On February 14, 2012, the B.C. Ombudsperson released Part 2 of her report into seniors' care. Read HEU's news release for more details.
Read what B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter says about improving care for seniors in her February 2012, The Best of Care: Getting It Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2): Overview, Full Report: Volume I, Full Report: Volume II, FACT sheet.
Also, read the Ombudperson's February 2012 report On Short Notice: An investigation of Vancouver Island Health Authority's Process for Closing Cowichan Lodge.
Thank you for your interest in our campaign to improve the care that we provide to seniors in British Columbia.
In January 2009, HEU made a submission, along with hundreds of other groups and individuals from across B.C., to the Ombudsperson.
Find out more in these two reports from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA): An Uncertain Future for Seniors: BC’s Restructuring of Home and Community Care, 2001-2008 (Full Report/Summary), which includes a breakdown of cuts to seniors’ care in communities across B.C. and Innovations in Community Care: From Pilot Project to System Change (Full Report), which reviews the state of home and community care in B.C.
Support the BC Health Coalition’s Home and Community Care Campaign to raise awareness about the state of seniors’ care in B.C. and support the Ombudsperson’s recommendations contained in her report.
The BC Health Coalition has provided a number of resources that will help you piece together the seniors’ care puzzle, and propose a number of solutions to improve the quality of care available to seniors. They’ve also provided information in both Punjabi and Simplified Chinese.
Get the facts
You can also review what doctors, care home operators and watchdogs like the Ombudsperson and the Auditor General are saying about the state of seniors’ care in B.C. in our Calling for Better Care section. And check out our fact sheets and resources.