Bayshore Foundation for Empowered Living Donates $31,046 to Hospice Fredericton
Fredericton, New Brunswick., May, 6, 2018
Staff from Bayshore Home Health’s Fredericton office will join thousands of Canadians and more than 50 of the company’s other offices across the country on May 6 to raise money for the annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care. The Hike takes place at more than 100 sites and is organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. It marks the start of National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 6 – 12) The main goals of the Hike are to raise funds for hospice palliative care at the community level, raise awareness of the many issues related to hospice palliative care and recognize the phenomenal work done by volunteers and professionals in the field.
“Bayshore Home Health’s nurses and caregivers provide palliative care every day so it’s a cause we are very passionate about,” says Tina Learmonth, Area Director for Bayshore Home Health in New Brunswick. “Many of our staff has witnessed the benefits of hospice care at either a professional or personal level. They’re incredibly committed to the Hike and many bring their family and friends along to help with the fund-raising.”
According to Statistics Canada, more than 269,000 Canadians died in 2016. Projections also show Canada will have far more elderly people. In 2016, there were roughly 1.5 million people aged 80 or over. It is projected to increase to 3.3 million by 2036. Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives and manage pain and symptoms more effectively. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is working toward ensuring that more Canadians receive the end-of-life care they desire. “The Hike allows us to give back to the communities we serve and raise much-needed dollars for local hospices,” adds Learmonth. “We all appreciate that the funds raised stay in the local area.”
This is the 12th year that Bayshore Home Health has been a corporate sponsor of the Hike and had its national network of branches participate in the event. While most Bayshore Home Health branches participate in the Hike by teaming up with a local hospice, others conduct various fundraising efforts throughout the year. Since 2006, Bayshore employees and community partners have raised and donated more than $1.8 million to the CHPCA through the Hike for Hospice and related events.
Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and is a Canadian-owned company. With over 100 locations across the country, including 60 home care offices, 13 pharmacies and 65 community care clinics, Bayshore has more than 12,000 staff members and provides care to over 200,000 clients. 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. In 2017, Bayshore HealthCare launched the Bayshore Foundation for Empowered Living to assist those living with illness, injury or aging reclaim or maintain their independence. Donations raised through the Foundation go to support local charities as selected by the local Bayshore location.
For more information, please contact:
Bayshore Home Health
850 Prospect St #404, Fredericton, NB E3B 9M5