A storm of news

As Covid-19 has rampaged through the long-term care homes of Italy, Spain, then Washington State, BC, and tragically Canada, there has been a barrage of news stories finally focussing on the problems Crying Out Loud was formed to speak about. Happily, so far, Vancouver Island has been spared, in part because Island Health took quick… Continue reading A storm of news

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Family Intervention at Comox Valley Seniors Village

DECEMBER 20, 2019 DELORES ADVOCACY, FAMILY INTERVENTION AT COMOX VALLEY SENIORS VILLAGE Working Files What we did, and what we learned through trial and error and hard mistakes Collectively, the Crying Out Loud for Quality Seniors Care group have more than a decade of advocacy at the privately-owned Comox Valley Seniors Village, with beds funded… Continue reading Family Intervention at Comox Valley Seniors Village

Crying Out Loud for quality residential dementia care

Crying Out Loud in the Comox Valley, which welcomes the participation of all family and friends of residents, formed as a result of the 2019 issues around Comox Valley Seniors Village. Numerous advocacy efforts, from complaints to Licensing to a letter writing campaign asking the Board of Island Health to take over the site, eventually… Continue reading Crying Out Loud for quality residential dementia care

Better Care is Possible: BC is getting it wrong

For Immediate Release January 20, 2020 Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care has launched a new program for the Comox Valley, in honor of Alzheimer’s Month. The program has short-term goals of a higher quality of care for dementia, with higher standards and best practices incorporated from leading programmes around the world. Crying… Continue reading Better Care is Possible: BC is getting it wrong

A brief summary of what we know about Retirement Concepts

Note: RC = Retirement Concepts, VIHA = Vancouver Island Health Authority Download this document as a word file Retirement Concepts started in 1988, when father Abdul Jamal, a business man from Tanzania, became partner and then owner, of McIntosh Lodge, a failing 55 bed seniors’ residence in Chilliwack. The facility eventually won government funding for… Continue reading A brief summary of what we know about Retirement Concepts

Seniors Advocate Visit

In September BC Seniors Advocate Isobel MacKenzie spoke to a packed and appreciative hall in Courtenay. Here are the notes from her speech MacKenzie will be returning to the Comox Valley for a town hall in January or February — we will post the details as soon as they are arranged,

It takes a Valley to fix a Village

All of the hard work on the part of families, friends and Valley residents has resulted in Island Health, in particular the Medical Health Officer Charmaine Enns, assuming the administration of Comox Valley Seniors Village for at least 6 months. The members of Crying Out Loud want to thank all concerned, from our MLA Ronna… Continue reading It takes a Valley to fix a Village