• Roy W Digital Manager

Yes, it is that time of year again to reset your clocks!

Daylight Saving Time (DST) will come to an end in BC on Sunday, November 7th at 2 a.m., as such we will fall back one hour to 1 a.m.


This is also a good time to test your smoke detectors to make sure they are in good working order and change the batteries if applicable. By aligning your smoke detector checks with DST you have set dates, twice a year, to check on these incredibly important life saving tools.



From Sidney to Victoria BC, Pacific Coast Health Services provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to dementia care & advanced foot care, our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment.


Call (250) 389-0202 or Email tjohnson@pchservices.ca.


  • Roy W Digital Manager

Updated: Nov 6, 2021



Hello Caregivers of Pacific Coast, Although there are different days and weeks devoted to recognizing caregivers across Canada, Healthcare Aide Day is commemorated here in BC in October every year. So, I would like to take this opportunity to give you my heartfelt thanks and let you know how much I appreciate the dedication and superior care that you continue to provide to the clients of Pacific Coast. I recognize that this has been a difficult time, and that the COVID-19 pandemic has made your job even more challenging. But your care has not faltered. I am so proud of the supportive, compassionate manner in which you have supported our clients, allowing them to live in dignity and remain independent as long as possible. Healthcare Aides go by many names, but whether you are a Community Health Worker, a Home Support Worker, or an Office Support Professional, please know that you are an integral part of the frontline healthcare system of our country. On behalf of Pacific Coast Health Services, I thank you for your exceptional care, and for making our community a better place to live.


From Sidney to Victoria BC, Pacific Coast Health Services provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to dementia care & advanced foot care, our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment.

Call (250) 389-0202 or Email tjohnson@pchservices.ca.

  • Roy W Digital Manager

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation has so far only been declared a statutory holiday for the employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces in Canada. Although this has not yet been designated as an official statutory day for our sector, Pacific Coast Health Services recognizes the importance of officially honouring September 30th. Therefore, I am advising you that we will be closing the PCHS office and including this day in our STAT holiday list.

This day is intended to educate and remind Canadians about the history of residential schools, honour the victims and celebrate the survivors. Over the course of more than 100 years, some 150,000 Indigenous children were ripped from their families and forced to attend church-run residential schools, where many suffered physical and sexual abuse, malnutrition and neglect. More than 4,000 are believed to have died. The date of September 30th is to mark Orange Shirt Day, an unofficial day that has been observed since 2013 in memory of a piece of clothing then-six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had taken from her on her first day at a residential school in 1973. Our government is calling on all of us who deliver services to the public to use this opportunity to consider what each of us can do as individuals to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to recommit to understanding the truth of our shared history, to accept and learn from it and in doing so, help to create a better, more inclusive British Columbia. ~ Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation What does this means for PCHS? our office will be closed on the 30th

  • clients have been advised that this is a STAT holiday

  • staff (both in the office and in the field) will be paid STAT pay as per labour standards

  • staff having to work on the 30th will be paid time and a half

Twyla Johnson RN BScN - Director of Operations




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