The Best Visit Possible: New guide focuses on the needs of families during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to raise the risks for the seniors living and care sector, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC...

Why are LTC deaths in BC so much lower than Ontario?

An analysis comparing COVID-19 deaths in long-term care (LTC) residents in Ontario and British Columbia found that BC was better prepared for the pandemic...

Long-term care staffing study

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says the long-term care (LTC) staffing study released by the government highlights deficiencies known for decades. The...

Elder care reform must start with skills training

By Sarah Watts-Rynard When it comes to tragedy, the human instinct is to assign blame.  In the case of pandemic-induced deaths in Canada’s long-term care...

“It’s about the person, not the dementia”: Bringing person-centred care to life

By Arielle Townsend In his book, Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (1997), Professor Thomas Kitwood defines personhood as, “A standing or status that is bestowed...

A look inside a hospital laboratory during a pandemic

By Christy Janssens Although often hidden from view, laboratory staff play a crucial role in determining whether someone has COVID-19. Seven days a week, 24 hours...

Better collaboration means better care for long-term care residents

By Elaine Mitropoulos As COVID-19 continues to highlight the need for strong collaboration and clear communication among healthcare providers, particularly when it comes to vulnerable...

Virtual care shifts into high gear in response to COVID-19

By Crystal Gonder The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all parts of the health care system to rethink the way they deliver care and at VHA...

Benefits of autonomous solutions for COVID-19 related cleaning

  ****Sponsored Content**** The outbreak of COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of cleanliness. It has also resulted in much-deserved recognition and respect for...

How do we prepare for the second wave?

By Alexa Giorgi It's a question heard often now that a majority of the world has navigated through its first wave of SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

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