The BCCPA continues to make the news! Here are a few of the articles and stories that have been published since my last CEO Member Report:
The Ministry of Health has ordered a detailed review of about 35 seniors’ residences in B.C. that have either no automatic sprinklers or only a partial system to prevent fires…Lake announced the review Friday following a meeting last week involving his staff, the B.C. Care Providers’ Association, building experts, the fire commissioner’s office and other safety officials… Read more here.
The horrific fire at a Quebec seniors’ home sparked calls Friday for the B.C. government to make sprinkler systems mandatory in all seniors’ facilities…The B.C. Care Providers’ Association took a similar position Friday, calling for an urgent meeting with health and fire officials to begin the process of cataloguing all older buildings in need of automated sprinkler systems… Read more here.
Security Of ‘Wandering’ Dementia Patients A Growing Concern
Former nurse Joan Warren was found dead three kilometres away from the North Vancouver care facility where she had been living, which boasts of “extra comfort and security” for patients with dementia…It does not have any publicly funded beds and is not a member of the B.C. Care Providers Association, to which most care facilities belong…Read more here.
“The grey tsunami presents unique challenges to our communities, our health care system and our justice system,” Suzanne Anton, B.C.’s attorney general and a former Crown prosecutor, told a symposium on elder abuse in November…Read more here.