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.
Following a presentation by Ms. Carter and an opportunity for questions and answers, we’ll discuss ideas for building broad-based support for her recommendations. What can we do within our own networks, organizations and communities to help reinforce the significance of her recommendations, and the importance of provincial government leadership to implement them? What kinds of information or supports do groups need to do this work? How can we most effectively raise the profile of the Ombudsperson’s report and seniors care issues with the wider public? How should the provincial government engage with and consult seniors in implementing the recommendations, in particular as it establishes a seniors’ advocate?
Special guests: Kim Carter, BC Ombudsperson; Rick Turner, Co-Chair of the BC Health Coalition and Donna Stubbe, front-line community health worker.
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