Classic LifeCare to Continue Signature Care's Home Care Legacy in Calgary

After a very successful run, Signature Care is transitioning their Calgary home care business to Classic LifeCare.

Sue Bessant, owner of Signature Care, has only good things to say about the experience she’s had while running the business with her husband John.

“I think we’ve been fortunate to serve the Calgary community and extraordinarily pleased with everyone we’ve met,” says Sue. “We’ve served a lot of wonderful clients over the years.”

Having grown the business from the ground up, Sue and John weren’t going to hand over the reins to just anybody. Signature Care has won several awards, including a BBB Business Ethics Award in 2006, thanks to the team’s dedication to providing excellent home care. They wanted to find a company that was already established in the community and would uphold the same standards as they had over the years.

“When we started looking to sell, we were looking for a company that has similar values,” says Sue.  Most importantly, that meant finding a company that takes a personal approach to home care and gets to know their clients as individuals.

“I think that first of all, our relationships are number one,” says Sue. “Not only with the client, but with their families as well.”

With this in mind, Sue and John felt that Classic LifeCare would be the best fit. John Sherwood, CEO of Classic LifeCare, is proud to welcome Signature Care into the Classic LifeCare family.

“I first met Sue and John at a Stampede lunch about five years ago,” says John.  “From the start, it was clear they were great people – service-oriented, smart and ethical people who’d built a great health care company for the right reasons.”

As she looks ahead to retirement, Sue still plans to keep herself very busy. She plans to continue volunteering with wildlife, hiking, golfing and spending time with her husband. Looking back over the years, Sue is grateful for the people Signature Care has served.

“It’s been an honour to get to know each and every one of them and their families and to be able to establish wonderful relationships with them,” she says.

She’s also thankful for the dedication of Signature Care’s staff, who she says are “just simply the best.”

Classic LifeCare is looking forward to continuing Signature Care’s work in Calgary.

“We are proud to carry on Signature Care’s legacy of compassionate services and continue their excellent relationships, from clients to employees to those in the broader community,” says John.