TORONTO, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) is awarded $1 million from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation's (CABHI) Industry Innovation Partnership Program to participate in research to advance pressure injury management systems for individuals living with dementia. Partnering with Curiato Inc., an innovator of smart technologies to prevent pressure injuries, Schlegel Villages, a provider of long-term care and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, the TGHC is advancing its role as a leader in wound care for patients receiving complex continuing care and rehabilitation. Curiato Inc. will provide state of the art "smart beds" capable of communicating changes in patient's skin condition and monitoring of patient movement to caregivers and staff.
"This research project is an opportunity for the TGHC to advance our capacity to provide exceptional and compassionate care for our patients," said Mary Ellen Eberlin, President and CEO of the Toronto Grace Health Centre. "As part of the Industry Innovation Partnership Program the hospital is contributing to science that will directly impact the quality of care for individuals living with dementia including those that require complex continuing care and rehabilitation."
About The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre
The Toronto Grace Health Centre is a 119-bed hospital located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. The Toronto Grace provides medically complex and specialized care services to those individuals who require Complex Continuing Care, Post Acute Care Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. As a "point" on the care journey the Toronto Grace supports recovery for individuals with the goal of return to the community.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and in 128 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
SOURCE The Salvation Army
For further information: John McAlister, National Director of Marketing and Communications, Public Relations & Development, The Salvation Army, 416-452-5116, John_McAlister@can.salvationarmy.org, www.SalvationArmy.ca; Jake Tran, Executive Director Programs, Toronto Grace Health Centre, 416-925-2251 ext. 295, firstname.lastname@example.org