With 2020 now behind us, it is encouraging to feel the optimism that comes with a new year in full swing. It’s a time of planning, preparation, dreams, and vision. What will we accomplish together? How will we make a difference? The possibilities are endless.
New Strategic Partnership To Support Informal Caregivers Through Innovative Telepresence Robot Project
Through the generosity of our supporters and a new strategic partnership with Research Manitoba, The Vic Foundation has invested $180,000 in a new telepresence robot project from researchers at the University of Manitoba, designed to minimize the burden on these caregivers and support individuals living with dementia.
When one steps into the role of a caregiver, it may be unintentional at first. Perhaps it begins with taking a parent to a doctor’s appointment, or picking up some groceries for an elderly neighbor. Caregiving can also begin by necessity without warning, often following a major health incident such as a car accident or stroke. At one point or another in our lives many of us will find ourselves committed to caring for another person – and I know many of us are already on this journey with a loved one.
To improve the comfort of patients, The Vic Foundation activated free television service on all patient TVs at our hospital within hours of visitor restriction measures taking effect.
Search and rescue technicians from the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue recently participated in hands-on simulation training at The Vic’s state-of-the-art Hearne Simulation Learning Lab.