We are a non-profit screening clinic, providing endoscopy
and colonoscopy screening procedures.
We are dedicated to improving access for patients requiring screening services.
We are a non-profit 10-bed residential hospice,
providing 24-hour comfort and care to adults
with life-limiting illness, and their families.
We are a non-profit ambulatory vision care centre,
providing surgical procedures, clinical vision care,
education and research. We are affiliated
with University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.
We are a non-profit Eye Bank. We collect,
process and distribute donated human eyes
and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
We are a non-profit community care program,
providing on-sight and in-home services
for older adults and adults living with disabilities.
Our goal is to enhance social, intellectual and physical well-being.
We are a non-profit long-term care home with 350 residents.
We are a place where residents feel comfortable,
independent and part of our community.
We are a non-profit diagnostic imaging clinic providing
X-ray, Ultrasound, Mammography and Bone Mineral Density
testing services. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality
imaging services to our patients in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
When Chris Taylor’s retina detached, he was also caring for his dying wife. Stressed and looking for answers about the future of his health, Kensington Eye Institute provided the specialized care he needed while also making sure he was comfortable mentally, emotionally and physically. For Chris, losing his sight would have been a devastating blow to his life as a father, a high school teacher and a boat enthusiast.
“Until you lose part of your sight, you don’t understand how important it is.” –Chris Taylor
SarahRose Black is a Music Therapist at Kensington Hospice and believes music is a fundamental part of life. As an evidence-based practice, music therapy has proven to decrease anxiety, stress and fear, especially at the end-of-life. In her work, SarahRose can use music to help people access to certain memories, which can be very powerful.
“People tell me their life stories through music.” –SarahRose Black, Music Therapist, Kensington Hospice
As a popular Youtuber, with an active life and career in television and media, Cherylann Nesbit didn’t have time to feel sick. Unfortunately, four years ago, she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Worried that she would just become another ‘patient’ Cherylann asked to be referred to a clinic that would take the time to get to know her needs. Kensington Screening Clinic welcomed Cherylann with a warm hug (literally!), and gave her the personal touch she was looking for in her care.
“She treated me like a person as opposed to a patient.” –Cherylann Nesbit
Fresh food has a profound impact on the wellbeing of residents who live in long-term care at Kensington. A diet of fibre-rich foods including vegetables and legumes is proven to reduce chronic illness, including Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and cognitive decline. The Food and Nutrition Team prepares over a thousand meals every day for residents, and relies on donor support to supplement the menu daily with fresh produce. Paula Ashley, Director of Support Services and Florance Nemani, Dietitian at Kensington Health take a closer look at the significance of fresh food within long-term care.
“We focus on fresh ingredients, because there’s no processing, and there’s no loss of nutrients. It’s important residents get the full experience of taste, texture and smell of the food.”
–Paula Ashley, Director of Support Services, Sodexo
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