VHA Home HealthCare

VHA Home HealthCare

June 04, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Remarkable Family Caregivers to Receive 2013 Heart of Home Care Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - VHA Home HealthCare will present the ninth annual Heart of Home Care Awards to four inspirational family caregivers.

What: Award presentation and photo opportunity
Who: Award Recipients
Leomina Valderrama is a mother, breast cancer survivor, and primary caregiver to her 11-year-old son Brendell who is non-mobile, non-verbal and has cerebral palsy. Despite Brendall's health challenges, Leomina is incredibly positive and thanks God for her blessings.
Kelly Beatty, also a breast cancer survivor and a mother of three, provided 24-hour care for nearly 16 years to her husband David, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. David passed away earlier this year.
Jose Lino is a single father whose 37-year-old daughter Marta has developmental delays and behavioural problems that require round-the-clock care. Since her birth, Jose has cared for Marta, providing bathing, dressing, toileting needs, and much more.
Jenni Ward's eight-year-old son Blake is hearing impaired and has many cardiac challenges. Jenni is Blake's rock, providing significant personal care and social and play stimulation. She always has a smile on her face regardless of the situation.
Guest Speaker
Dr. Tiffany Chow is a neuroscientist and author of The Memory Clinic: Stories of Hope and Healing for Alzheimer's Patients and their Families. She will share her professional and personal perspectives on the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia, and the role caregivers have in comforting those with conditions that affect memory.
This event is possible thanks to sponsors Teak Printing Services and Standard Life.
When: Monday, June 10, 2013
Guest Speaker - Dr. Tiffany Chow: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Award Presentation & Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: VHA Home HealthCare
30 Soudan Ave. Toronto
Training Room, Ground Floor

Contact Information

  • Jo-Anne Liburd
    VHA Home HealthCare
    Interim Communications Manager
    416-489-2500 ext. 4344
    jLiburd@vha.ca