Bayshore Home Health expands services with acquisition of Community Care
Therapy Limited

- Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology complement existing home care offerings -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - Bayshore Home Health announced today the purchase of Windsor, Ontario-based home health care company Community Care Therapy Limited (CCT). The acquisition expands Bayshore's home care service offerings to include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology.

"The acquisition of Community Care Therapy allows Bayshore to provide a more complete and complex offering to meet client needs at a time when managing chronic disease is critical," says Stuart Cottrelle, president of Bayshore Home Health. "The consultant therapists have a great reputation in the community and truly expand the realm of thinking within Bayshore."

Bayshore Home Health brings a national infrastructure to the newly merged organization. CCT customers will benefit from Bayshore's fully integrated services offerings and its ability to reinvest in the business with support services that include human resources, information systems and marketing.

The company will continue to do business as Community Care Therapy and will be managed at the local level by former CCT executives and administrative personnel. Bayshore's long-term strategy is expected to see the expansion of these therapies beyond southern Ontario to complement its home care offerings across Canada.

"This acquisition is a great opportunity, not only for CCT executives, consultants and staff, but for the entire community," says Launa Groulx, co-founder of CCT. "Clients will now benefit from the full range of services that are available through Bayshore Home Health, giving them a one-stop-shop to better their quality of life."

About Bayshore Home Health

Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, it is the country's largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics. Its core services are in-home nursing, personal care and home support - which can be purchased directly by individuals and also accessed through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance. Its caregivers deliver care to more than 70,000 clients annually. It also provides nurse/caregiver staffing services, health education programs and treatments in its dialysis centres. Its subsidiary, Bayshore Specialty Rx, offers infusion pharmacy, infusion clinic and pharmaceutical support services to a variety of health care and pharmaceutical organizations.

About Community Care Therapy

Community Care Therapy was founded in 1987 to provide in-home rehabilitation services in the Windsor area. Over its 23 years of operation, the company's service area has expanded to include Essex County and parts of Chatham. Its services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology, which are provided by a team of 45 licensed consultants.

SOURCE Bayshore Home Health

For further information: For further information: Sue Robinson, Regional Director, Bayshore Home Health, 905-822-8075, Ext 253, srobinson@bayshore.ca, www.bayshore.ca

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