News

Aug 12
2014

100 Days Injury Free at Kaigo Retirement Communities

Be Care Aware- Success Story Last month SafeCare BC launched the Be Care Aware campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of safety in the workplace. As part of the campaign, we challenged YOU to join hundreds of your continuing care colleagues across the province in creating safer work environments We are pleased to […]

Jul 24
2014

What do a police officer and a carpenter have in common?

The question sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer is anything but: they have fewer workplace injuries than continuing care workers. This reality is surprising to many. But more importantly, it raises a crucial question: What can we do to take better care of those who take care of others? In […]

Jul 21
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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 […]