Over the years, Rexall has supported Providence Healthcare Foundation by jointly hosting Grandparents Day, an annual awareness event established to benefit seniors. In 2017, the retail pharmacy chain generously offered to match every dollar fundraised, up to $25,000, each year until 2020. To date, Rexall has donated $100,000 to the Foundation’s Hope Starts Here campaign, thereby making healthcare transformation possible.
"I love working with people and helping to care for residents," Kay shared. Khizrana, better known as Kay, is a dedicated Resident Assistant, who's been with the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence for almost 20 years. She’s a calm tower of strength that helped to provide support to residents during COVID-19, and even now as things are seemingly returning to normal.
Melissa joined the Houses of Providence team during the COVID-19 outbreak. With residents being restricted to their rooms to keep them safe, the Houses team were faced with the challenge of keeping residents engaged, and providing meaningful programs, while adhering to health and safety protocols. Melissa came on and with her brought joyful song.
Debra, Activation Assistant for the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, woke up one morning in late March with a cough. Working in a long-term care home she was aware of the risks at the time with COVID, but hadn’t considered that she herself could have contracted the virus. She called in sick and went directly to an Assessment Centre for testing.
We‘re celebrating the 26th annual Providence Golf Classic in a unique way in 2020! Due to COVID-19, we’ve restructured this year’s Providence Golf Classic (PGC).
Dedication is the word that comes to mind when referring to Jeanne and her 31-year tenure at the Houses of Providence. Jeanne is a registered nurse who has spent her entire career in long-term care. She loves this aspect of nursing and admits that the dynamics of long-term care differ significantly from other aspects of healthcare, given the home-like environment and longer duration of stay. Read more.
Philanthropy is not only demonstrated through financial contributions or volunteerism but is also through the gift of talent. This past week, the Catholic Register featured Providence Healthcare’s Shawn Brady and his song of gratitude to our Healthcare Heroes, “Sideways 2020,” Shawn is the Senior Clinical Program Director of Rehabilitation and Palliative Care at Providence and also the lead singer of Neon Nostalgic.
Providence Healthcare is participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this June 2020! From living through an outbreak, now declared over, to not seeing family and friends since March, our residents in our long-term care home, the Houses of Providence, have been the most impacted by COVID-19 at Providence. This inspired Shawn Brady, Senior Clinical Program Director at Providence Healthcare, to write the beautiful song, “Sideways.” He has dedicated this song to our nearly 300 residents. We’re honoured to introduce you to a few of the residents that you saw in our video.
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