Mission and Goals
Baycrest Health Sciences cares for seniors, provides education, conducts research and is a centre for innovation in brain health and aging. Baycrest Foundation raises funds to improve the health and well-being of older adults in our community and around the globe.
How Your Contribution Helps
Donors play a critical role in keeping Baycrest running because government funding only makes up about 64% of revenues. Your contribution helps support research on brain health and aging, education and programs that make life more meaningful for seniors in the community.
Baycrest is many things to many people.
• A hospital where older adults with complex medical conditions receive continuing care or rehabilitation after surgery or breaking a hip.
• A 472-bed long-term care home for frail seniors, including many with dementia.
• Clinics for memory, mood disorders, hearing, multiple sclerosis and other health concerns.
• Assisted living suites and independent living apartments.
• Day centres for seniors with frailty or cognitive impairment.
• World-renowned research institute focused on brain health and aging.
• Educational leader in best practices in geriatric care, training 1,500+ professionals a year.
As the population ages, the number of people with dementia or cognitive impairment in Canada is expected to almost double to about 1.4 million by 2031. At Baycrest, our work helps to preserve and extend the cognitive and emotional well-being of older adults.
By choosing Baycrest, you are helping seniors and supporting advances in brain health that will make a difference in the lives of everyone – young and old – now and well into the future.
“This day centre, like Baycrest in general, shows great respect for the individual and I’ve been made to feel anything but disabled. I’ve been made to feel worthwhile and it’s given me a sense of self.”
-Joseph Starr, who had a stroke and attends Baycrest’s Freeman Family Day Centre