Tag: BCCPA2020

#BCCPA2020 Virtual Conference Encore comes to YouTube!

The first-ever ‘virtual’ conference of the BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC took place last September, and it was a hit with our hundreds of online delegates. The best of our programming is now available on our YouTube channel, and for this “unlimited access” at no cost we ask a favour from you. Click […]

#BCCPA2020: Association’s first-ever virtual conference receives rave reviews

This week, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC hosted its first-ever virtual annual conference “COVID-19: What Set B.C. Apart?”. Despite an unexpected change in format, the 2020 Annual Conference had over 300 participants and a line-up of high-profile speakers from across Canada and the world, including Dr. Jane Philpott, Dr. David Grabowski, Dr. Janice […]

#BCCPA2020 Opening Video: questions to ask about B.C.’s COVID crisis

This week’s #BCCPA2020 virtual conference will provide a “deep dive” on how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the seniors living and care sector. Setting the tone for these conversations is our 2-minute opening theme video that uses many emotional still and video images to capture the spirit of the eight challenging months that have gone […]

Announcing TELUS Business as a gold sponsor for the 2020 Annual Conference

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC are pleased to announce TELUS Business as one of the gold sponsors for the 2020 Annual Conference featuring panel discussions, webinars, and a virtual exhibit hall with some of the globe’s expert medical professionals. This is the third consecutive year TELUS Business has been a gold sponsor of […]

#BCCPA2020 Panel: Learnings from the Home Health Sector

In the early days of the pandemic, much of the spotlight was on B.C.’s long-term care and assisted living homes. During this time, however, home health operators were also working around the clock to ensure that the vulnerable clients they support remained safe from COVID-19, and they were often doing so with less formal guidance. […]

Seniors Care and COVID-19: A BC Success Story?

Early signs were that British Columbia could flatten the curve—but what can we learn from today’s spiking SARS-CoV-2 infection rates? On March 7th, B.C.’s first COVID-19 outbreak in a long term care was reported at Lynn Valley Care Center. Shortly thereafter restrictions in care homes across the province would be introduced. At the peak of […]

#BCCPA2020: What can B.C. learn from Dr. Jane Philpott?

It was the Easter Long weekend when Dr. Jane Philpott got the call for help from a health care facility in Ontario. Participation House — a group home for highly vulnerable adults living with special needs — was seeking support from the family physician and former federal MP following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the […]

Announcing Medical Pharmacies as a gold sponsor for the 2020 Annual Conference

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC are pleased to announce Medical Pharmacies Group Limited (MPGL) as one of the gold sponsors for the 2020 Annual Conference. Medical Pharmacies has a long history as a market leader and trusted partner in pharmacy services for all sizes and types of continuing care communities in British Columbia […]

#BCCPA2020: What are your tough questions about dementia care and COVID-19?

Each day, BCCPA and EngAge BC members strive to support people living with dementia in a way which is compassionate, creative, and safe. COVID-19, and the need to implement infection prevention controls, however, has added incredible complexity to how this is done. For example, enforcing social distancing measures, and supporting optimal hand washing both pose […]