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Devoted health care workers are a lifeline between families and long-term care residents during COVID-19

On April 17, employees at Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre learned that a resident had tested positive for COVID-19.

Sheridan Villa promptly opened a Supportive Care Unit to care for and separate COVID-positive residents from residents who tested negative, then issued a call for workers.

Darryl Hawtin, Registered Practical Nurse, was among the first to volunteer.

Watch Darryl's story

Darryl was the feature of the Toronto Star story Life and death in the Sheridan Villa COVID ward. The story explores the challenges, heartbreak and moments of joy that long term care residents, workers and families have experienced due to COVID-19.

Caring and compassionate healthcare workers like Darryl are a lifeline between families and residents, creating opportunities for connection even when isolation is necessary. Their compassion and dedication keep the minds, bodies and spirits of those in their care healthy and engaged.

By providing true person-centered care, long-term care workers are supporting Community for Life every day.