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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

Committing to Seniors Care: Addressing the Gaps

December 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm

  Thank you for joining us for this second webinar in our series focused on Committing to Seniors Care. This particular webinar focused on the gaps in our Seniors Care system within home care/support, assisted living, and long-term care and how we can address those gaps.  Our three speakers for this webinar were:…Read More

Committing to Seniors Care: Removing the Profit Motive

November 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm

  Thank you for joining us for this first webinar in our series focused on Committing to Seniors Care. This particular webinar focused on the impacts of the profit motive on Seniors Care and on how we can ensure that public funding for care is spent directly on care in LTC. Our three speakers for this webinar were:…Read More

BC Budget misses mark on MSP fees, fails to tackle crisis in seniors care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 21, 2017  Victoria – Today’s provincial budget largely ignores British Columbia’s seniors, despite a rapidly aging population and urgent need for services. “This budget is a major missed opportunity to finally care for our seniors properly,” said Adam Lynes-Ford, BC Health Coalition Campaigner. “Part of the nearly $1 billion surplus could be used to make seniors care available and affordable, but the province is using it instead to replace MSP fee cuts.” …Read More

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 9th, 2017  Across Canada-- Canada's Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord.…Read More

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