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Symphony musicians play for seniors: resident is ‘over the moon!’

As Ontario was going into lockdown, arts and health program coordinator Melissa Tafler reached out to the TSO to get a partnership off the ground to support older adults during the pandemic. The result? Musical sessions delivered 1:1 via Zoom.


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Zoom calls when your mom has Alzheimer’s: how a son makes it work

Eighty-eight-year-old Evelyn Morris moved to Baycrest in late January with what her son Anthony describes as “mid-stage Alzheimer’s.” Almost immediately, Anthony and his sister and brother noticed a very positive change which he suspects was due to greater stimulation than she had at her apartment.


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Molly

A star turns 103

For several months, Trudy Bleier and Rita Drutz have been going to the Baycrest parking lot early in the morning to wave greetings to their mom, and let her know she is not alone. On a recent morning, Drutz attached balloons to her car and wrote Happy Birthday in chalk on the pavement before waving up to her mother Molly Starr in the window of her 5th floor suite at Baycrest.


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From around the globe: Family connects with Baycrest resident

An eVisit on Zoom involved 50-plus relatives from around the globe and 91-year-old Chaya Moskovitz, who got to see two new great-grandchildren and sing favourite songs with family. “It was good to see how happy she was. She looks very well cared for,” said Esther Rootman, a family member who lives in Cincinnati. “Every moment is a real gift and it felt like a really amazing gift to be able to have that.


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Heartfelt expressions of care for our seniors

The community has rallied to help Baycrest safeguard our seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations help with measures to protect our residents and patients, expand telemedicine and reduce social isolation.

The stories and videos featured here provide a glimpse of our new-normal at Baycrest and the importance of staying connected in these unusual times.

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Inside Baycrest: Episode 3 with Myrna Benderoff

Myrna and her coworkers are not only providing compassionate care to Baycrest clients during this time; they are also an example of how every little bit helps.


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Inside Baycrest: Episode 2 – eVisit with Rosario

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Baycrest Hospital patient Rosario and facilitating an eVisit with his family. These eVisits have been made possible by donors and are keeping our residents and patients connected with their families and friends during this challenging time.


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Inside Baycrest: Episode 1 – call with Joli

Baycrest provides care to one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors in Canada, with 180 survivors living on campus. Baycrest Foundation President and CEO, Josh Cooper, checked in with Joli Chester, a Holocaust survivor and resident at the Terraces of Baycrest...


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SOS: Protecting society’s most vulnerable – DONATE now!

Your support is urgently needed for Safeguarding our Seniors (SOS). Our fight against COVID-19 is unprecedented and costly, and the duration is unknown.

Your gift will be matched by Baycrest Foundation Board members.

Headset for Telemedicine Visits

1 headset for telemedicine visits (30 needed)

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$55.00

Face Shields

$100 towards face shields

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$100.00

Webcam for Remote Medical Assessment

1 webcam for remote medical assessment (40 needed)

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$180.00

Surgical Masks

$250 towards surgical masks

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$250.00

Tablets for eVisits with Family

2 tablets for eVisits with family (112 needed)

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$900.00

Digital Stethoscopes for Telemedicine Visits

2 digital stethoscopes for telemedicine visits (30 needed)

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$1,500.00

Hospital-grade Thermometers

10 hospital-grade thermometers

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$2,600.00

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - 1 Day

1 day of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff

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$8,600.00

Hand Washing & Sanitizer Products

1 week of hand washing products & sanitizer to protect staff, patients and residents

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$21,000.00

24-hour Screening at Entrances

24-hour screening at 1 entrance - 1 week

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$28,000.00

Laptops for Telemedicine Sessions

32 laptops for telemedicine sessions

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$36,000.00

Smart TVs with Voice Assistant

48 smart TVs with voice assistant for streaming recreational programming to reduce social isolation.

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$42,000.00

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - 2 Weeks

2 weeks of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff

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$120,000.00