Tag: caregivers

Recognizing National Caregivers Day

April 4th, 2023 is National Caregivers Day, a day which formally recognizes caregivers across Canada. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC acknowledges and celebrates the central role unpaid family caregivers play across the province. “I speak from experience when I say caregiving for a family member can be rewarding but also challenging,” says […]

Communication webinar for health care and social sector professionals

Date and Time: March 26th, 10 am – 10:45 am PST Description: Good communication between health-care providers and family caregivers is an essential ingredient for an effective care team. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the different ways that health-care providers communicate. On March 26th from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and […]

Op-ed: Family caregivers to feel the biggest impact of seniors care staffing crisis

Across the province the health human resources crisis is getting worse. Without immediate action we can expect the challenges facing the seniors’ sector to continue to accelerate. The impacts of the crisis on family caregivers, who are often regarded as the backbone of Canada’s health care system, may be nothing short of devastating. Demand for […]

CIHI report says seniors with dementia increased 83 per cent between 2002 and 2013

On June 26, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a new report intended to paint a picture of the effects of dementia on Canadians. CIHI’s news release highlights that almost half of unpaid caregivers of seniors living with dementia experience distress. “Dementia is a challenging disease which many families struggle to manage at home. […]