Each and every day at Casey House, our dedicated staff and volunteers live our commitment to provide excellent compassionate care for people living with HIV/AIDS. We’re proud of the accomplishments listed below, but most of all, we recognize that we cannot do all that we do without the support of our community of donors. Thank you for your vision and wisdom.
By the numbers in 2012
4,482 Total patient care days in the inpatient program.
3,464 Total nursing & social work visits in clients’ homes.
109 Number of discharges from the Inpatient Program.
147 Number of individuals cared for in the Home Care Program.
646 Number of client contacts achieved in Casey House Outreach Programs.
4,826 Number of volunteer hours including support care, recreation therapy, reception duties and special events.
Key Achievements in 2011-12:
- Launch of electronic health record integration with St. Michael’s, ensuring access of clinical information to clinicians, improving collaboration and continuity of care.
- Launch of new admissions process to enhance timely response to requests for service and to match client needs to services.
- Developed new individualized care plan that formally captures each client’s goals and wishes, in partnership with the interprofessional team.
- Introduction of Quality Improvement Plan in accordance with Ontario’s Excellent Care for All Act.
- Introduction of new in-person client satisfaction survey process that solicits direct client feedback during discharge process.
- Formalized structure of twice-monthly HIV clinic at Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN).
- Launch of Hassle Free Health Promotion Women’s Clinic in partnership with Hassle Free Clinic, PASAN, PWA Foundation and ACT. In addition to providing a specialized HIV nurse at the clinic, Casey House covers child care costs, to ensure that parents may attend.
- Publication of The Quiet Room Roars, an anthology of writing by Casey House clients created through the writing therapy program and funded through a Toronto Arts Council grant.
- Launch of Photo Voices, a research project funded by the OHTN investigating the use of art therapy as a harm reduction strategy.
- Creation of Research Lead, a new staff role funded with support from the Krembil Foundation, with a mandate to expand research and program evaluation at Casey House.
- Significant expansion of student placements in each clinical discipline.
- Six HIV/AIDS and Mental Health seminars and two full-day HIV/AIDS Health Care and Mental Health symposia for Toronto and area health care and AIDS service providers.
- Three HIV/AIDS health care seminars for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
- Visit from the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, affirming inclusion of Casey House redevelopment project in Ontario’s multi-year infrastructure plan.
- Significant local and national media coverage in response to release of Casey House white paper detailing growing crisis of increased HIV prevalence in Toronto and Ontario.