Tag: Bend the curve

Seniors care providers ask Dr. Bonnie Henry to support plan to allow family visits

Burnaby, B.C. (June 18, 2020): The organization representing the majority of B.C.’s long-term care and assisted living operators is appealing to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to permit family members to visit with their loved ones in care homes provided measures are taken to mitigate risk. In a correspondence to Dr. Henry, BC Care […]

B.C. continues to bend the curve in long-term care

British Columbia is demonstrating early success in “bending the curve” in long-term care, assisted living and independent living residences. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C., there were 22 seniors’ care residences with active cases of COVID-19. As of today, there are only five care homes under an outbreak protocol. In order to […]

How do Canada’s provinces compare on restricting movement of care workers during COVID-19?

Along with restricting non-essential visits, another important measure to mitigate the introduction and transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care, assisted living and independent living residences, is preventing employees from working at more than one site. Some Canadian provinces took this approach early on, limiting workers to one site to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]

BCCPA lauds government decision to provide ‘pandemic pay’ boost for front-line workers

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, B.C. (May 20, 2020): Yesterday, in a decision commended by BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), the provincial government announced it will provide “hero pay” to essential workers who provide front-line services in settings like hospitals, long-term care homes, and assisted living residences. “People at the front lines of the pandemic are working […]

Funding the COVID-19 crisis in care: B.C. providers feeling the strain

Seniors’ care providers across the province are calling upon the Government of British Columbia to provide emergency financial relief to support the ongoing fight against the coronavirus. While funding has begun to flow in other Canadian provinces to care homes, providers in British Columbia who are feeling the strain of increasing COVID-related costs say the […]

“Team B.C.” approach touted in BCCPA CEO op-ed

BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine’s latest op-ed in the Vancouver Sun delves into how the “Team B.C.” approach helped to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care, assisted living, and independent living. “Led by Minister of Health Adrian Dix, a unique ‘Team B.C.’ approach was undertaken in which private care providers co-ordinated our pandemic […]

B.C. bends the curve: Lynn Valley Care Centre clear of coronavirus

Feature photo: Care staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre seen cheering now they are “COVID-19 free” COVID-19 has struck parts of our country hard, and long-term care has been especially impacted in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec where the Canadian military have been mobilized to support care homes. In B.C., the populations within long-term […]

BC Lieutenant Governor: Thank you, care providers, for your selfless efforts

The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, sends personal correspondence to BCCPA In a letter addressed to BC Care Providers Association, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin paid tribute to the province’s seniors’ care providers for their ongoing efforts and dedication to managing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping older adults […]

How did B.C. long-term care and assisted living operators successfully flatten the curve?

From a national standpoint, the experience of British Columbia seniors care providers and independent living operators is a study in contrast to their counterparts in other parts of the country. COVID-19 continues to ravage long-term care and retirement homes in Ontario and Quebec, to the point where the country’s armed forces have been called in […]