Support for the health system in Toronto


Siemens Caring Hands is making a long-term contribution to fighting the pandemic and is supporting the City of Toronto with a donation of approximately $400,000 (€295,000) to benefit Cummer Lodge. Long-term care residents have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and despite very high levels of vaccination among residents and visitors, the safety of all these groups remains a top priority.

The donation will be used by the City of Toronto to install 2,000 Siemens Enlighted loT sensors in ceiling fixtures at the Cummer Lodge long-term care home. The solution will aid in occupancy management, asset tracking and sanitization.

Smart solutions to improve resident safety in long-term care

The information garnered from the data provided by the sensors will help the Cummer Lodge care team improve resident safety and care. Space occupancy heat maps help manage occupancy limits in common areas, asset tracking helps employees locate and track the high value assets and protect them with virtual geo-fencing and motion trails enable staff to see highly trafficked areas and can be used for targeted cleaning and social distancing tactics. Additionally, utilization data helps teams identify occupant density and can be used to identify bottle-necks in the building. Sensor data also assists with sanitization and how to optimize and validate cleaning routines. Cummer Lodge is one of 10 City of Toronto operated long-term care homes and provides individualized care to each of its 391 residents within a safe and friendly environment.

“Throughout the pandemic we have worked hard to protect our residents and ensure that those who are most vulnerable are supported. The city prides itself on providing quality care every single day to residents in our long-term care homes. I want to thank Siemens Caring Hands e.V. for this donation which will help further enhance our care.”

Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto

Siemens Caring Hands e.V. is proud to make a difference to the residents and team of the Cummer Lodge with its donation.

“Combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a core purpose of Siemens Caring Hands. Our support for Cummer Lodge plays a central role in this. This digital solution will help to alleviate the long-term negative effects of the pandemic and add safety and security to the residents, caregivers and visitors. We hope this will mean enhanced quality of life in the facility and that will provide additional comfort to both the residents and their loved ones.”

Stephan Frucht, member of the board of Siemens Caring Hands