News

Jul 28
2020

BC Care Providers Bring BC Care Awards to Hearts and Hands

SafeCare BC is proud to announce that our friends at the BC Care Providers Association will not only be sponsoring Hearts and Hands, but they will also be hosting the BC Care Awards during the digital event. “BC’s healthcare aides and community health workers provide services at the foundation of our sector, including vital health […]

Jul 28
2020

What You Do Matters – Helping a Community

Try, if you can, to think back to a time when personal protective equipment (PPE) – gloves, masks, face shields and the like – wasn’t the topic of daily news stories and dinner table conversation. It wasn’t all that long ago. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made PPE a valuable commodity. With increased global […]

Jul 23
2020

Federal Government Announces Emergency PPE Supply

Today (July 21) the federal government announced the Essential Services Contingency Reserve, where essential services can apply for temporary, urgent access to PPE and other essential supplies. This is complementary to the existing contingency support available for front-line health workers. Emergency supplies will include KN95 masks, surgical masks and gowns, face shields, sanitizer, and gloves for […]

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 17
2020

Help Us Help You

Do you work in Work in Independent Living or Assisted Living? We want to hear from you! COVID-19 has made it more important than ever that we talk about safety. Did you know that workplace injury rates in Independent Living and Assisted Living have been going up since 2015? We want to help bring them […]

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 […]

Jul 07
2020

We Asked. You Told us. 2020 Member Survey Results

We value what our members have to say. That’s why our annual member survey is important to us, as we work together to support safe and healthy workplaces. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s survey. Your feedback allows us to focus our efforts on the areas that matter most […]

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 […]