As caregivers we struggle with a myriad of emotions and feelings as our loved one’s situation deteriorates, from needing help with home care to and during the transition to long term care. Common emotions are feelings of guilt or inadequacy. We pressure ourselves to provide as much personal care as possible. We convince ourselves that… Continue reading Transitions

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Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Comox Valley Branch

This wonderful group of people invite you to share experiences with like folk by joining their social group on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 am in Room A at Comox Recreation Centre. Learn the latest technology and aids for hearing loss. Take the next Speech Reading Level One Course being offered September… Continue reading Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Comox Valley Branch


George Le Masurier’s decafnation frequently covers healthcare issues in addition to other news stories of importance to residents of the Comox Valley.  To read decafnation and a section dedicated to local healthcare news: Decafnation covered our response to the January 2019 award of the residential care beds under the March 2018 Request for Proposals:

Recent national reports

Ontario Nurses Association Presentation to Public Inquiry into Long-term Care Homes, September 2018 Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors  House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Report Canadian Medical Association Report to the Standing Committee National Seniors Strategy: National Institute on… Continue reading Recent national reports

Comox Valley Senior Support

Provides caregivers’ meetings, supportive visits and other resources for seniors. COMOX VALLEY SENIOR SUPPORT SOCIETY 491 – B  4th Street Courtenay, BC V9N 1G9 Telephone:  250-871-5940 E-mail: Web site:

Contact List

Comox Valley Seniors Healthcare Provincial Government and Island Health Email ContactsSeniors Voices Comox Valley 2019.07.30 The Honourable John Horgan Premier PO BOX 9041 STN PROV GOVT VICTORIA, BC V8W 9E1 Ronna-Rae LeonardMLA The Honourable Adrian Dix Minister of Health PO BOX 9050 STN PROV GOVT VICTORIA, BC V8W 9E2 Stephen Brown, Deputy… Continue reading Contact List


The Canadian Medical Association is sponsoring a campaign to Demand A Plan for Seniors. They are advocating for a national seniors strategy, increased investment in residential care, an improved caregiver tax credit, home care funding, and a study of seniors’ use of acute care. We think all seniors should support their campaign and sign the… Continue reading Demand-A-Plan

BC Seniors’ Advocate

The BC Seniors Advocate has many reports of interest to BC seniors, including the 2018 Monitoring Seniors’ Services, which tracks overall performance of the regional health authorities on provision of health care for seniors, and the Long Term Care Quick Facts Summary listing of individual residences, which is updated every year. The Advocate also publishes… Continue reading BC Seniors’ Advocate

BC Ombudsman

In December 2009, the BC Office of the Ombudsperson issued The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 1), the first of two reports on the Ombudsperson’s systemic investigation into the care of seniors in B.C.  Part 2 was released in 2012. The Ombudsman has also done progress updates on the recommendations… Continue reading BC Ombudsman