Incorporated in 2000, Brewster Healthcare Group Inc. delivers a unique service to the community. From the outset, our mission was—and remains—to provide quality, home-like services to those who need care. Seniors and those facing mental challenges deserve to live with dignity, respect and compassion.
CEO and President John Brewster, BSc PCPA saw the need for transitional homes where aging seniors can move from assisted living to complex care without having to move from place to place.
With this in mind, John set out to create such a vision.
Imagine being able to stay in the same home… among your friends… with staff you know—and who know you… no matter what your health.
That’s how the Brewster Healthcare model works. Once you’re placed in a Brewster home, you can stay in the same place. We offer Assisted Living options, Intermediate Care options right through to complete Complex Care options.
Your quality of life is important to us. When we say we’re committed to caring, we mean we’re committed to caring for your health… your comfort… and your security.
With this vision in mind, the structure of the company revolves around caring for every individual who moves into one of our homes.
The company is privately owned by John Brewster, CEO and President. Departments include Finance, Operations, Administration and Business Development.
Each residence has a Care Manager and an Administrator to manage day-to-day operations. All homes are staffed with licensed personnel who care for our residents.
We take a team approach to care. All decisions concerning residents are made in conjunction with the team and the family. This ensures a complete solution to all care needs for any person.
President and CEO: John Brewster, BSc PCPA
BHG incorporates founder John Brewster’s business savvy and knowledge of the Healthcare Services industry. It also reflects his personal philosophy that one person can make a difference, particularly if he works collectively with talented professionals who share similar values and work ethics.
John’s education and work experience pertain directly to the Brewster Healthcare Group. He is a licensed paramedic with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Associate Degree in Healthcare Marketing, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course from the Canadian Securities Institute. John has worked in sales, marketing, public relations, and various levels of management. While managing a growing healthcare company, he is establishing networks and relationships with agencies and communities through Western Canada.
Considered a visionary with highly-developed leadership skills, John sets achievable and measurable short and long-term corporate goals. Brewster Healthcare Group is operating several locations within many communities, licensed with various health authorities and has family and resident satisfaction in mind in all aspects of business.
Regional Care Manager: Tammya Schwarz
Tammya Schwarz is a registered nurse in the U.S who began her health care career more than 25 years ago. She began as a nursing assistant. Her experience spans from hospital staff R.N. to Director of Nursing in large long term care facilities. She has established, owned and operated two assisted living facilities of her own where she specialized in Alzheimers/ dementia care. She also worked for a time in home health care where she was a wound care specialist and was instrumental in developing wound care protocols and treatments which vastly improved the healing time.Her compassion and caring nature make her an asset to both staff and residents alike.
Director of Information Technologies: Brad Johnson
Brad is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at the Company. He brings a broad range of experience, technical skill and management capabilities to the position. Brad’s duties include supporting corporate administration and operations. In his 11+ years in IT, Brad held positions of increasing responsibility working as an information systems manager, a consultant and a network/system engineer.
Human Resources: Nick Melenimis, B.B.A
Nick’s commitment to caring is emphasized among the employees of Brewster Healthcare. Attending to the employee’s needs and supporting our homes with Human Resource tools. His background in the Service Industry collaborates directly with his degree in Human Resources Management, he is our service specialist. Nick is currently working on his Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation.