About Casey House
Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with community programs including home nursing care and outreach. Founded in 1988, we were the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada. Our commitment is to provide compassionate, inspired health care for people living with medically complex experiences of HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities.
Collaboration and adapting to need
HIV/AIDS is a relatively new disease, and continues to change in the way it affects individuals as well as the groups of people affected. That’s why Casey House continually adapts our care to best meet the needs of our clients. We are proudly affiliated with organizations and agencies in our community, collaborating to provide the very best in HIV/AIDS care. We provide services wherever they are needed, whether in our clients’ homes, at clinics, or on board the mobile health bus.
In the more than two decades since Casey House opened, we have witnessed a dramatic evolution in the face of HIV/AIDS. As people live longer with the disease, our aging clients are confronted by complex and concurrent health issues. Toronto is also experiencing increasing infection rates in women, youth, aboriginals, people from countries where HIV is endemic, and people who are homeless, hard-to-house or underhoused.
Ensuring access to care
Basic operating expenses for our 13-bed Inpatient Program are funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care via the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. Our Community Programs (including the Home Hospice Program, nursing, counselling, the Resident Care & Comfort Fund, complementary therapies and other special needs) are primarily funded through individual, community and corporate donations made to Casey House Foundation. There is no cost to our clients for Casey House services.
Future evolution: The Day Health Program
Recognizing this evolution of need in HIV/AIDS care, Casey House is working with our communities to develop a Day Health Program, to be a centre of excellence in HIV/AIDS clinical care, education and research. The Day Health Program will allow people living with HIV/AIDS to experience better overall health and quality of life, by improving their access to superb interdisciplinary care while remaining in their homes and communities.