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Foundation

Alternacare and Bruyère

Working together to make a difference.

Alternacare and Bruyère are extremely proud of their decade-long partnership. The word “care” in our names is not the only thing our two organizations have in common. Our mission is one and the same, and the work we carry out a true calling. Operating in unison, our teams provide qualified, compassionate health care to people when they are at their most vulnerable, and we act as a lifeline to their devoted family members.

An Accredited staffing firm serving the Ottawa region since 2008, Alternacare offers first-rate, affordable health care professionals to clients in hospital, in retirement homes, and at home. Alternacare supplies Bruyère with Sitters and Escorts, serving each of our sites.

Understanding that caregivers play a significant role in the circle of care surrounding a family, all staff hired for Bruyère by Alternacare are selected for their knowledge, insight into the patient / resident experience, and empathy for the challenges their families face. Alternacare also provides ‘in home care’ through Bruyère’s Assisted Living Services program, with PSWs in the community each day. Assisting with activities of daily living, light housekeeping, and meal prep, the bond between our caregivers and the individuals they support is a remarkable relationship, very much like family.

Having worked closely with Bruyère staff for the last ten years, we have had the opportunity to witness the vital work carried out by the Foundation. Alternacare’s Manager, Anne Côté, has personally experienced how Bruyère makes a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.

“My mom was in the stroke rehab unit at Saint-Vincent’s hospital. She came in on a stretcher with a feeding tube and walked out on her own,” recounted Anne. “We saw first hand the miracles performed daily. My family is still most grateful for the loving care she received.”

Sharing mutual values of respect and compassion, our organizations promote each other’s commitment to quality care. Alternacare offers a reduced rate for family members of Bruyère residents, so that they can go home when they are drained and tired, knowing that their loved ones will be being cared for while they rest.

Alternacare also contributes annually to the Foundation, to further Bruyère’s efforts of making each life better.

The appreciation is mutual. When families of residents and patients at Bruyère need additional support off-hours, Bruyère often recommends Alternacare as one of the sources of relief they can trust.

As one decade closes and another is fast approaching, we look forward to the next chapter of changing lives with Bruyère – one that continues to be defined by the highest quality standards, a shared commitment to patient and resident well-being and, of course, care.

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