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Patient Stories

  1. Bill and Family

    “My name is Bill and I’m here”

    My name is Bill. When I was thirty-seven years old I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a neurodegenerative disease. I am now seventy-one years old and I’ve had Parkinson’s for almost half my life. As my…

  2. Martinez

    Isan’s Post Acute Care Rehabilitation Story

    My name is Isan. I am fifty-seven years old and I believe in second chances. In December 2013, I was taken to the Emergency Department at Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) after I collapsed at…

  3. Paul

    Complex Continuing Care – Paul’s Story

    My name is Paul, I am 65 years old and I have been at The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre’s (TGHC) Complex Continuing Care (CCC) Unit for over four years. In 2009, I had…

  4. A PCU patient

    Palliative Care at the Grace

    My name is Akiko and although you should not ask a woman her age, I am proud to say that I am 85 years old. I have been fairly active all my life; in fact,…

  5. A Rehab patient

    New Post Acute Care Rehabilitation Program

    My name is Sharon, I am 64 years old and I am in the Post Acute Care Rehabilitation (PACR) unit at The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC). In October 2013 I began to notice…

  6. Paivi

    Three days after suffering from a stroke, Paivi, a 52-year-old nurse, was discovered at home after she had not shown up for her shift.  Paivi entered a rehabilitation program in an acute care hospital. They…