DC resident goes above and beyond

Leanne Bowe is honoured to be nominated by the Home Share Provider Support Group as a Health Care Hero!

Bowe has supported and provided care in her home for children, youth and adults for the past 20 years. She demonstrates an outstanding dedication to the individuals she supports! Little is known about this career but Home Share Providers contract through agencies and Community Living BC to care for adults with disabilities and mental and health related challenges within their home and community to have an inclusive and reward ing life.

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This will often include supports through day programs, community inclusion workers, nurses and the community itself. However this all changed in mid-March with Covid and Bowe like all other Home Share Providers were forced into isolation to keep their individuals safe as they are at higher risk of developing Covid. Home Share Providers experienced the loss of all supports systems.

This care was left in Bowe's hands and she is very grateful for the support from her husband. Due to the challenges that were faced during Covid, Leanne and her husband also had even more challenges when one of their individuals became ill (not Covid related). Leanne advocated for her person's needs to develop a quality of care and plan of action to ensure that her person's with disabilities received the care and attention that was required as his own nurse could not be provided. Due to the high level of care her individual required, Bowe received permission to support her individual in the hospital during the duration of the time he was hospitalized.

Bowe was thankful for the great support she received from the Dawson Creek Hospital Medical Team! In addition, Leanne's husband and a close family friend continued to provide high quality care and consistency for the other individuals back home in her absence. Bowe was pleased to see the continual support for the other individuals in her home during critical times. As well, Leanne is grateful for the support she received from CLBC during this complex tim.



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