Shylo Home Healthcare

Provides quality home care to Vancouver’s lower mainland since 1980.


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Our History

Betty Brown Shylo Home Healthcare

Betty Brown, Founder of Shylo Nursing

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.

Betty Brown Shylo Home Healthcare
Margot Ware Shylo Healthcare

Owner of Shylo Home Care since 25+ 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 had 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.

It’s Nursing Care By Nurses

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.

“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 will be celebrating our 44th anniversary in 2024 and we’re looking forward to many more years serving our community!”

~ Margot Ware

Why Shylo Home Health Care?

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72% of Canadians

say Canada should invest more in Home Care.

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95% of Canadians

adults surveyed want to be able to age in place allowing them to maintain their independence, comfort, and dignity.

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47% of Canadians

which is half of Canadians, further say they will do everything in their power to avoid entering Long Term Care themselves, and to keep close family.

Adult Canadians say, “I dread the thought of living in long-term care”.

We are not a large, faceless franchise. We are local nurses caring for our neighbours in our own community since 1980. We are a well-established and reputable Home Healthcare Agency that has been supporting people who want to stay in their homes but find themselves challenged by:

  • Age
  • Mobility
  • Recovery from surgery
  • Chronic illness
  • New Baby
  • Palliative Care
  • Special Care: Dementia, Alzheimer

People live longer when they can remain in their homes. However, age, mobility, surgery, and other complications can make it difficult to do on your own. Plus, family are not always in town or available to provide daily support. That’s where we can help.

Cost Effective Alternative To Residential Care

Cost Effective Solutions by Shylo Home Healthcare

Shylo Home Health Care is a cost-effective alternative to:

  • Residential Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Long Term Care
  • Hospice


Whether your loved one needs assistance with daily tasks or more complex nursing care, Shylo can provide the appropriate level of service and support so you or your loved one can safely remain in your own home.