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Jul 21

SafeCare BC teams up with UBC for Health and Safety Practices Study

SafeCare BC has partnered with the University of British Columbia to support an exciting research initiative that seeks to better understand how an organization’s workplace health and safety practices relate to work-related injuries. Specifically, this research initiative seeks to validate the use of a short survey tool as a proxy measure for workplace injuries, and […]

Jul 16

Why we all need to “Be Care Aware”

What do a police officer, a carpenter, and a rancher have in common? The question sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer is anything but: they all have lower workplace injuries than continuing care workers. In fact, if you were to compare BC’s law enforcement sector with its continuing care sector, for example, […]

Jul 14

Free Teleforum: When Resident Aggression turns to Violence — What can you do?

Silver Group Purchasing /Conduit Coaching will be holding a free thought-leadership teleforum on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/Vancouver time — with a focus on: *When Resident Aggression turns to Violence — What can you do?*. Since 2006, Conduit Coaching has been coaching and guiding leading Long Term and Continuing Care organizations and their teams, around […]

Jul 11

SafeCare BC Welcomes New Events Coordinator

SafeCare BC is pleased to welcome Tracey Ong as the newest Marketing and Events Coordinator for the organization. Ong steps into the position with a busy year ahead. Earlier in May, SafeCare BC and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced the launch of a new initiative to deliver dementia care training to continuing care workers […]

Jul 08

SafeCare BC Challenges You To “Be Care Aware”

Did you know long term care workers are 4x more likely to be injured on the job compared to the provincial average? That’s over 120,000 days lost annually, and $23 million in claims paid every year! Every year, over 2 600 workers require time off work due to a work-related injury. This has far-reaching implications, […]

Jul 07

Dementia, A Looming Public Health Crisis

Dementia is a looming public health crisis, but are we any closer to understanding diseases of the brain? In recent article published by Trek magazine, Dr. Max Cynader discusses the threat 
of Alzheimer’s, the promise of the 
latest research approaches, and his 
hopes for the recently opened Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. See the full […]

Jun 30

Johnson Receives 2nd Industry Award of Excellence

Earlier last week, Park Place Seniors Living’s Cerwydden Care Home in Duncan and Accreditation Coordinator Louise Johnson, RN, received an Award of Merit at the province-wide Excellence in B.C. Health Care Awards. The award was given in the Health Care Innovation category and recognized development of an Ethical Decision-Making Framework for complex care. The award is Johnson’s […]

Jun 24

Opening Workshop Sells Out!

With a little over one week since opening registration, we are pleased to announce that the first SafeCare BC health and safety workshop is officially sold out! Eighty facility managers, employers, and front-line care providers will be in attendance for the opening training session on September 22nd. “It is great to see this kind of […]

Jun 13

Canadian Mental Health Association Hosts Health Workplace Conference

June 26th-27th the Canadian Mental Health Association will host a conference titled, Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice Conference. The main conference site location is at the University of British Columbia in the Life Sciences Centre. The conference events will also take place across British Columbia at various institutions, including: […]

Jun 12

Application Period Now Closed- Events Coordinator

Over the last several weeks, SafeCare BC has been seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Events Coordinator. The position consists of coordinating, advertising, and assisting in the evaluation of SafeCare BC training workshops and events. We want to thank everyone who applied for the position. The posting is now closed. We have received […]