2023 BC Care Provider of the Year Award in Home Health Nominees (Part 2)

Leading up to our 10th Annual BC Care Awards, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) would like to take the time to feature and profile our BC Care Provider of the Year nominees. This award acknowledges individuals of distinction who provide the best seniors care in home health, assisted living and long-term care.

Read about four nominees in our home health category below.

Tiffany Friesen, Just Like Family Home Care

In her role liaising with clients and caregivers across 6 Just Like Family locations as an Office Manager, Tiffany has consistently provided quality and consistent client service for the past 4 years. Going above and beyond, she has a genuine heart to help others and a passion for home care. Tiffany, having been a caregiver and scheduler, now serves as an office manager, ensuring every client is prioritized and caregivers are matched for the best fit. She problem-solves daily to ensure uninterrupted care, even personally attending to a client during challenging circumstances. Tiffany is instrumental in training new office staff, handling HR issues calmly and professionally, and has taken on additional responsibilities, such as doing assessments and puppy-sitting for the owner.

From resident family members:


“Tiffany made a real difference in my mom’s life with the care she provided. She made her believe there are good people out there that can help.”

“Tiffany is a talented lady. She engaged my husband with his OT exercises after his stroke and was patient and kind with him in his recovery.”

Christina Kinnear, Bayshore Home Health

As a Personal Caregiver, Christina has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality, compassion, and excellence in service delivery, making a significant positive impact on client care. Her dedication is evident in her daily efforts to improve clients’ well-being, managing appointments, and advocating for health improvements. Christina consistently goes above and beyond, paying close attention to detail and maintaining high standards in her approach and reporting. As a valued team member, she actively contributes to the Health and Safety Committee, showing commitment to health and safety for clients and colleagues. Christina also serves as a mentor, providing positive feedback and assistance to new team members for continuity of care and team consistency.

From her colleagues:

“[Christina is] very knowledgeable and passionate about her position, she truly cares about the client. Very optimistic about every detail of the job and organized. She is very passionate about sharing her knowledge base – it is not just her job.” – Ana B, colleague

“I have been able to rely on Christina to provide the necessary care and day to day management of client’s well-being since she joined the Bayshore Team. She has been instrumental on the committee for health and safety, making strong recommendations for continued improvement in the workplace.” – Stephanie D, CSC

Heather Martin, Owner Director

Heather Martin, the owner of Comfort Keepers, leads an organization dedicated to supporting seniors and their families through various care services. Under her leadership, families benefit from specially trained caregivers, companionship, medication reminders, respite care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and personalized care plans. Heather encourages her staff to focus on tasks that engage seniors physically, mentally, and emotionally, fostering authentic and caring relationships. Committed to Elevating the Human Spirit™, Heather nurtures an in-home care network primarily for seniors, empowering them to maintain independence and find joy in everyday moments. With two decades of senior care experience, she understands that true care starts in the heart and can transform lives, create lasting friendships, and elevate spirits. Heather also prioritizes individualized care plans, including physical safety, emotional health, and socialization, and has received Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada to ensure the highest quality services for her clients.

From a family caregiver:

“One of the bright times in both of our lives is when a Comfort Keeper comes over to our home, twice a month, to take care of my husband while I enjoy some time recharging my batteries and reconnecting with others.  Comfort Keepers have been a breath of fresh air for both of us.  I know that for a few hours, I am leaving my husband in capable hands. Those are my guilt free times and an opportunity to do “normal” activities!  That time is a lifesaver for me and a chance for my husband to be with someone other than me.”

From Digital Inclusion Coordinator at Brella:

“Heather is an amazing member of our community, consistently maintaining communication with both the Dementia Caregiver and Family Services and my Digital Inclusion program. Beyond providing much-needed respite for our caregivers, she goes the extra mile by sharing our online events with her community. Heather is a reliable ally when it comes to boosting our event attendance, always considering my workflow and offering her support to prevent me from becoming overwhelmed. Her contributions make her an outstanding asset to Brella and the community we serve.”

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