Bill 16 impact on assisted living garners media attention

This week’s release of the Assisted Living Tenancy Task Force report put the focus squarely on the future of seniors care in B.C. and the potential impact of new provincial legislation. The impact of Assisted Living Amendment Act (“Bill 16”) regulatory changes on assisted living operators has yet to be fully documented, and today there are more questions than answers as to how the Ministry of Health will role out the changes, and who will pay for the increased services and regulatory requirements.

The story by Globe and Mail reporter Wendy Stueck on the Task Force report prompted even more interest from media, who were particularly interested in the idea that our province’s rapidly rising real estate values will exert even more pressure on assisted living providers. BCCPA CEO did the rounds in a series of radio interviews on CBC All Points West (Victoria), Radio West (Kelowna) and On the Coast (Vancouver).

Fontaine spoke with CBC Victoria’s Jason D’Souza, host of All Points West on Wednesday (listen to audio segment below). The full report on CBC.ca is available here.

To read the report issued by the Assisted Living Tenancy Task Force, follow this link.