Care to Chat: Time to Care – What is the appropriate number of care hours?

With the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic, many politicians across Canada set a target of four hours of care per resident each day. The staff in care homes work incredibly hard; however, issues such as the health care worker shortage and a lack of funding may pose as barriers to achieving the target.

Ensuring that Canada provides the appropriate amount of care is crucial to bringing quality of life for our older adults.

Our panel will feature:

  • Lynda Steele (moderator): Broadcaster
  • Mark Blandford, President & CEO, Providence Living; Vice President, Seniors Care, Providence Health Care
  • Kim McGrail, MPH PhD, Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health; Director of Research, UBC Health; Scientific Director; Population Data BC; Scientific Director, Health Data Research Network Canada
  • Ann Marie Leijen, RN, MBA; CEO, Maplewood Care Society

The panel will discuss the evidence, or lack of evidence, for the four-hour standard and explore the meaning of the policy for the care sector, and answer questions such as:

  • Is the four-hour standard enough to provide the appropriate care for older adults? Is it too much?
  • What is the right mix of care workers? Are we using the right care model?
  • Can the four-hour standard be staffed to provide the promised amount of care?

Join the conversation:

February 15th, 2023
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Terminal City Club

Member Tickets: $85
Non-Member Tickets: $135

Tickets include a delicious three course lunch.

This event is now sold out.

Thank you to our sponsors who make these conversations possible.

Title Sponsor: Arjo

Gold Sponsors: PointClickCare & FortisBC

Silver Sponsors: Surge Learning & CareRX

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