Year Founded: 1966
Certified by: Certificate of Recognition
Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and is a Canadian-owned company. Bayshore HealthCare has been a recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award since 2006.
With over 100 locations across the country, including home care offices, pharmacies and infusion clinics, Bayshore has more than 13,500 staff members and provides care to over 350,000 clients. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of all Canadians, by providing customized care plans and solutions that allow clients to remain in the comfort of their own home.
My father wanted to remain in his home but was unable to safely care for himself. The Personal Support Workers from Bayshore helped him with showering and getting dressed while also assisting with meal preparation and laundry. They were his companions – he would have been alone otherwise and unable to socialize with others. I work which makes it difficult to always be there for him, and he deserved to be at home where he’s most comfortable. I’d recommend Bayshore services to others like me, especially those who are trying to help their parent remain in their own home.
Bayshore helped my brother and I to develop a support team for my Mum who has vascular dementia and wants to stay in her own home. Her level of anxiety and aggression rose dramatically when we started to talk about moving her to another environment. We wanted Mum to be happy and safe where she wanted to live the rest of her life – at home. So Bayshore included us in the selection of our PSWs who work with Mum to keep her engaged in daily activities, keep her independent and safe at home. They are our support system. Without them, Mum wouldn’t have lived as long as she has, nor would have been as happy as she is being at home. They have dramatically reduced the level of stress that my brother and I had to deal with before, and we now know that she is being cared for in the way that she wants. Now we don’t have to worry. It has been Bayshore who has supported us through the process of establishing a plan and helped us set priorities as a family.
It is hard to imagine that it’s been almost 5 months since Mom and Dad were able to re-establish their independence! Believe me, there are many days when I revisit how fortunate I was to have you on the other end of my emails! And while the expense was unsustainable for them in the long run, you and your staff helped to get us us out of a very precarious situation. I am happy to report, Mom is in great shape! She still has the very occasional fall but her consulting physician attributes that more to her dementia difficulties than any chronic problem. (i.e., she can ‘forget’ she is standing.) And the good news is that she is strong enough now to even get herself up!!! But the great news is that she is not only physically stronger now, her dementia has lessened a significant amount because she is no longer on a lot of ‘hurtful’ drugs. We recently celebrated the holidays together and it was a wonderful time. Mom and dad were both really excited and enjoyed the celebrations for well over 5 hours – even with 2 little guys running around! Thank you for all that you do!