Tag: home health

Margot Ware Appointed as Home Health Committee’s New Chair

In December of 2020, EngAge BC established a Home Health Committee to provide guidance on the Association’s priorities and positions relating to the work the Association does on behalf of its members which deliver home health care. Earlier this month, Margot Ware, President of Shylo Home HealthCare, was appointed as the new Chair of the […]

Third cohort of HaIL Training Program commences this week

We are pleased to announce that this week marks the start of EngAge BC’s third cohort of the Home and Independent Living (HaIL) Training Program. Scheduled to run for 6 weeks, this cohort consists of 32 students from the Lower Mainland and they will be guided through the program curriculum by Farhad Jafari, Learning and […]

Families asked to consider Plan-B for home health services

Across the province organizations are facing staffing challenges because of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Guided by Dr. Henry’s announcement yesterday that businesses should prepare to have up to one-third of their staff away sick at one time, home health organizations are bracing for the worst. Difficult weather conditions are also adding to COVID-19 challenges […]

EngAge BC Announces Home Health Committee Members

“EngAge BC was fortunate to receive a very strong response to our call for applications. The Member Council carefully selected each representative based on the knowledge and expertise they feel they will bring to this committee,” says Terry Lake, CEO, EngAge BC and BC Care Providers Association. The appointees are as follows: Stasia Hartley, Chair, […]

#BCCPA2020 Panel: Learnings from the Home Health Sector

In the early days of the pandemic, much of the spotlight was on B.C.’s long-term care and assisted living homes. During this time, however, home health operators were also working around the clock to ensure that the vulnerable clients they support remained safe from COVID-19, and they were often doing so with less formal guidance. […]

New updates to the Home Health COVID-19 Toolkit       

EngAge BC has made updates to the COVID-19: Toolkit for Home Health Operators, which was originally released in April. The guide offers leading practices, templates, and resources that can help you prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The new guide includes additions such as more mental health information, and links to the WorkSafeBC safety plan […]

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 […]

Home health’s fight against COVID-19: a success story so far

Across Canada, the most widely reported impact of COVID-19 is happening in long-term care and assisted living homes. Though home health organizations face similar challenges around infection control and working with vulnerable populations – often with less formal guidance – zero outbreaks have been associated with B.C.’s home health sector, up until now. A leader […]