Agreement will raise sector's capacity with 20 Bayshore clinicians set
to become master facilitators
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Bayshore HealthCare, Canada's
largest provider of community health care services, is entering into a
partnership with the Pallium Canada to expand the capacity to educate
healthcare professionals in palliative care. The partnership will allow
Bayshore to provide standardized education and expertise in hospice
palliative in Canada. Graduates will be qualified to educate other
professionals across the country as Pallium-certified Bayshore LEAP
"Our partnership with Pallium is part of our ongoing investment in
ensuring healthcare professionals across Canada have the skills and
experience needed to deliver optimal home-based care," says Holly
Quinn, Director of Clinical Programs at Bayshore HealthCare. "Bayshore
is committed to providing the best possible services and support to our
clients, and that includes palliative and end-of-life care."
Pallium will educate 20 Bayshore clinicians who, once they have
completed their courses, will be master facilitators qualified to teach
Pallium's Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life
Care (LEAP). The LEAP program is Mainpro-C accredited by the College of
Family Physicians Canada.
"With the number of aging Canadians continuing to increase, the
healthcare system must continue to invest in education to ensure people
nearing the end of their lives have the best possible support," says
Dr. Kathryn Downer, National Director of Pallium Canada. "Our
partnership with Bayshore is a great example of working together to
achieve this goal."
Bayshore Home Health, a division of Bayshore HealthCare, offers a wide
range of home care services that include nursing, therapy and
rehabilitation services, personal care, home support and companionship.
These services allow seniors to continue to live in their own homes
with dignity and independence, while also providing much-needed support
for family caregivers.
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 Specialty Rx (specialty pharmacy,
infusion and pharmaceutical patient support services), Bayshore Therapy
& Rehab (physiotherapy and rehabilitation services) and Bayshore
Dialysis (dialysis centers). 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 50 Best
Managed Companies award since 2006. For more information,
call 1-877-289-3997 or visit www.bayshore.ca.
About Pallium Canada
Pallium Canada is a national palliative education Community of Practice
(CoP) comprised of academic, health care providers, and government and
NGO leaders. Pallium's CoP has grown over the years due to the members'
common interest in improving the quality of hospice/palliative care
services in Canada. It contributes to capacity building and public
engagement strategies essential to meeting the urgent and emerging care
needs for Canada's most vulnerable, those facing life-threatening
illness, and those who care for them. The organization is led by a
volunteer board of directors with a national office located in Ottawa,
Ontario. For more information, see www.pallium.ca.
SOURCE: Bayshore HealthCare
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