#FamiliesMonth feature part 2: Q&A with the ‘couplehood’ thesis author

Part Two: SFU Masters graduate Lindsay Grasso discusses the research behind her thesis SFU Masters of Gerontology Lindsay Grasso has done her own ‘deep dive’ on the subject of couples separated in LTC. Her thesis is titled ‘Till long-term care do we part’: Exploring the impacts of separating married couples on couplehood and well-being. As […]

Broadcaster Lynda Steele awarded as BCCPA’s inaugural Family Champion of the Year

8th Annual BC Care Awards ceremony happens Feb. 28th in Victoria Burnaby, B.C. (February 17, 2022) – BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) announces that the recipient of its first-ever Family Champion of the Year Award is longtime broadcaster Lynda Steele. The Family Champion of the Year is one of six categories for the 8th Annual BC […]

#FamiliesMonth feature: What happens when couples are separated in LTC?

SFU Masters graduate Lindsay Grasso on her study of what occurs when one spouse in LTC has dementia The subject of married couples in long-term care has prompted controversy over the years, partly because of the level of public understanding about what long-term care is, and how dementia changes behaviours. In the summer of 2016, the […]

#FamiliesMonth encore video presentation with author Deborah Bakti

As part of #FamiliesMonth we providing an encore presentation of Deborah Bakti’s popular #BCCPA2021 conference session titled Build Your Culture on the Way In, One Family at a Time presented by author Deborah Bakti. Ms. Bakti is a leading speaker on the subject of family relationships in long-term care. Presentation Synopsis Now more than ever, the […]

Announcing BCCPA’s ‘February is Families Month’ campaign

Radio ad campaign + events celebrate role of loved ones in continuing care The important role of spouses, daughters, sons, and other beloved companions of seniors-in-care and those being supported at home will be recognized throughout February during BCCPA’s Families Month, a new initiative in support of member organizations. Families Month is also acknowledges everyone […]

Care to Chat on meaningfully engaging family and resident councils

The popular Care to Chat speaker series returns February 17th! The title of this event is Family Ties: Meaningfully Engaging Family and Resident Councils. One of the most heartbreaking impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has been the separation of long-term care residents from their families and friends. While the initial response to […]