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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

Seniors’ advocate position weakened without independence

Coalition questions government's stewardship of seniors' care, points to little progress made on B.C. Ombudsperson's recommendations, no focus on seniors' care in 2013 budget Vancouver — The BC Health Coalition is expressing frustration that the seniors' advocate legislation tabled yesterday will not create an advocate that is independent of government. "Last year the Ministry of Health consulted seniors and other stakeholders on their priorities for an advocate position, and independence was a clear top priority," says BC Health Coalition co-chair Rick Turner.…Read More

B.C. Budget shortsighted on seniors’ care, sustainability

Victoria — The BC Health Coalition says that the 2013 budget does not take the necessary steps toward improving seniors' care nor ensuring the long term sustainability of the public health care system. "B.C. needs a system that is there to care for our aging population, yet there is little evidence in this budget to suggest our government intends to take serious action on seniors' care," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rick Turner of today's budget, which projects a reduction in real health care spending.…Read More

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