Tag: Family Councils

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 […]

Media Wrap Up: Health Ministers meeting, long-term health care crisis and more

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC CEO Terry Lake recently appeared on various media outlets to comment on this week’s meeting with provincial Health Ministers and Federal Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, and the recent updates to the Family and Resident Council requirements. In his interview on the Early Edition with Stephen Quinn on […]

BC Government announces changes to Resident and Family Council Requirements

The Government of British Columbia has announced changes to the Residential Care Regulations, which will strengthen Resident and Family Council Requirements. “Long-term care residences are people’s homes and it’s important that residents and family members have a place to share concerns and ideas when it comes to decisions about how the homes are operating,” says […]

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 […]

Q&A: Jennifer Baumbusch on the impact of family councils on long-term care

Family councils can play a critical role in maintaining and improving quality of life for seniors in a care setting. They meet regularly to facilitate communication and promote partnerships between staff and residents in long-term care facilities. Recently, Gerontological Education, Research and Outreach (GERO) at the UBC School of Nursing released a province-wide report on family councils in […]

Exploring the potential benefits and constraints of family councils in long-term care

Our understanding of how care should be delivered to seniors depends greatly on applied research. Through research, we know that family plays an integral role in senior care. We also know how the involvement of individual family members can determine quality of life for residents in care. What we need now is a greater understanding […]