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Mar 29
2021

Home Care Vaccination Update from SafeCare BC

The vaccination of home care workers is well underway as part of the province’s Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and SafeCareBC has been working closely with the Ministry of Health and health authorities to make sure that as many of our members as possible are included. Of those who filled out our survey in early […]

Jan 20
2017

New Survey for Home Health Workers on Labour Shortages

Take SafeCare BC’s Survey on Human Resources! For three weeks in October, SafeCare BC invited long-term care providers to participate in a special survey focused on the sector’s human resource challenges and their potential impact on workplace safety. This survey garnered significant media attention, and you can read more about the results for this survey here. […]

Jan 09
2017

Homecare Worker Safety: SafeCare BC featured on Global BC News Hour, CBC Radio

The snow and icy conditions have been a struggle for many of those who are providing care, and SafeCare BC has been working to raise public awareness of the impact on homecare providers. In response to our recently issued news release, several media outlets have been interviewing both our Executive Director Jennifer Lyle, and SCBC […]

Jan 06
2017

Amid icy weather, injury claims up for homecare workers

The recent bout of cold weather had SafeCare BC in the headlines over concerns for homecare workers. The following report is courtesy of CKNW Radio. It’s not just the elderly suffering from slips and falls due to the cold weather. Their caregivers are too. According to SafeCare BC, injury claims for homecare workers were up […]

Nov 14
2016

SafeCare BC Releases Home Support Sector Survey Results

Further to previous notices, we are pleased to share with you the results of the Needs Assessment safety survey that SafeCare BC distributed to home care employers and front line workers across BC in August and September.  We received over 800 responses! Developed in consultation with a Project Working Group of home support employers, representatives […]

Oct 24
2016

Introducing SafeCare BC for Home Care Workers

We are pleased to share with you the latest injury report data for BC’s Home Care sector.  Based on WorkSafe BC statistics, this data captures the size of the sector by payroll, 2015 injury rates and total claim costs.  According to the new statistics: employment in the home care sector has grown by approximately 34% […]