Clients and staff receive first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

After several months of patiently waiting, our congregate care clients and staff received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in March. This included the seniors living at Ewart Angus SPRINT Home and Pine Villa. Our clients received their vaccines on-site at Ewart Angus and Pine Villa, while staff traveled to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre…. Read More

Annual fee increase paused for 2021-22

SPRINT Senior Care is committed to accessibility, which includes making our services available to all who need them. Every year, we typically realign our fees to inflation rates, which allows us to continue to provide high-quality care to as many seniors as possible. We are happy to share that this year, we are not implementing… Read More

House Calls vaccine program for homebound seniors featured on CBC

Dr. Christa Sinclair Mills of the House Calls team was interviewed on CBC’s The National on April 1 to discuss the importance of vaccinating frail seniors at home. The SPRINT Senior Care/VHA Home HealthCare House Calls team recently launched its mobile COVID-19 vaccination pilot program for seniors. This program is supported by UHN and Toronto… Read More

Slaight Family Foundation commits $1 million to new ‘Wellness on Wheels’ program at SPRINT Senior Care

With a generous $1 million donation, the Slaight Family Foundation’s Mental Health Initiative has established the Wellness on Wheels program at SPRINT Senior Care, bringing wellness supports directly to socially isolated seniors in Toronto. The $1 million gift from the Slaight Family Foundation is the single largest donation in SPRINT Senior Care’s 38-year history. “I… Read More

Client and caregiver featured on CBC News

This week, SPRINT Senior Care client Lucy and her daughter Laura were featured in a CBC News story about the benefits of home care for seniors. Lucy, who receives PSW and Activation assistance through our In-Home Services department and our Adult Day Program, lives at home with her daughter Laura. “I have not had to… Read More

North Toronto OHT collaborates on ambitious flu shot campaign

This fall, SPRINT Senior Care participated in an ambitious initiative to administer flu shots to North Toronto residents, with a special focus on seniors. The project was led by the North Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT), a collaborative team that includes primary care providers, North Toronto residents, and eight healthcare organizations including SPRINT Senior Care…. Read More

2019-20 Client Experience Survey results

By Dianne Wallace, Director, Quality  A significant amount of time has passed since SPRINT Senior Care clients completed our annual Client Experience and Satisfaction survey in the spring. Although we have been focusing on providing safe care and delivering services in new ways during the pandemic, we have not lost sight of the importance of… Read More

Update regarding mask use

A reminder to all clients who receive care in their home: we ask you to please wear a mask while our staff are inside your home (for all who are able). While all of our staff are wearing a mask and eye protection, we ask you to take this step as an additional precaution. We… Read More

New: Book your rides online!

Starting January 2021, SPRINT Senior Care Transportation clients will be able to book, schedule, and cancel rides online! This month, we are launching a new online portal to make our Transportation service more accessible for everyone. If you prefer to book your rides over the phone – don’t worry! You can still call the office… Read More

What you need to know about flu season 

Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, chills, muscle aches and weakness. Influenza is spread from person to person through droplets and by touching objects and surfaces that are contaminated with the virus. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to complications from the flu, which can include pneumonia, heart attacks, and in some cases, death.  Flu season… Read More