From Our Family to Yours…

Discover the heart of Coast Care Ltd. (formerly Sunshine Coast Senior Care), where family values meet a legacy on the Coast. Meet the team behind Coast Care

Ole Johansen

Ole Johansen

Legacy of Ole Johansen: Champion Canadian ski jumper in the 1940’s, Ole Johansen was a recognizable & loved character on the Coast and left his mark on Porpoise Bay campground, crafting the sites and trails through the forest.

Compassionate Vision: After Ole’s passing in Sechelt in 2008, at the age of 97, his caregiver & daughter-in-law, Donna, saw the need for senior care in the community. Sunshine Coast Senior Care was born from her commitment.

Passing the Torch: Retired and with a new name—Coast Care Ltd.—Donna’s daughter, Lisa McGregor, now leads the business, continuing the legacy of care for local seniors. 

“Great art comes from great pain.” Christopher Zara, Tortured Artists

Meet The Team Behind Coast Care…

Meet Lisa…
A Life Shaped by Love and Loss: Lisa’s journey took an unexpected turn when she was widowed at only 34-years-old, leaving her to navigate the challenges of raising two sons on her own. This profound loss became the catalyst for a new perspective on life—one centered around the significance of creating lasting memories rather than accumulating possessions.

A Philosophy of Living Fully: Inspired by the belief that life is a collection of moments, Lisa advocates for living fully and embracing every opportunity to create memories, laugh, love, and dance. This philosophy shapes her approach to both business & caregiving, emphasizing the importance of genuine connections and shared moments.

Carrying the Torch from Donna: With an extensive education and experience in business management, human resources, and accounting/finance, including in the health services and addictions fields, Lisa proudly carries the torch from her mother. Donna’s dedication to senior care and community support laid the foundation for Coast Care Ltd. Lisa is committed to continuing this legacy of compassion and excellence.

Mission to Share a Vision: Lisa is on a mission to pass this vision to her staff and clients at Coast Care Ltd. The essence of her message is simple yet powerful: prioritize the moments that matter, for they are the true treasures in life and beyond.

Caring for Each Other: Lisa understands the significance of caring for one another, not just as a duty but as a fundamental expression of humanity. She believes that genuine care begins with the well-being of her staff. Making their welfare a top priority ensures they can, in turn, provide unparalleled care and attention to the clients they serve.

A Commitment to Excellence: With a commitment to excellence and a passion for making a positive impact, Lisa McGregor stands at the forefront of Coast Care Ltd., carrying the torch from her mom and steering the organization toward a future where compassion, connection, and cherished moments define the essence of caregiving.

Join Lisa and the Coast Care family in celebrating the richness of life and the joy found in every shared moment.

Lisa McGregor - CFO/Director

Lisa McGregor, CFO/Director, Coast Care Ltd.

Leah Alilin - Registered Care Aide Manager

Leah Alilin
Registered Care Aide Manager

Meet Leah…

What do you love most about your job?
Being a care aide is very rewarding. What I love most about my job is the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives and provide them with the care and support they need. It is fulfilling to know that I am helping others every day. Seeing our clients smile after receiving care makes my day fulfilling too. I am happy and proud to see their beautiful smiles each day.

What inspired you to work in home care?
My inspiration to work in home care comes from a genuine desire to help and support others. During my college days, my grandpa stayed with us so we could assist him in his daily living, including preparing meals and providing medication assistance. I loved washing his clothes by hand, and he truly appreciated it. Being a caregiver allows me to make a real difference in people’s lives, and that’s something truly inspiring.

What sets you apart in your field?
People working in home care have a special kind of compassion and empathy. We truly care about the well-being of others and go above and beyond to provide personalized care and support. I believe what sets me apart in my field is my ability to connect with people on a personal level and create a warm and nurturing environment for our clients. I strive to be a kind, smart, and creative caregiver who can provide support whenever it’s needed.

Tell us a professional success story you’re proud of…
I started my career as a live-in caregiver in 2005. After my client passed away, I took the initiative to receive specialized training to assist clients who have developmental disabilities. Later on, a colleague advised me to obtain a Health Care Assistant (HCA) license for career advancement.

After obtaining my HCA license, I established a career as a care aide. I applied to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and was subsequently hired by Coast Care, formerly known as Sunshine Coast Senior Care. My career has allowed me to provide for my family and achieve personal goals, including owning properties in Canada. I am grateful to my aunt for opening the door of opportunity for me.

I am proud to be part of the Coast Care team and serve as a manager. I am thankful to Donna and Lisa for trusting me. My journey to this point has been filled with hard work and dedication, and I am grateful for where I am today.

Meet Bria

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most is connecting with families and clients, getting to know their unique goals, and supporting them every step of the way. I also enjoy working with such a kind and compassionate care team!

What inspired you to work for Coast Care?

I was inspired to join Coast Care because of their holistic approach. They truly care about improving the quality of life and consider each family’s unique needs. Viewing individuals as a whole is the direction that healthcare needs to go, and Coast Care is setting a wonderful example of exactly that.

What do you think sets you apart in your field?

What sets me apart in my field is my background in holistic nutrition, yoga therapy, and medical surgical nursing. These different perspectives complement each other, informing my practice to provide holistic and compassionate care.

Tell us about a professional success story that you’re proud of...

One client, who suffered from chronic back pain from a car accident over a decade ago, had become accustomed to living in pain and became more sedentary as the years went by. We worked on movement and nervous system regulation practices regularly, and after a few months, she was standing straighter, had less pain, reduced medication needs, and even slept better at night. It was a joy to witness our work together lead to so many positive changes in her life.

Meet Bria Herrington - Registered Nurse

Bria Herrington
Registered Nurse

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