Be Care Aware

 

What is Be Care Aware?  

Continuing care staff work in long term care and home care and support. They are passionate and hard working, yet their work can be challenging and stressful. They also have some of the highest injury rates of all workers in BC. That’s why continuing care staff need to take care of themselves, so they are able to take care of others.

This year, our Be Care Aware campaign is about raising the awareness that mental health has a huge impact on care providers.

  • High stress levels are associated with increased health care and disability costs, absenteeism, turnover, and reduced productivity.
  • Workplaces that have positive work environments have better organizational performance, in terms of health and safety, and outcomes for residents and clients.
  • Healthy organizational cultures nurture employee well-being, engagement and performance.

 

How Can I Get Involved?

Tell us how you are taking care of yourself, and WIN! What are  your self care strategies? We want to hear from you. Tell us how your work team takes care of one another. It’s easy!

Print off the Who’s Taking Care of You? sign and take a photo with your self-care strategies, or tell us in a 30-second cell phone video (get your colleagues together and have some fun), or tell us in words.

Send your submission to: info@safecarebc.ca

Include your name, job role, work organization, contact number, and tell us how you take care of yourself.

 

Every submission will be eligible to win one of three prizes:

  • Fitbit ($160 value) 
  • Spa package ($150 value)
  • Family movie night package ($50 value)

Each winner will also receive a free spot at a SafeCare BC training session

In addition, every organization that has a submission will be eligible for a draw for a complimentary one-day in-service in any of the following training areas: Gentle Persuasive Approach Basics (GPA), Violence Prevention, or Dementia Care.

 

Videos

Continuing care workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injury compared with all other occupations in BC. Caregivers talk about the impact of injury.