Help Us Increase Accessibility!
This Giving Tuesday, help Vecova raise funds to increase accessibility in our community!
All donations received on Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020) will go towards Vecova’s Accessibility Fund. This special fund is used by Vecova to fund accessibility related projects to support individuals in our care. Projects may include renovations to our facility or the purchase/replacement of equipment for our programs and services.
Currently, Vecova’s Accessibility Fund is focused on raising support to update a lift and accessible bathtub in one of the homes Vecova operates in Calgary. Part of our Housing Services, this home provides 24/7 support for persons with complex medical disabilities and dementia.
An accessible bathtub will provide a bathing process that promotes a sense of well-being to the individual. Many of the residents in this home spend a majority of their time sitting in a wheelchair, so bathing is a relaxing and rejuvenating time for them. Immersion in warm water helps stimulate the circulation system, decrease stress and keep skin in good condition. The accessible lift is also essential for transporting individuals in and out of the bath from their beds and wheelchairs. Some of these individuals have complex medical needs and are no longer able to carry their own body weight and sit upright.