On the eve of the National Day of Mourning (April 28) that commemorates those who have suffered illness, injury or lost their lives in workplace tragedies, Villa Charities would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on the extraordinary efforts of front line health care workers and support staff battling the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Closer to home, the staff at our affiliate Long-Term Care Homes - Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Colombo Vaughan, are going above and beyond the call of duty to care for and protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community, our seniors. The demand for services and the strains being placed on the capacity of our overall health care system require extraordinary efforts and a single-minded commitment by all of those involved, often at the expense of personal sacrifices involving families and loved ones.
As health care workers throughout the sector respond with great professionalism and heroism, society must also do its part to lessen the burden on the health care system. Our public health and government officials have clearly mandated it is our responsibility to stay home and follow prescribed safety measures to reduce the risk of infection if we hope to stop the transmission of this deadly disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily lives and for the foreseeable future will dictate a “new reality”.
Let us collectively show our appreciation and gratitude for the leadership teams and staff at Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Colombo Vaughan for their enormous efforts, selfless dedication and unwavering commitment to the well-being and health of those they care for and provide comfort to daily. If you would like to send a message of support for either long-term care home, please email