ABOUT

SHYLO NURSING: OUR HISTORY

Betty Brown photo
Betty Brown

Margot and Staff photo
Margot and Staff

Shylo Nursing was founded in 1980 by Betty Brown, an inspired West Vancouver Nurse who wanted to provide a dignified alternative for people with chronic or terminal illnesses wishing to stay in the comfort of their own homes on the North Shore. Betty's company grew over the years as more and more Registered Nurses, Nurse’s Aides and Home Care Workers joined her quest to provide quality home nursing care in North and West Vancouver. Before long she had over a hundred healthcare professionals in her employment and was serving residents all over the Greater Vancouver area; due to this expansion, Betty needed more administrative help and in 1985 Linda Gusa RPN joined her and they worked together successfully for over 15 years.

Margot Ware RN BScN, the present Director/Owner of Shylo Home HealthCare, initially joined the Home Health Care company as a Companion in 1986. Impressed by both Betty and Linda's home nursing and palliative care of her terminally ill mother, and later her aged grandfather, she felt she literally stumbled into her vocation through their wonderful example. Margot started her educational journey towards a Registered Nursing degree while continuing to work as a Home Healthcare Aide at Shylo. Ten years later when Betty and Linda were ready to retire, Margot took over the company that she'd grown to love. Margot has maintained the high ethical standards that have always kept Shylo in the forefront of community service on the North Shore and Greater Vancouver.

Margot says, "We're like a family at Shylo and we're proud to continue offering home care services with the special touch only a small community agency can offer - we are small enough to be familiar with all of our staff and clients, but large enough to meet any community healthcare need. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2010 and we're looking forward to a further thirty years serving the community!"