud! Well with the beginning of September comes the 6-month mark of my role as President and CEO at VHA Home HealthCare. Since my last blog, we have been …

Cropped view of doctor in latex gloves holding syringe near patient

As leaders of organizations providing government funded home care in Ontario, we have made the decision to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all of our team members. As an integral …

An elderly couple brush their teeth together. Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels

As a caregiver with an endless list of concerns and responsibilities, your loved one’s dental care can sometimes be overlooked. Some older adults need to be reminded to brush and …

VHA's Tactical Healthcare Response Unit (THRU) team stand socially distanced

For many months, hospitals and numerous health and community care organizations have been working together to vaccinate eligible populations against COVID-19. In Toronto, this collaborative effort, known as ‘Team Toronto’, …

Kathryn Nichol and Hermyn Pearce speaking virtually

In March 2021, VHA welcomed Dr. Kathryn Nichol to her new role of President & CEO. Now, Kathryn is connecting with clients, families and staff to learn more about their …

A VHA Personal Support Worker walks with a client

At VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) our staff and service providers are known for providing high quality care with great heart. In 2007, VHA started an annual program to recognize and …

Adam Benn

Every role at VHA contributes to something amazing. At Home with VHA tells the stories of those who make up VHA Home HealthCare. Meet Adam Benn, who joined VHA in …

Teacher checks a student's temperature before class

After a full year of disrupted learning, most teachers, students and parents are ready to see kids return to the classroom this fall. But with children under 12 still not …

hand holding

If you’re caring for someone with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease or another brain disorder, it can be hard to truly understand how your loved one sees the world as …

someone typing on a computer

Toronto, Ontario. August 13, 2021. VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) and GoldCare are pleased to announce a strategic new partnership that will bring impressive modern features and functionality to VHA’s staff, …

Yuli and Deborah Kaufma

Photo courtesy of North York Mirror Article originally published by the North York Mirror/Toronto Star on August 12  2021 by reporter Andrew Palamarchuk Debora Kaufman had low blood pressure and …

Alison and Gavi Engel-Yen and family

Photo Credit: Toronto Star Article originally published by the Toronto Star on August 6, 2021 by the Star Editorial Board Parents whose children have physical disabilities that leave them immunocompromised …

Alison and Gavi Engel-Yen and family

Photo Credit: Toronto Star Article originally published by the Toronto Star on August 2, 2021 by reporters Maria Sarrouh and Oliva Bowden Alison Engel-Yan worries her immunocompromised daughter may be …

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