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Nov 25
2020

Job Opening: Programs and Events Coordinator

Position: Programs and Events Coordinator Position type: Full-time, temporary (with potential for permanent placement) Start date: As soon as possible End date: July 15, 2021 Position Overview: Are you passionate about making a difference? Help keep continuing care workers safe during these incredibly challenging times by joining the team at SafeCare BC. We are seeking […]

Nov 18
2020

Welcoming Augustine House and Discovery College as Associate Members

We would like to welcome Augustine House and Discovery Community College to the SafeCare BC family as Associate Members. They join Capilano University, Stenberg College and BC Association of Kinesiologists as Associate Members.   Augustine House is a not-for-profit senior’s residence in Ladner, offering a mix of assisted living and complex care. Opened in 2003, […]

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 […]

Nov 06
2020

2019 Injury Trends – Home Care

After five years of a positive downward trend, the overall injury rate for home care increased in 2019. Despite the increase, SafeCare BC members still demonstrate a lower injury rate than the overall classification unit. 24,600 workdays were lost to injury — almost the equivalent of 100 fulltime staff members. It is too early to […]

Nov 06
2020

2019 Injury Trends – Long-term Care

After five years of a positive downward trend, the overall injury rate for long-term care increased in 2019. Despite the increase, SafeCare BC members still demonstrate a lower injury rate than the overall classification unit. 84,500 workdays were lost to injury — almost the equivalent of 340 fulltime staff members. It is too early to tell […]

Nov 05
2020

Jen Lyle Speaks With Simi Sara

SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle spoke with Simi Sara to discuss mass testing in BC’s care homes. Listen to the interview below. https://www.safecarebc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Jen-CKNW-Interview-11-04-20.mp3

Nov 04
2020

Mass COVID testing needed for residents and staff in long-term care

BURNABY – SafeCare BC, the health and safety association for BC’s 28,000 continuing care workers, is recommending BC’s Ministry of Health implement a provincial policy of mass testing all residents and staff at care homes whenever a resident or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. This is already happening in Alberta and Ontario and helps […]

Oct 23
2020

Hearts and Hands 2020 – Thank You

For the final day of the Hearts and Hands conference, and we have just one thing to say: thank you. Thank you for all the work you have done during this extremely challenging year. With help from our friends and partners, we put together this video to express our gratitude.  

Oct 22
2020

Health Canada Recalls Counterfeit Daily Shield Hand Sanitizer

Health Canada has issued a recall and alert of a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer. The counterfeit hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format. […]