COVID-19 has shone a fresh light on just how critical senior care is — HCH nurses, dietitians, and specialized staff provide vital senior care every day. We need your help – through prayer and financial giving – to ensure they have the crucial equipment they need.
Help us provide a safe, professional, and caring community today.
There’s more to be done. With your help, we will ensure our long-term senior care facilities are equipped with the equipment and programs needed to provide the best possible care close to home.
Specialized Air Mattress Fundraiser
Can a mattress change somebody’s life?
It can certainly enhance their quality of life. Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are of significant concern in Long-Term Care Homes. These ulcers are extremely painful and can lead to life-threatening infections.
The best way to treat pressure ulcers is to prevent them.
This winter season, we are setting an ambitious goal to raise $60,000 towards 25 new state-of-the-art specialized air mattress sets.
These innovative mattresses feature Pressure Redistribution Optimization (PRO) technology, which creates an air flow mimic body movement, preventing and treating pressure ulcers at the same time.
Shirley Petersen knows firsthand what a positive impact the mattresses can make. Her husband, David, who was in Faith Manor, had Parkinson’s disease and was unable to move on his own during the night. Because of his condition, the regular mattress he had was causing bedsores. Shirley and her daughter Anne tried several mattress covers but to no avail. When the Busy Hands group generously purchased two specialized air mattresses, David was able to use one. “the difference was incredible” says Shirley. Right away his sores began to heal and he did not develop any new bed sores.
These specialized mattresses allow greater blood flow and prevent bedsores. This winter, with your support, we will purchase 25 specialized mattress systems – a great first step towards having every bed in the Manors have this technology.
This type of specialized air mattress goes above and beyond the basic funding from the Government for mattresses.
We hope you will consider a gift to support this impactful program at Holland Christian Homes.
Other ways to make your donation:
To give by phone please call Jeff Fernhout, Development Manager, at (905) 463-7002 ext. 5201
Mail cheques to:
Holland Christian Homes
7900 McLaughlin Road South
Brampton, ON L6Y 5A7