Circle of Care, part of Sinai Health, is a leading not-for-profit home care provider for individuals living in the Greater Toronto Area. Our staff and volunteers simplify everyday life for more than 16,000 clients and their families each year, helping them preserve their independence and live comfortably at home.
Our organization launched in 1974 to meet the needs of Toronto’s elderly Jewish population. Over time, our mandate has expanded to serve individuals of many faiths and cultures, and Circle of Care has flourished into one of the community’s leading providers of home health care and community support services.
Circle of Care provides the following services:
- Personal Support and Homemaking: We provide personal care such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and toileting; homemaking such as meal preparation, light cleaning and shopping; relief and respite for caregivers
- Hospice Care (Jewish & Non-Denominational): We match specially trained staff and volunteers with clients and their families to provide support, information, and resources throughout the end-of-life journey.
- Friendly Visiting & Phone Pals: Through this program specially trained volunteers provide companionship and social contact to older adults through weekly phone calls or home visits.
- Meals on Wheels (Including Certified Kosher): We offer delicious and nutritionally balanced meals, including certified Kosher meals prepared in certified Kosher kitchens under the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR).
- Transportation: iRide Plus, our government-subsidized transportation service, helps older adults or people with mobility issues get around safely and affordably.
- Exercise & Falls Prevention Classes: We offer free group exercise and falls prevention classes to older adults living in the community.
- Monthly Social Group: Our Let’s Get Together program offers monthly sessions for older adults to socialize, learn and enjoy lunch with great company. This program is available in both English and Russian.
- Holocaust Survivor Services: With oversight from specially trained staff, we offer a range of services for Holocaust survivors. These services are funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and include: case management, personal support & homemaking, transportation (iRIDE), Meals on Wheels, referral to other community agencies, counselling and support, Adult Day Programs, socialization programs.
- Adult Day Program: For older adults living with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, the Adult Day Program is an opportunity to socialize in a supportive and caring environment.
- Elder Abuse Prevention & Intervention: If you or someone you care for is facing abuse, we provide counselling, help in developing a plan to keep safe, information and referral to legal, financial, housing and community resources.
- Counselling, Support Groups, Bereavement Support: We have a number of ways to help you through difficult transitions, including support groups and counselling sessions.
- Caregiver Club: The Caregiver Club Program supports caregivers at Circle of Care and in Toronto & York region.