Partnership will launch The Seniors' Care Assistance Program™ to assist OTIP's retiree health plan members in gaining access to senior care and support services
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. is pleased to announce their partnership with OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan). Just in time for Senior's Month, the partnership will allow Bayshore HealthCare to provide assistance to OTIP's retiree health plan members* in gaining access to senior care and support services to ensure they better understand care options for themselves and their immediate families.
"The Canadian health care system can be very difficult to navigate, with many seniors and families unaware of the vast majority of services and resources available to them," says Kevin Webster, Managing Director, Bayshore HealthCare. "Partnering with OTIP is a natural extension of our ongoing mission to help families and their aging loved ones gain access to the services they need, ensuring they get the right care, every time."
Effective June 1, The Seniors' Care Assistance Program™, provided by Bayshore HealthCare, will be offered by OTIP to their retiree health plan members, connecting them to a registered nurse who specializes in senior care assistance.
"We are excited to be partnering with Bayshore HealthCare. At OTIP, we don't have a profit motive, we have something more inspiring: a "putting members of the education community first" motive," says Vic Medland, CEO, OTIP. "Through The Seniors' Care Assistance Program, we will be connecting our members and their immediate families, including their parents, to a registered nurse, who will assess their health care concerns and provide the best possible information or assistance."
*Exclusive to RTIP (Retired Teachers Insurance Plan) and ARM (Active Retired Members) extended health care plans.
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 Best Managed Companies award since 2006. For more information, call 1-877-289-3997 or visit www.bayshore.ca.
At OTIP, we not only understand the education system, we believe in it. OTIP has been committed to providing quality insurance benefits and advice for the best value since 1977. Across all lines of insurance, OTIP provides coverage to over 160,000 education workers in the province. OTIP is proudly governed, led and inspired by the four education affiliates (AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF/FEESO) and their local leaders who daily champion the members of the education community. Being affiliate-led means OTIP understands, like no other, the needs and hopes of their members. Every product and service OTIP offers has been shaped and improved by this deep understanding. For more information, call 1-800-267-6847 or visit www.otip.com.
SOURCE Bayshore HealthCare
For further information: Michelle Nicol, Marketing Supervisor, Bayshore HealthCare Ltd., Phone: (905) 822-8075 ext. 32365, Email: [email protected]; Kathleen Edmondson, Account Manager, Citizen Relations, Phone: (416) 934-8097, Email: [email protected]; Patricia Wilkinson-Bizjak, Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications, OTIP, Phone: 1-800-267-6847 ext. 2615, Email: [email protected]