Over the last several months, our leadership team, staff and community have come together to tackle the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While our teams continue to work around the clock, we think it’s important to take a moment to look back at a year of achievements at Baycrest, both before, and in the face of the pandemic. This past year, we continued to grow our leadership in the provision of care, education, innovation and research into brain health and aging.
We are pleased to present Baycrest’s 2019-20 Year in Review. In this report are notable accomplishments that include investments in innovations for older adults through the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation; upgrades to our Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged; future-focused renovations to the Terraces of Baycrest living complex; the expansion of our telemedicine offerings led by Baycrest@Home and our Telemedicine Rapid Implementation team; ground-breaking research through our Rotman Research Institute, international work and partnerships through Baycrest Global Solutions to help older adults thrive in their communities; enhanced programming and training through our Centre for Education; and an array of new events and fundraising outreach through our Baycrest Foundation to provide critical support to these initiatives and more.
We have also included a timeline that highlights measures undertaken to safeguard our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our devotion to our patients, residents and clients has always fueled our work and we are laser-focused on creating a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.
This report represents just the tip of the iceberg that is the collective efforts of our dedicated and passionate staff. Their exceptionality has been shown full force during our COVID-19 response. They have worked tirelessly to not only safeguard our resident and patient population during a pandemic, but to continue working to build for the future.
We are grateful to our Baycrest community of donors whose support has been integral to our ability to successfully face the challenges of the last few months head-on. While no one can predict exactly what a post-COVID-19 world will look like, Baycrest will help define it and ensure we are there to care for older adults in the exceptional manner that we always have.