Bayshore HealthCare acquires Elder Life Advocacy and In Home Care

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Bayshore HealthCare purchases Qualicum Beach-based Elder Life Advocacy and In Home Care and opens new location on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, BC (16 November 2017) – Bayshore HealthCare announced today that it has acquired Elder Life Advocacy and In Home Care. The sale was effective September 1st and involved the transition of 21 care workers and 30 clients, primarily from the Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo area. Elder Life employees and clients were notified and welcomed by Bayshore Home Health prior to the finalization of the sale.
To support the staff and clients of Elder Life, Bayshore HealthCare has opened a fourth office on Vancouver Island under the Bayshore Home Health brand. This office is independently operated by Bayshore and is located inside ‘The Gardens at Qualicum Beach’. The Gardens is a campus of care, offering seniors the ability to ‘age in place’ with independent and assisted living, complex continuing care and privately owned condominiums.
“With this acquisition, we had many clients who we provided service to in this retirement community, so having a satellite branch office within The Gardens, made good sense in terms of being able to provide support to our caregivers and increased visibility of our commitment to be a local provider of care”, commented Stasia Hartley, Area Director for Bayshore Home Health for the Vancouver Island region.
For The Garden’s General Manager, Melanie Young, it was an opportunity to partner with a well known care company, “Bayshore Home Health, is a very respected provider of in-home care and having them locate an office in our space, provides our clients with greater choice if their care needs increase and they require a little extra help in their homes” she added.
In addition to their newest location in Qualicum Beach, Bayshore Home Health also has an office in Nanaimo, Sidney and Victoria and is part of a network of over 70 home health offices across Canada.
About Bayshore
Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and a Canadian-owned company. Its services are purchased by government care programs, insurance companies, workers’ compensation boards, health care organizations, the corporate sector and the public. The Bayshore brand extends across four business divisions: Bayshore Home Health (medical and non-medical home care and staffing services), Bayshore Home Care Solutions (home care services for government care programs), Bayshore Specialty Rx (specialty pharmacy, infusion and pharmaceutical patient support services), and Bayshore Therapy & Rehab (physiotherapy and rehabilitation services). The company’s goal is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of all ages. Bayshore HealthCare has been a recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award since 2006.

For more information, please contact:
Stasia Hartley
Area Director
Bayshore Home Health
T: 250 370 2253 Ext 50524