Seniors

B.C. care homes well equipped to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie downplays concerns seniors are at risk

Home care service for seniors looks to teach empathy through simulation

Home Instead simulates old age so caregivers get an idea of what it’s like

Greater Vernon senior cycling program wheels into second year

Special ‘trishaws’ saw 500 rides and 4,200 kilometres in debut year

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

North Okanagan couple proof of lasting love

Heaton Place residents celebrating 70 years of marriage

  • Feb 14, 2020

Okanagan seniors misusing meds needs to be addressed: seniors care expert

Mismanaging medications often has dire consequences for Canadian seniors, study shows.

Report highlights need for more publicly funded assisted living units for B.C. seniors

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling on province to boost assisted living units in B.C.

Snapshot: Happy 100th birthday!

Piccadilly Terrace resident celebrated a century on Tuesday, Feb. 4

  • Feb 5, 2020

For-profit senior care homes spend less on staff, B.C. advocate says

Isobel Mackenzie and Adrian Dix focus on private and public care

Gleaners get a hand from Vernon seniors

Creekside residents paired up almost 3,000 socks

Creating community with Micky Fleming

Cherish Living Group CEO loves helping others

  • Oct 30, 2019

North Okanagan hospice launches volunteer palliative care program

The Nav-CARE program will use volunteers to make visits to seniors living with serious illnesses

  • Aug 10, 2019

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

  • Jan 23, 2019

Home care declines as B.C. senior population grows, advocate says

More deferring property tax, using rent subsidy to stay at home

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

B.C. union celebrates end of senior care ’contract flipping’

Adrian Dix says stability is key to increasing care standards

B.C. making progress on senior care staffing, Adrian Dix says

Minister aims to meet residential care provincial standard by 2021

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids