Tag: COVID-19

Funding available through the LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program

To help support the long-term care and retirement home sector to rapidly share with and learn from each other, and strengthen pandemic preparedness, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute launched LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together (LTC+). The LTC+ program is based on findings captured in a new report – Reimagining […]

EngAge BC Submits Recommendations on Vaccine Rollout Strategy

A long-term care worker has officially become the first person to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. While this news is a cause for celebration, it also has British Columbians asking questions about who will be next in line to receive the vaccine. BC Care Providers and EngAge BC are emphasizing the importance of including employees of […]

Testing, testing, 1,2,3, … how B.C. seniors’ care can win against COVID-19

British Columbia is falling behind other jurisdictions when it comes to COVID-19 tests — how can we fix that? On December 1, 2020 BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the first time via the videoconfercing application Zoom. In addition to updating members on last year’s key accomplishments and future […]

BCCPA response to COVID-19 in seniors care and living

COVID-19 and its effect on seniors care Most jurisdictions across the world have been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with workers, particularly hard hit have been seniors – including those living in long term care where many are already increasingly frail and suffering from multiple chronic conditions.[i] To protect vulnerable populations, […]

The Best Visit Possible: new guide focuses on the needs of families during COVID-19

COVBurnaby, BC (September 22, 2020): As the COVID-19 crisis continues to raise the risks for the seniors living and care sector, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC are releasing a new guide to enhance in-person and online visits that support the best quality of life possible for residents of long-term care and assisted […]

#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 […]

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 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 […]