Senior’s advocates consulted

Government listening to what British Columbians want from a seniors advocate

The Ministry of Health has kicked off a series of consultations on seniors advocates.  There will be 10 public consultations taking place throughout the province in the coming weeks, with the closest one to Barriere being in Kelowna on June 20.  Those wishing to attend should phone 1-855-356-9614 or email and register.

“Through the seniors action plan, we are changing the way seniors access and receive care throughout B.C.,” said Health Minister Michael de John.  “But we cannot move forward without consulting the groups most affected, seniors and their families.  We are listening to what British Columbians want from a seniors advocate.”

The commitment to establish an Office of the Seniors Advocate is a key component of the Province’s seniors actions plan.  An advocate supports the commitment in that plan to ensure a more accessible, transparent and accountable approach to seniors care.  More information about the plan can be found online at

One of the actions from the plan that has been completed is: an after-hours palliative nursing service has been expanded province-wide to help British Columbians with terminal illnesses access after-hours nursing support in their own homes over the phone.

Some of the actions yet to be completed: improving access to information for seniors and their families so they can make better care choices; protection and safety of seniors through the development of a provincial elder abuse prevention, identification and response plan by December 2012; and ensuring concerns are responded to and resolved in a timely way through the creation of a toll-free phone line for seniors and families to launch June 2012.



Just Posted

MP McLeod expresses concern over Liberals’ disregard for vulnerable canadians

Kamloops – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson –… Continue reading

Members named to Kamloops-Thompson school district’s task force on student safety

Kamloops This Week Members have been named to the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s… Continue reading

Sun Peaks moving ahead with $7M plan for arena, event venue space

Kamloops This Week Sometime in 2020, Al Raine is hoping to see… Continue reading

More than nourishment – unlock the potential of food

Kandice Mueller, Interior Health Registered Dietitian March is Nutrition Month, a time… Continue reading

Cowboy Festival returning to Kamloops for 22nd year

By Sean Brady, Kamloops This Week Cowboys from all across the country… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Canucks snap scoreless streak but fall short in 5-3 loss to Sharks

Swiss forward Timo Meier nets two, including the game-winner, to lead San Jose

Northwest B.C. pellet plant to provide energy to Asia

Pinnalce Renewable Holdings and West Fraser Timber approve construction of plant in Smithers.

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Most Read