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 350 members from across B.C. in our efforts to strengthen seniors care, together.
Assisted Living in B.C.
As of 2019, there were 4,372 publicly subsidized, registered assisted living units in B.C. and 3,875 private registered assisted living units 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 us to advocate for the needs and best interests of the assisted living sector, and most importantly, the seniors who the sector supports.
Reasons Why Assisted Living Site Operators Should Join BCCPA
- BCCPA maintains a strong Board comprised of B.C.’s leaders in senior care. Recently the Board moved to appoint a representative responsible for representing the needs of assisted living members;
- 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 and more recent consultations on Bill 47.
- 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 (2016).
- In December 2017 we launched an Assisted Living Working group to address the recommendations made through the Assisted Living Tenancy Task Force Review, this was followed by our January 2018 Forum on Assisted Living;
- BCCPA remains the leading voice on Bill 16, advocating for more clarity on issues of regulation and funding. In January of 2019 BCCPA released A Recommendations Report on Bill 16 (2016) and the Future of Assisted Living;
- BCCPA is committed to ensuring that our members are informed first about the issues that effect the industry, we do this through our member only work space.
- 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.
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To join BCCPA as a service provider, please fill and submit our online membership application.