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Apr 25
2022

What You Do Matters – Bringing Empathy and Joy to Residents

How did you decide what you wanted to do for a living? Sometimes choosing a career path is a long, strenuous process, but for Tonya Neufeld, a Care Aide at Menno Hospital, the choice was easy. Ever since she was a teenager, Tonya felt drawn to the seniors in her community. Being in their presence […]

Apr 05
2022

COVID-19 Booster Dose Update

On April 5, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the province’s plan to introduce a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those most at risk. The spring booster program will be targeted at the following groups:   Residents in long-term care and assisted living of any age. Community-dwelling seniors over the age of 70. […]

Mar 30
2022

Participate in a Flu Vaccine Research Project with SFU

SafeCare BC is collaborating with Simon Fraser University on a research project intended to better understand the experiences of those working in BC’s care sector to flu vaccination. This project will inform the development of future education and training resources. SafeCare BC and Simon Fraser University are looking for current and future workers in BC’s […]

Mar 30
2022

Safety Den’s deadline has been extended to April 8

The deadline for Safety Den has been extended to April 8. That means there is more time to submit your health and safety ideas—and enter for a chance to win $1000! Taking place in Whistler on June 6, this Dragon’s Den-inspired event is a showcase of ideas from people like you—healthcare workers passionate about improving […]

Mar 25
2022

Guldmann Care-Lift Solutions Sponsors Hearts and Hands 2022

We’d like to give a big thank you to Guldmann Care-Lift Solutions for becoming the first gold sponsor of the 2022 Hearts and Hands conference. Guldmann has been a long-time gold sponsor of the event over the past years. Their consistent support helps make Hearts and Hands the premier conference for healthcare assistants. “This event […]

Mar 18
2022

Social Visitation Guidance – March 18

The Provincial Health Officer announced last Thursday that as the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the province continues to decrease, social visitation will be re-opening in long-term care. This will take place March 18—although homes are free to open back up before then if they are ready. The Ministry of Health has published updated guidance […]

Mar 17
2022

We’re Hiring – Pandemic Recovery and Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

Have you been inspired by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you want to support these individuals in the pandemic recovery? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to support the occupational health and safety needs of the long-term care and home and community care sector as we enter the […]

Mar 16
2022

Ongoing Infection Prevention and Control

While some provincial COVID-19 restrictions, such as social visitation in long-term care, are lifted, other infection prevention and control measures remain in place. Hand hygiene, screening for symptoms and appropriate PPE use are still important ways we can continue to keep care settings safe and healthy for staff. SafeCare BC has a range of resources […]

Mar 16
2022

SafeCare BC’s 2021 Annual Report

Ahead of our Annual General Meeting, we’re excited to share our 2021 Annual Report with you.    From launching our vaccination information campaign in January to hosting the biggest Hearts and Hands in October, 2021 kept the team busy creating resources and initiatives to support you through another challenging year.   You can read the […]

Mar 10
2022

COVID-19 Visitation Changes: What You Need to Know

Earlier today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced new changes to visitation in long-term care and assisted living. Here’s what you need to know:   On March 18, social visitation in long-term care and assisted living will be expanded to allow further connection between residents and their families. Policies […]