Aspen Care Ltd. was founded in 2009 in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, Aspen Care is registered to do business in Alberta and BC and is offering COVID-19 testing and screening services for businesses, the film industry and individuals who require lab certified, PCR based results. Aspen Care LTD. originally operates as a nursing provider. Since the beginning, Aspen Care continues to help individuals live with dignity and remain as safe, comfortable and independent for as long as possible. Aspen Care provides tailored, personalized care at any location in Calgary, Vancouver and surrounding areas. They are proud to make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for every client. Currently, Aspen Care Ltd. is the parent company of divisions: My Health Journals (LINK: www.myhealthjournals.co) and Aspen Care Testing. Their mission is to help break the COVID chain in Canada, while elevating healthcare by helping fellow Canadians stay safe and healthy through any healthcare crisis. Aspen Care is operated by medical professionals with extensive experience in medical swabbing and testing. Aspen Care’s team is made up of highly trained medical staff including licensed practical nurses and frontline trained swabbers.
A message from Shelley McLellan, LPN, Executive Director and Owner of Aspen Care Ltd.
I've had a lifelong passion for helping others through their health care crisis which led me to create Aspen Care. As a native Calgarian, I've served the community for over 30 years and have developed a vast understanding of the local healthcare system. I founded Aspen Care after going through a personal experience with my brother. He passed away in his 40s from an incurable brain tumor. He died in my arms, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family. I’ve walked in your shoes, and through this personal experience, I understand these kinds of critical situations on an emotional level.
My training includes working as a frontline LPN and community COVID-19 swabber, working at Chinook Hospice, Chinook Dementia Unit, and at the Foothills Hospital on unit 47, Palliative Care. Working as both a Health Care Aide, and a Licensed Practical Nurse, I have developed the medical, technical, administrative and emotional understanding of critical situations. My goal and the goal of my staff is to give each client we have the opportunity to care for, love, respect, and quality of life. My team is able to love our clients unconditionally and support our families during critical and emotional times.
"Shelley was truly our guardian angel. Her care was impeccable, bedside manner was kind and compassionate and she took the time to talk to, and listen to my mom. When mom’s grandkids came into the room and were a bit unsure of how to communicate with mom when she was unresponsive, Shelley put them at ease by telling them that mom could feel and sense the love that they have for her when they were in the room. She eased their worries about saying the “wrong” thing, and validated the kids’ feelings about being there. She is a true gift to the caring profession. Clients are so lucky to have Shelley as part of their journey."
- Anonymous Client, October 2014