Our Mission: Casey House provides excellent, compassionate, interprofessional health services to people living with HIV/AIDS who have evolving complex health issues. We contribute our unique experience to a broader system of HIV/AIDS care, education and research.
Casey House believes in care that addresses not only an individual’s medical concerns, but multiple aspects of who they are and what they are experiencing. Our caregivers collaborate as an interprofessional team to provide compassionate, supportive care that is client-centered, holistic and culturally sensitive.
Our clients regularly tell us that it’s the people who make Casey House so special. From the dedicated group of volunteers who founded Casey House in 1988, to our current physicians, nurses, therapy practitioners, social workers, volunteers, and most importantly our clients and their loved ones– everyone is part of the team. By committing to our interprofessional collaborations, Casey House maximizes knowledge sharing, service delivery and access to resources.
Casey House clients have access to the following complementary therapies and services:
- Registered Massage Therapy (relaxation and treatment by an RMT)
- Art therapy (group or individual)
- Exercise Classes
- Therapeutic Touch
- Yoga Breathing
- Nutritional Cooking Classes
- Special Event Outings
We believe these therapies are fundamental to supporting the health and well-being of the people we care for at Casey House. We employ complementary therapies as an adjunct to medication regimes that help clients deal with pain, symptom management and depression. These therapies speak to our holistic approach of addressing the needs of the body, mind and spirit. Most importantly they allow comfort to clients in all phases of their care and contribute to enhancing their quality of life.
Our recreation therapies and events foster a sense of well-being, community and significantly contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation process. Recreation therapy improves physical and cognitive functioning and affords participants an opportunity for self-expression, self-efficacy and confidence as well as an environment to develop friendships and social support networks.