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Nov 17
2020

Leading Through a COVID-19 Outbreak: SafeCare BC Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, November 25, SafeCare BC will be hosting a virtual panel discussion with four leaders in BC’s continuing care sector. This webinar gives SafeCare BC’s members the opportunity to hear directly from colleagues with first-hand experience handling an outbreak and will help to build our collective knowledge, understanding and resilience as we work together […]

Nov 10
2020

What You Need to Know: Changes to Mask Policies in Healthcare Settings

On November 4, the Ministry of Health and British Columbia Centre of Disease Control released a new policy regarding mask use in healthcare settings. Of note, the new policy enforces the use of medical masks for visitors and other non-clinical staff (in addition to care workers) in all healthcare settings. This includes long-term care homes, senior […]

Aug 13
2020

PPE Still a Concern for Continuing Care

82% of continuing care organizations report concern about their ability to obtain adequate personal protective equipment over the winter months. For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020 BURNABY – A recent SafeCare BC survey of continuing care organizations shows that while the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has improved from the critical shortages experienced […]

Aug 13
2020

PPE Survey Results – August 2020

On August 11, SafeCare BC distributed asked its members through a survey about their personal protective equipment supply. 286 respondents report that while the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has improved from the critical shortages experienced in the spring, 82% report concern about their ability to maintain adequate PPE levels over the next […]

Jul 22
2020

SafeCare BC and Family Caregivers of BC Launch Safe Visitation Course

SafeCare BC and Family Caregivers of BC Kickstart Safe Visitation at Long-term Care Homes and Call on Other Organizations to Partner For Immediate Release: July 22, 2020 BURNABY – In response to changes announced last month by the Provincial Health Officer on visitation in long-term care and assisted living, SafeCare BC, in collaboration with Family […]

Jul 22
2020

Jen Lyle CKNW Interview July 22

What does it mean to be “COVID Competent”? SafeCare BC’s CEO, Jen Lyle spoke with CKNW to discuss what you can do to prevent spreading infection. You can sign up for SafeCare BC’s Social Visitation Essential Course here. 

Jul 14
2020

July 14 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 13 new cases, for a total of 3,128 in BC. 14 people are in hospital, while 5 are in intensive care. There are currently 209 active cases in BC. Dr. Henry says the outbreak at Krazy Cherry Farm does not pose a risk […]

Jun 30
2020

Charting a Course for Safe Visitation in Long-term Care

In response to changes announced today by the Provincial Health Officer on visitation in long-term care and assisted living, SafeCare BC, in collaboration with Family Caregivers of British Columbia, is proposing a standardized solution that will facilitate family and friends in supporting loved ones in care, while addressing concerns around safety for residents and workers. […]

Jun 29
2020

June 29 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 26 new cases in the last 72 hours, for a total of 2,904 in BC. 18 people are in hospital, while 5 are in intensive care. There are currently 153 active cases in BC. There have been no additional deaths since Friday. 2,577 […]

Jun 25
2020

June 25 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 19 new test-positive cases and one epi-linked case, for a total of 2,869 in BC. 15 people are in hospital, while 7 are in intensive care. There are active cases in six long-term care homes and one in a hospital. Sadly, there have […]