News

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

Safety First: Our New COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers is always our number one priority. Due to COVID-19, we have adopted several new protocols to encourage physical distancing and prevent virus spread.  These new protocols and strategies include:  Mandatory mask and eye protection for all direct care staff. Symptom screening for clients, staff, volunteers, and… Read More

Dementia Care Program Reimagined During Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our on-site Adult Day Program (ADP), which has been difficult for our seniors and their families. At the ADP, seniors with physical and cognitive impairments are able to socialize and participate in stimulating programs that are supportive of their individual needs and abilities.  During this time, we… Read More

Fighting Hallway Medicine in the Sunnybrook Emergency Department

SPRINT Senior Care is proud to be a key partner in a new strategy to tackle hallway medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  “Hallway medicine” refers to Ontario’s overcrowded hospitals, where patients are often relegated to beds in hallways due to lack of space. Sunnybrook, SPRINT Senior Care, and other North Toronto health providers are a… Read More

How the House Calls team is helping homebound seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Read an article from VHA Home HealthCare about the challenges the House Calls team is facing due to COVID-19. “In the home care world, we are very used to barriers to care but COVID-19 introduced brand new ones. We had to move quickly and adapt faster—without a lot of guidelines for home-based interdisciplinary care—to keep… Read More