Our community nurses and social workers care for approximately 150 people annually. This program is funded almost entirely by donors. Clients in this program rely on our care to manage their symptoms and regain their strength in order to stay out of hospital.
A history or prior connection with Casey House is not required to access our community care program, but you do have to be a client who has gone through our intake process. For more information on becoming a client click here.
In addition to people’s homes, we work in a variety of community settings, to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS receive our services, which are offered in collaboration with our community partners.
Community Care Program
The community care program staff work in collaboration with other care providers, hospitals and organizations to provide the best care possible for our clients. The community care program provides a wide range of services for clients living in the community, such as:
- Direct, home-based nursing care
- Care coordination and education by registered nurses
- Enhanced nursing and personal support hours (above what is currently provided through the CCAC)
- Counselling and practical support from experienced social workers
- Recreational Therapy and Complementary Therapy
Some of our clients who are managing new or chronic symptoms don’t need the intensive care that the Inpatient Program can provide, while others simply want to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. Other clients use Home Care while they wait for a space in the Inpatient Program. As people live longer with HIV/AIDS, many clients move back and forth between the Inpatient Program and Home Care program, as their care needs change.
Clients living in the community can access Casey House nursing services through the Toronto Central and Central East CCAC if treatment, monitoring, and education are required. CCAC clients receiving care from Casey House nurses also have access to all the services offered through the community care program.