Tag: long term care

CALTC launches election ad campaign in support of long-term care sector

The Canadian Association for Long-Term Care (CALTC) launches public relations campaign calling on all federal parties to make seniors living in LTC a priority Canada (October 7, 2019) – The Canadian Association for Long-Term Care (CALTC) has launched their federal election public relations campaign today, titled Canada Cares About Our Seniors – Show That You […]

PHC’s Residential Care for Me initiative, starting a “megamorphosis”

Is B.C.’s long-term care sector ready for a “Megamorphosis?” Staff at Providence Health Care (PHC) thinks so, and their seniors care team is leading the way through a total rethink of seniors care at PHC sites. PHC – who shared news about their Residential Care for Me initiative on October 4th – has referred to their […]

Dementia care: changing philosophies and a health social movement

Commentary by Rebecca Morris On June 20, Moira Welsh published a moving piece on caring for people with dementia in the Toronto Star. The poignant article followed a Peel nursing home as it implemented David Sheard’s frequently celebrated Butterfly Household Model of Care. The Butterfly Model rests on the belief that for people experiencing dementia, […]

CKNW Future of Work Series: Caring for the next generation of seniors

BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine was featured in a CKNW radio program discussing the growth in seniors care, which we originally posted last spring. We are re-posting the original program and full transcript as part of our #BecauseBCCares campaign. The following was prepared by reporter Tim Dickert. With more and more baby boomers entering their senior […]

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 […]

Major Ontario Long Term Care Project Launched

Some exciting news has arrived from our industry colleagues at the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). They have officially launched a project — LTC eConnect — that is being supported by Canada Health Infoway. It is hoped that this program will enhance the lives of our residents immensely in long term care, as well […]