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Improving Senior's Care

Everyone in B.C. deserves quality and accessible health care no matter their age, ability, income or health status.

When home and community care services, such as home support and residential care, are fully funded, well coordinated and accessible, they are a key part of care for people and reduce pressure on the more expensive primary and acute systems.

In countless consultations and studies, British Columbians have told our government that we expect that seniors and people with disabilities be treated with dignity and respect, and that the health care system be there for them when they need it. Despite this, the BC government has failed to act on many of the key recommendations to improve care.

The BCHC community works across the province to strengthen services for our elders and people with disabilities so that we can all live and age with dignity in B.C.

Home and Community Care saves money and saves lives

Campaign Updates & News

BC Budget leaves province unprepared for looming federal health care cuts

VICTORIA (.pdf version) - The BC Health Coalition says that the 2015 budget fails to plan for the looming federal health care cuts and lacks the leadership needed to care for the province's aging population. "B.C. is facing a 5 billion dollar cut to health care under the federal government's new funding formula and this budget leaves us unprepared," says BC Health Coalition co-chair Rick Turner of today's budget.…Read More

Ombudsperson, Seniors Advocate to speak at sold out seniors care conference Friday; overwhelming response indicates strong appetite for change

VANCOUVER -  Media are welcome to attend tomorrow's sold out conference: System Change for Seniors Care. BC's Ombudsperson Kim Carter and Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will both speak about their roles in improving seniors' care. Afternoon sessions will address residential care, home support, poverty and other key issues. The conference is co-hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the BC Health Coalition.…Read More

Taking action on seniors care and support

December 10, 2012 - 09:15 am

An invitation from the Vancouver Cross-Cultural Seniors Network, BC Health Coalition, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Remaining Light Project Join us at a community forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC’s home and community care system. Ms. Carter’s recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into “systemic issues” in seniors care in BC.  …Read More

Home Support Forum

February 6, 2014 - 07:00 pm

Join us at a community forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC’s home and community care system. Ms. Carter’s recommendations were released February 14, 2012 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into “systemic issues” in seniors care in BC.  In the almost two years since the report was released the government has yet to fully implement one of the recommendations.…Read More

Shedding the Light on Seniors' Care

April 12, 2012 - 07:00 pm

Join us at a free public forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter's comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC's home and community care system. Ms. Carter's recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into "systemic issues" in seniors care in BC. The purpose of the forum is not to come to one common understanding or analysis of the Ombudsperson's report, or the government's response to it, but rather to learn more and discuss ideas in an open dialogue.…Read More

The Ombudsperson’s Report on Seniors Care in BC – Building a Community-Based Response

March 5, 2012 - 02:45 pm

An invitation from the Vancouver Cross-Cultural Seniors Network, BC Health Coalition, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Remaining Light Project Join us at a community forum March 5 to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter's comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC's home and community care system. Ms. Carter's recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into "systemic issues" in seniors care in BC.…Read More

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