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
Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…
This review of Patient Care Quality Office complaints underscores the critical importance of patient complaints as feedback and a key indicator of the need for improvements in the province’s healthcare system: Comox Valley resident and advocate Liza Schmalcel wrote this recent OpEd as a response to an OpEd by Duncan resident Bryan Senft, concerning the… Continue reading Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…
Tell Us Your Story!
New Health Care Advocacy Group Asks Public for Help For Immediate Release: June 10, 2019 Tell Us Your Story! New Health Care Advocacy Group Asks Public for Help. If you have personal experience with health care, including home care, residential care, if you are waiting for residential care, or need respite care, Seniors Voices Comox… Continue reading Tell Us Your Story!
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
Bedlam in BC Continuing Care Sector
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
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:
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