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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

Member Spotlight: Rachel 'HL' Lau, Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

Before their current role as Program Manager at Yarrow, Rachel was the Project Coordinator for the Speak My Language project, where they supported youth producers in the process of creating multilingual radio docs featuring low-income Chinese seniors and their experiences with BC's healthcare system. Click here to learn more about Speak My Language.  BCHC staff caught up with Rachel to learn more about the Speak My Language project and the work of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice. …Read More

National Day of Action for LTC National Standards

April 27, 2021 - 11:30 am

The BC Health Coalition joins partners across the country in calling for the federal and provincial/territorial governments to work together and urgently create national standards to improve LTC. We are asking Ottawa for ongoing and sufficient federal funding for provincial LTC programs that meet national standards, including:…Read More

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

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