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Oct 05
2016

Order your Be Care Aware Kit

As we did for last year’s Be Care Aware campaign, we have prepared a tool-kit for employers to help raise awareness of workplace safety in your homes.   2017’s Be Care Aware Kit is releasing soon!     To learn more about Be Care Aware, click here.

Jun 28
2016

SafeCare BC and Alzheimer Society of B.C. Expand Agreement to Offer Dementia Education

SafeCare BC and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced today that they have expanded their existing partnership agreement to provide more education workshops on dementia for health care providers throughout the province. In addition to working together to evaluate workshops, cross-promote each other’s resources and ensure workshop materials are relevant and impactful for participants, the […]

Jun 17
2016

SafeCare BC Announces Plans for New Safe Resident Handling Workshops in the Fall

As the final part of our Safe Resident Handling awareness campaign, SafeCare BC has announced plans to launch a new Safe Resident Handling workshop stream in the Fall. These workshops will span two days, the first being classroom-oriented and the second being hands-on training, and will have the capacity for 8-12 participants. Like all of our workshops, […]

Jun 10
2016

SafeCare BC Hosts Two Safety-Focused Workshops at BCCPA Conference

SafeCare BC hosted two safety-focused workshops at the recent 2016 BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference in Whistler. Executive Director David Hurford moderated the workshop titled Reducing the Risk of Work Related Injuries & Illnesses with Dr. Chris McLeod, Assistant Professor at UBC. In this presentation, Dr. McLeod discussed the results of the recent UBC workplace health […]

Jun 10
2016

SafeCare BC Safety Den Runners Up Receive Cash Prizes

As a part of SafeCare BC’s safe resident handling awareness campaign and our ongoing commitment to reducing workplace injuries, we recently held the first-ever Safety Den innovation competition at the BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference in Whistler. The event, which is a competition that awards cash prizes for innovative ideas from care providers that will […]

Jun 02
2016

SafeCare BC High Profile at BCCPA 39th Annual Conference in Whistler

The BC Care Providers Association’s Annual Conference is the largest annual gathering of long term seniors care employers in our province – and at this year’s event, SafeCare was everywhere! In addition to hosting the Safety Den innovation competition, SafeCare BC Executive Director David Hurford moderated the conference’s opening plenary session: Seeking the Holy Grail – […]

Jun 02
2016

Safety Den Winner Receives $2,000 First Prize

SafeCare BC helped launch the province’s largest seniors care conference on Sunday with the Safety Den – a competition that awarded cash prizes for innovative ideas from care providers that will help reduce staff injury rates. Represented at the competition by Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Sharon Simpson, staff from Menno Place in Abbotsford […]

May 27
2016

Finalists and Judges Announced for Safety Den Competition Sunday, May 29 in Whistler

SafeCare BC is pleased to announce our finalists and judges for the Safety Den competition being held on Sunday, May 29 at the BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference in Whistler. We received several submissions from our members, front-line staff, managers, engineers, students and others to design an innovative new idea that will improve seniors care, […]

May 12
2016

SafeCare BC Hosts Violence Prevention Workshop in Richmond

On May 9, SafeCare BC hosted our third Violence Prevention workshop of the year in Richmond at Rosewood Manor. The day-long workshop was facilitated by Sheile Mercado-Mallari, RPN and Violence Prevention Specialist. The curriculum builds on the eight core e-learning modules with four classroom modules. The 13 participants explored topics such as communications basics, de-escalation […]

May 06
2016

CBC News: Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Workers Under-Reported, Largely Ignored

The following article was published by CBC News on April 27, 2016. +++ By Kas Roussy Violence against workers in health-care settings like hospitals, nursing homes and psychiatric environments is an under-reported, ubiquitous and persistent problem, says an article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. What’s worse, the article says, it’s a problem that’s been […]