MARKHAM, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C. – Saint Elizabeth Health Care will expand its services to clients, their families and other organizations with the acquisition of Tyze Personal Networks. Tyze is a private online community centered around one person. Families, friends, neighbours and healthcare professionals use a Tyze network to communicate and work together to care for that individual.
As Canada’s largest non-profit charitable provider of home healthcare services, Saint Elizabeth empowers people with access to knowledge, support and care in their homes, through technology and an unparalleled care experience. Tyze is an excellent example of a product aimed at reducing social isolation, encouraging community support and helping to organize care in a person’s time of need.
Named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Ageing Products” by the Financial Times, Tyze is a secure and private web-based community network.
“We are excited to welcome Tyze into the Saint Elizabeth family,” said Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth. “The ability of Tyze to connect people for better care aligns closely with our vision to honour the human face of healthcare.”
“Today’s announcement is a natural progression of our successful five-year affiliation with Saint Elizabeth,” said Vickie Cammack (pictured), Founder and CEO of Tyze. “This is a great opportunity to introduce this product to new clients and caregivers, as more and more people deal with health conditions at home.”
Tyze personal networks are private, ad-free spaces where small, intimate groups gather to provide care for someone facing any type of challenge. The platform will be available to other organizations and also direct to consumers who are looking for this kind of service.
Tyze will be an important part of Saint Elizabeth’s new Aging Well @Home program, which recognizes the essential role played by family and friends in caring for people in their homes, by providing much-needed care and support.