Media Advisory: BCCPA to comment on province’s plan to allow long-term care home visits

Burnaby, B.C. (June 30, 2020) – Today, following the province’s announcement on changes in the visitation policy at B.C.’s long-term care homes, Mike Klassen, Acting CEO of BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), will be available for comment in person, as well as via phone and Skype. 

What: BCCPA Acting CEO Mike Klassen comments on B.C.’s plan to allow care home visits

When: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 [after Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix’s noon-hour announcement.]

Where: Metrotower I, 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M2 –or– available by Zoom or Skype

Non-essential visits have been restricted in long-term care and assisted living residences since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 18th, BCCPA announced it had asked Dr. Bonnie Henry to support a three-point plan that would enable family members to visit with their loved ones in care homes without compromising workplace safety or impacting the provision of direct care.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Rumana D’Souza-Garcin
Acting Manager of Communications
BC Care Providers Association
(778) 681-4859
rumana@bccare.ca

About BC Care Providers Association

Established in 1977, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading voice for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 380 long-term care, assisted living, home care, home support, and commercial members from across British Columbia. Through its operating arm EngAge BC, the organization represents independent living, as well as private pay assisted living, long-term care and home health services.

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