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The Best Visit Possible

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to raise the risks for the seniors living and care sector, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC are releasing a new guide to enhance in-person and online visits that support the best quality of life possible for residents of long-term care and assisted living homes. The association – which represents the majority of the province’s long-term care and assisted living operators – is showcasing best practices for the sector during a critical time.

The Best Visit Possible: A guide for supporting family visits during COVID-19 was informed by wide-ranging consultations with sector stakeholders – including care providers and family council representatives – and asked residents and family members to comment on what a good visit means to them.

The guide builds upon the association’s earlier publication titled The Best Day Possible: A Quality of Life Framework for Seniors’ Care in B.C., a tool for promoting a culture of person-centered care.

BCCPA and EngAge BC thanks the many individuals and organizations who contributed to this guide, including the members of the project’s advisory group, the Alzheimer Society of B.C., CanAge, the Vancouver Island Association of Family Councils, SafeCare BC, BCCPA’s Board of Directors, the EngAge BC Member Council and the many family members who took time to provide their feedback.

To learn more and to download a copy of the guide, visit www.bccare.ca.