News and Trends in Health Care
Province Says It’s Improving Residential Care in Vancouver Coastal Health. Seniors in the Vancouver Coastal Health region are benefiting from an investment of over $9.1 million in 2018-19 to increase staffing levels and ensure residents get the care they need in long term care homes. Find out more about the funding increase.
Interventions For Preventing Falls in Older People in Care Facilities and Hospitals: A Review. Falls in care facilities and hospitals are common events that cause considerable harm in older people. This update of a review first published in 2010 (and updated in 2012) assesses the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce falls in such environments. See the full review.
Who Is (Still) Looking After Mom and Dad? Few Improvements in Care Aides’ Quality-of-Work Life. Results of an update to a study from 2015 indicate that there has been little improvement, and even some worsening, of care aide health and quality of life, in part signalling a long term care system ill-prepared to care effectively for Canada's aging population. Read the article here.
Key Recommendations Aimed at Improving Quality of Seniors Care in BC Still Not Implemented Seven Years After Ombudsperson’s Investigation. BC Ombudsperson Jay Chalke issues a progress report from his office’s 2012 investigation examining seniors care and services. The Ombudsperson finds many key recommendations to significantly improve service quality and the protection of seniors rights remain outstanding. See the full report.