A home health care system has been in place for decades in B.C., but it is currently playing a more critical part in our health care system than ever before. By supporting seniors to manage their health and maintain their independence, home health supports seniors to stay in their homes, while providing a cost-effective approach to care.
BC Care Providers Association works on behalf of our province’s growing home care and home support providers as the leading voice for seniors care. Join BCCPA and over 300 members from across the sector, in our efforts to strengthen seniors care, together.
Our home health membership currently represents over 50 percent of the non-government home health payroll in B.C. In 2016, we experienced a 25 percent growth in the number of home care members at BCCPA.
BCCPA’s home health members look to us as the leading voice for information, advocacy and to keep up to date about the issues that matter most.
We have assembled a list of just a few reasons why you should become a member.
Ten Reasons Why Home Care Providers Should Join BCCPA
- BCCPA maintains two full-time members of our board, and a full time staff person responsible for home health;
- BCCPA conducts annual home health roundtables with our members to assist in our advocacy. For example, we held a province wide listening tour in 2017 to hear from providers;
- BCCPA has been the leading agency working with the Ministry of Labour to modernize employment standards for live-in-care providers;
- BCCPA were champions for the creation of SafeCare BC, who now have a mandate funded by WorkSafeBC to train care home care workers in order to reduce workplace injuries and employer premiums;
- We will be releasing a significant home health policy paper in early 2018;
- We recently launched a project which will result in a voluntary quality assurance model for private home health providers in B.C. This project is being led by a working group of industry experts;
- We recently opened a home health stream at our annual conference, and BCCPA members receive special rates;
- We have several committees made up of members and board directors that are always looking for new volunteers. Topics include policy, member engagement and quality of life issues;
- When issues arise that affect the home care 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 home care providers in our media announcements.
If you have further questions or wish to make an inquiry about membership, please contact Lily Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.