Tag: COVID-19

UBC report on pandemic recommendations for B.C. long-term care homes

Last month, UBC researchers released a post-COVID report that offers recommendations to better prepare long-term care homes for future outbreaks. The project was led by UBC School of Nursing Assistant Professor, Dr. Farinaz (Naz) Havaei and was conducted in collaboration with BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). It also includes input from 19 LTC home operators, plus […]

Final report on Learnings from the Pandemic to Rebuild Long-Term Care released

It is no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic not only brought challenges to the long-term care (LTC) sector, but also revealed systemic issues in pandemic management policies and procedures affecting residents, their families and staff. To help improve systems in place, Dr. Naz (Farinaz) Havaei, Assistant Professor from the UBC School of Nursing led a […]

Event Wrap-up: Supporting Families Through Grief and Loss

On March 30th BC Care Providers Association held a forum to support long-term care and assisted living staff to better understand the range of support services which they can draw on to support family caregivers. The session was moderated by BCCPA’s VP of Public Affairs, Mike Klassen, and included guests from the Alzheimer Society of B.C., […]

Care providers can now access rapid testing kits in B.C.

Recently released guidelines prepared by the BC Centre for Disease Control on rapid COVID-19 point of care (POC) testing confirm that our province’s seniors care providers finally have access to over 1 million testing kits purchased last fall by the federal government. Rapid antigen testing is considered to be highly accurate and adds an invaluable […]

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 […]

B.C.’s home health providers start receiving vaccinations

From the moment that the province announced their vaccination plan, EngAge BC began working alongside SafeCare BC to ensure that family-retained (i.e., private) home health operators were not forgotten in the roll-out of the groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine. Over the last week we have heard from many of our members whose staff have now received their first […]

EngAge BC Member, Charles Manor, Teams up with Local Middle School for Pen-Pal Project

Image: Shelby Thom/Global News Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of social isolation have been challenging for seniors across British Columbia. In efforts to create connection and community, amid public health restrictions, EngAge BC member, Charles Manor has teamed up with local KVR Middle School to pilot a pen-pal program. The initiative, which was originally […]