EngAge BC has released a COVID-19: Toolkit for Home Health Operators

EngAge BC is announcing the release of a “COVID-19: Toolkit for Home Health Operators.” Developed with support and input from representatives from B.C.’s home health sector, the resource provides operators with best practices, templates and resources, to help navigate these challenging times. “We are pleased to support our home health members in this way, and […]

Seniors are waiting for home care to leave the hospital

On May 30th, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report, Common Challenges, Shared Priorities, which spoke to how Canada’s health systems are faring when it comes to how many Canadians: are hospitalized because of harm caused by substance use; seek frequent emergency room (ER) care for help with mental health and/or addictions; […]

Opinion: NDP government puts seniors’ home care services at risk

See the website handsoffmyhomecare.ca and take action on preventing the costly disruption of home care services in B.C. The stories people tell these days about how they struggle to support an elderly loved one are heartbreaking. We often hear about family members sacrificing vacation time or taking sick days to look after an aging parent. […]

Home Health 101: Understanding how publicly-subsidized home care works in BC

With the controversy swirling around the BC government’s planned expropriation of home care staff into 3 health authorities in just over a year’s time, we have had a lot of questions about how publicly-subsidized home health works here today. The following provides a quick overview on this topic. What is home health care? Home health […]

The future of law and seniors care

Najeeb Hassan is a partner at the law corporation Roper Greyell. Given his lengthy and diverse history in labour, employment and human rights law in the workplace BCCPA has invited him to present on emerging issues to BCCPA’s home health members on June 26. Najeeb’s legal career includes serving as vice-chair of the BC Labour […]

Recap: Home health care content at #BCCPA2018

For the first time ever BCCPA’s annual conference included a content stream specific to home health care. “We know that home care and home support are growing areas of the continuing care sector and we were pleased to include a home health stream at our 41st Annual Conference. Along with the other work which BCCPA is […]

Global Coalition on Aging releases report on relationship-based home care

On June 6 the Global Coalition on Aging released a report, Relationship-Based Home Care: A Sustainable Solution For Europe’s Elder Care Crisis. “Relationship-based home care offers a sustainable solution for the growing care needs across Europe and represents the highest-quality care in the home that we can offer our seniors,” said Michael W. Hodin, PhD, […]

Bold “Made-in-B.C.” Plan to Strengthen Home Care Released

BCCPA paper provides recommendations to ensure that “health begins at home” for seniors (Burnaby, B.C.) February 15, 2018: British Columbians strongly support the idea of “aging in place” and giving seniors the option to remain in their homes as long as possible. But will high quality, dependable home care always be available for many B.C. […]

Home Care Ontario calls for more investment in home care

Home Care Ontario just released their pre-budget submission, which makes eight recommendations for home care. Among the recommendations is a plea for an investment of an additional $600 million annually in Ontario’s home care system to deliver more front line patient care. This would mean 9 million more PSW (care aide) visits, 5.1 million more […]