BCCPA wants to hear from you! Vote for the next #CareToChat topic

The Care to Chat speaker series brings together thought leaders, care professionals, health authorities and government representatives to deliberate on pressing issues in continuing care, and explore innovative ideas to strengthen the sector and improve the well-being of seniors in British Columbia.

This season’s Care to Chat has focused on important themes such as culturally appropriate care and culture change in dementia care. Now we want to know which issues matter most to you.

For the first time ever, BCCPA members will be able to choose the topic of our Spring 2018 Care to Chat.

“We’d like to engage in dialogue on promising subjects that are of importance to our members—issues that affect the sector and solutions to strengthen seniors care in B.C.,” says BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine.

Vote for one of the four choices on BCCPA’s members-only portal, Member 365. Potential topics were developed by the BCCPA’s Policy & Research Department and shortlisted by the Events & Recognition Committee.

Below is a summary of the shortlisted topics:

  1. Senior Isolation

This theme will explore negative health and other effects of isolation on seniors, including increased levels of depression and chronic disease. We will look at ways such as increased social activities, adult day programs and technology use to address the issue.

  1. Quality of Life vs. Quality of Care

While quality of care is often a focal area, less attention is paid to improving quality of life for seniors. This topic will look at ways care providers can improve quality of life for seniors such as increasing access to life enhancing therapies or nutritious food.

  1. Aging and Technology

This theme will explore the use of technology in seniors care, including under-utilization and overuse in caring for seniors, and how various technologies could support the shift of resources from acute to community.

  1. Baby Boomers and Seniors Care 

This topic would explore how the aging population, particularly baby boomers, are utilizing resources, pushing demand for services and increasing expectations.  Likewise, it would discuss how baby boomers are placing pressures on the health care system and how the sector needs to adapt.

Take a look at photos from our November 15th Care to Chat with David Sheard on the Butterfly Model of Dementia Care.