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A Cancer Survivor Nurse Revolutionizes Geriatric Care and Continues to Inspire Nurses

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Maya not only beat cancer at a young age but puts her life at risk everyday with her low immune and high infection work environments only to help the elderly and vulnerable find quality, trusted and affordable healthcare.

Maya (Bharti) Nathani, is the CEO and Founder of Universal Health Hub. Maya is also an Educator for Nurses in Canada and has over a decade of work experience in the Canadian healthcare industry. She contributed over 500 volunteer hours to Ontario hospitals in the pandemic.  

Maya founded Universal Health Hub with one goal in mind – improve lives of seniors in the community by offering high quality services at an affordable price whether they age: at home, reactivation care centre, rehab, Long Term care or Retirement Homes.

Maya has a few recognitions to her name for senior community services; including the Women Impact Award at the recent Ontario Heroes National Volunteer Awards 2022, Inspirational Leader 2022 at the CSPN Annual Women in Leadership Summit 2022, and the COVID-19 Commemoration Award 2023 by the Frontline Community Centre. 

“I moved to Canada in 2012 with my husband. One morning at the peak of the pandemic, I learnt that I have cancer. The world turned upside down for me and my family, including my 8-year-old daughter. It is during my cancer treatment in the pandemic, I realized the importance of family which made me decide that I will help families,” she states.

In the middle of her treatment, she not only completed her Nursing program as a Honor Roll, but also worked from the hospital bed to lay the foundation of a company Universal Health Hub (UHH), which is today valued at $5M. Maya is under 40 years of age but is an inspiration to Nurses in Canada as she has demonstrated that a nurse can also be a successful Entrepreneur. She has given employment to over 20 women in last 12 months and her company have helped over 100 senior families with personal care and over 2,000 seniors across Toronto and GTA with medical foot care.

Today 95% of caregivers in the team are women. Maya is also closing the skill gap in Advanced and Diabetic foot care nursing by educating and training nurses. UHH services over 10 Hospitals in Toronto and GTA such as Oak Valley Health, Humber River Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Mackenzie Health, North York General Hospital, Scarborough General Hospital, Trillium Health Partners and more. UHH is contracted for providing clinical services to several LTC Homes and Retirement Homes in Toronto and GTA such as Amica, Scarborough Retirement Residence and Sienna Senior Living. UHH also collaborates and services several not for profit communities such as North York Seniors Centre.

UHH is built on trust from the vulnerable and their families. The Trust is evident from the video testimonials from the elderly and several 5-star Google reviews. UHH has been recognized in business excellence of dedicated age-diverse workforce. UHH is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and member of several communities such as Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) and more. UHH is listed on Home and Community Care Support Services CCAC (formerly LHIN) servicing 6 regions: Central, Toronto Central, Central West, Central East, Mississauga Halton and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant.

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