News

Sep 05
2018

Get Ready for Winter Driving Now

As odd as that may sound now, if you drive for work during winter or have community and home care workers who do, now is the time to start your winter driving preparations. It’s far more than just making an appointment to get your winter tires installed. Vehicles are one of the highest sources of […]

Aug 27
2018

Join Our Board

Are you a senior leader working in home care and passionate about health and safety and looking to become more involved in SafeCare BC? Consider joining our Board of Directors. Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for a Board position? We want to hear from you. We are recruiting for a […]

Aug 07
2018

How is Your Mental Health Awareness?

Our members have told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why SafeCare BC is excited to announce a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association that will see a series of three webinars be available to our members. Each webinar will cover a different theme. Mental health has a huge impact […]

Jul 19
2018

Vancouver Sun: Health, safety message muted in seniors’ care discussion

The following editorial appeared in the Vancouver Sun on July 13, 2018 Given that there are now more seniors in Canada than there are children, The Vancouver Sun’s recent series on seniors’ care was timely, informative and hopefully stimulated conversation with families and government policy-makers. But discussion about the workers who provide care to seniors […]

Jul 16
2018

Home Care and Community Health Support Pocketbook

Earlier this year, we launched a resource to bring awareness to several health and safety issues faced in home care and community health support. As each workplace is unique, there is no single training resource that will address all the hazards that may occur in daily work, but the Home Care and Community Health Support Pocketbook […]

Jul 16
2018

Increasing Access to Education With Satellite Training Centres

We are pleased announce the opening of a second SafeCare BC Satellite Training Centre at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge. The first Satellite Training Centre opened earlier this year at Abbotsford’s Menno Place.These partnership agreements will expand the capacity for health and safety training, and increase access. “We are very excited to partner with member sites across […]

Jun 08
2018

Popular Conference for Health Care Assistants Returns

Join us for the third-annual Hearts & Hands Conference for health care assistants. For the past two years, this has been the “must-attend” event, with tickets selling out fast. This year, two Hearts & Hands conferences are being held. Click on the links below to register for the conference.  October 3 – Victoria October 17 – Penticton Participants […]

Jun 08
2018

Peer Coaches Expand Training Opportunities

“I see my friends getting hurt!” This is what Lee Frederick, a licensed pratical nurse at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge told us last year. Strong motivation for him and four of his co-workers, who took SafeCare BC’s Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer course. Read Lee’s story Six months later, Lee provides this update: We have held four safe handling training sessions, with […]

Jun 08
2018

We’ve Got Your Back: Safe Handling Campaign

According to WorkSafeBC statistics, musculoskeletal injuries are by far the leading cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. The economic cost of these injuries is easy to measure—millions of dollars are spent annually on claims costs alone. The human and social cost is equally staggering. Constant pain. Inability to perform routine tasks Time […]

May 31
2018

Revera and Handicare tops at Safety Den

Garnering rave reviews, SafeCare BC’s third-annual Safety Den blended a spirit of fun with a celebration of innovative ideas, as six finalists made their pitch to the four Safety Dragons. In quizzing the finalists on their health and safety ideas, the Dragons brought humour and levity, eliciting much laughter from the more than 200 people […]