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Improving Senior's Care

Everyone in B.C. deserves quality and accessible health care no matter their age, ability, income or health status.

When home and community care services, such as home support and residential care, are fully funded, well coordinated and accessible, they are a key part of care for people and reduce pressure on the more expensive primary and acute systems.

In countless consultations and studies, British Columbians have told our government that we expect that seniors and people with disabilities be treated with dignity and respect, and that the health care system be there for them when they need it. Despite this, the BC government has failed to act on many of the key recommendations to improve care.

The BCHC community works across the province to strengthen services for our elders and people with disabilities so that we can all live and age with dignity in B.C.

Home and Community Care saves money and saves lives.

Campaign Updates & News

Broad Canadian coalition launches drive to put long-term care reform front-and-centre in federal election

18 organizations including unions representing the majority of Canada’s health workers call for long-term care overhaul, increased federal funding conditional on meeting long-term care national standards, and phasing out of the for-profit long-term care September 2nd, 2021—Citing problems in long-term care exacerbated by COVID-19, a broad coalition of unions and other community stakeholders is urging party leaders to put an urgently-needed overhaul of long-term care at the top of their priorities.…Read More

All Candidates Meeting on Seniors Issues

September 13, 2021 - 07:00 pm

  The Jewish Seniors Alliance, Marpole Oakridge Family Place, South Vancouver Seniors Network, South Granville Seniors Centre, COSCO BC, and BC Health Coalition partnered to host an All Candidates Meeting for the Vancouver South and Vancouver Granville ridings for federal Election 2021. The focus of the meeting was on issues that are important to seniors. Seniors from various organizations had the chance to ask candidates questions about their parties' plans to improve the lives of seniors.…Read More