As part of our commitment to the continuing care sector, BC Care Providers Association is dedicated to representing the needs of the assisted living sector. Join BCCPA and over 300 members from across the sector, in our efforts to strengthen seniors care, together.
Assisted Living in BC
As of March 2016, there were 4,408 subsidized registered assisted living units and 3,350 units of private registered assisted living in B.C.
Providers tell BCCPA that assisted living provides a valuable and necessary service for B.C. seniors, but that the sector has experienced significant changes over the last decade. With residents’ acuity levels increasing, providers are looking to BCCPA to advocate for the needs and best interests of the assisted living sector, and most importantly, the seniors who the sector supports.
Here are just a few reasons why assisted living providers should join BCCPA.
Reasons Why Assisted Living Site Operators Should Join BCCPA
- BCCPA maintains a strong board comprised of B.C.’s leaders in senior care. We ensure that the Assisted Living sector is well represented on our board and all relevant committees;
- BCCPA has a full-time staff person who is responsible for ensuring that the needs of our assisted living members are met;
- BCCPA regularly reaches out to our members in the assisted living sector to inform our local, provincial and federal advocacy efforts. This includes activities like the 2017 Listening Tour roundtables on assisted living.
- On July 5, 2017 the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released the Assisted Living Tenancy Task Force Review (the “Task Force”). Chaired by Tom Crump, the three-member Task Force was supported by two health authority representatives acting in an advisory capacity, and reported on key issues facing the sector, including Bill 16.
- In December 2017 we launched an Assisted Living Working group to address the recommendations made through the Assisted Living Tenancy Task Force Review;
- BCCPA remains the leading voice on Bill 16, advocating for more clarity on issues of regulation and funding;
- BCCPA is committed to ensuring that our members are informed first about Bill 16 and its effects on the industry. We do this through events such as our January 2018 forum on Assisted Living;
- BCCPA brings best practices in assisted living to the attention of our members, through events like our annual conference in Whistler;
- When issues arise that affect the assisted living sector, we take these concerns directly to organizations such as Health Employers Association of BC, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Health, and WorkSafeBC;
- We proactively respond to the concerns of assisted living providers in our media announcements, such as keeping senior couples together–see stories here and here.
If you have further questions or wish to make an inquiry about membership, please contact Lily Nguyen at email@example.com.