Sarnia Hospice receives $2,000 from Bayshore Home Health's on-line draw
--Canadians from over 25 cities enter draw to give back to community hospices--
Mississauga, ON, July 23, 2012– Bayshore Home Health, Canada's largest provider of home and community health services, announced today that Point Edward resident Kathy Moulton is the winner of this year's Hospice Donation Draw. Ms. Moulton won a $2,000 hospice donation that will be given to St. Joseph's Hospice to help in the delivery of end of life and bereavement services in the Sarnia Lambton area.
"I've got a soft spot in my heart for hospices," says Kathy Moulton, who has participated in other fund-raising activities for St. Joseph's Hospice with her employer, Bluewater Power. "My mom was in hospice several years ago in Edmonton. That experience showed me the valuable support hospices provide to families who are living with a life-threatening illness."
St. Joseph's Hospice has been serving the Sarnia Lambton community since 2005 as a resource centre for terminally ill people. The Hospice also offers support programs for people who are caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one. Along with highly skilled professional staff, St. Joseph's Hospice has over 375 volunteers who give their time and talents each week to help the residents and their families deal with life's greatest challenges.
"We look forward to our annual Hospice Donation Draw every year," says Carolanne Gillam, area director of Bayshore Home Health's Sarnia branch. "The community really gets behind the draw so it's a great way for Bayshore Home Health to give back and help some of the area's most vulnerable people."
People entered the draw by visiting Bayshore's website, clicking on the Hospice Donation Draw graphic and typing the password: HOSPICE DRAW. The draw has been held for the past five years and allows Bayshore's branches to reconnect with the communities they serve.
"More than 1,450 people from 25 cities across Canada entered the draw in support of local hospice palliative care," adds Gillam. "In addition to the people in Sarnia who participated I also want to congratulate St. John, New Brunswick for having the most people–over 700–participate in the draw."
Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively, and provide support to family and informal caregivers. Despite the many benefits, Canada is unable to provide valuable hospice palliative care services to over 70% of those dying within the country, according to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
About Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health delivers a wide range of nursing, personal care, home support and companion services to more than 70,000 clients every year, primarily in their homes. These services are purchased by government care programs, insurance companies, workers' compensation boards and the public. It also provides nurse and caregiver staffing services to health care organizations and the corporate sector, and operates more than 50 administrative offices and two-dozen community care clinics nationally. The company's goal is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of all ages, especially seniors. Bayshore Home Health is a division of Bayshore HealthCare, a leading Canadian-owned provider of home and community health care services and a recipient of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies award since 2006.
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