Category: Long-Term Care

Dec 19
The Role of Nutrition in Senior Wellness: A Comprehensive Guide

Note: The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or considered a diagnosis or treatment for any health concern. Before implementing any dietary or lifestyle changes, consult with a qualified healthcare professional regarding your individual health needs. Nutrition is an essential aspect […]

Aug 18
HSO’s new Consultation Workbooks for National Long-Term Care Services Standard

HSO recently released new Consultation Workbooks that were designed to support stakeholders in offering further input which will shape the development of HSO’s new National Long-Term Care Services Standard. The Workbooks build on voices of over 16,000 Canadians who shared their feedback through their previous inaugural national “Developing National Long-Term Care Standards: Your Opinion Matters!” Survey. […]

Jun 28
Your gut health changes as you age. Here is what you need to know.

What is a digestive tract? The digestive tract is a set of organs that work together when you consume food and liquid to help you swallow, digest, and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. A gastrointestinal (GI) condition occurs when the digestive system is not functioning as it should. Common GI conditions are diverticular disease, inflammatory […]

Dec 31
Quality of life funding makes way for care home’s intergenerational music program

Funded through a grant from the Ministry of Health, and managed by BC Care Providers Association, the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP) provided $10 million over three years to 188 publicly-funded long-term care homes in British Columbia to purchase new equipment intended to enhance safety and quality of life for seniors. The Good […]

Nov 10
Black Press Media features BC Care Provider of the Year (LTC) Lisa MacKenzie

Every day, care providers across British Columbia engage in challenging and inspiring work. Through the BC Care Awards, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC celebrate those who go above and beyond to provide excellent care to B.C. seniors. We are pleased to share this feature profile on 2020 BC Care Provider of the Year […]

Jan 07
British Columbians speak up for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Canadians living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year to change hearts and minds. They are courageously stepping forward with their personal stories in the Alzheimer Society’s nation-wide campaign, “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.” as part of January’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), forty […]

Dec 10
How much does long-term care cost?

About long-term care Long-term care homes are an option for seniors who need 24-hour professional support and care because of their physical needs, or because they have advanced Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. For many seniors, this is the best option when the person can no longer be cared for in their own home or […]

Aug 08
Musical memories: A care home’s novel approach to advance quality of life

Caregivers at a Sidney care home are using an important tool to address the cognitive and emotional symptoms of dementia among residents—the power of music. The music therapy program at Sidney All Care Residence goes beyond playing music for residents in common living areas. Staff work with families of residents to compile a list of songs or […]

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