Seniors’ Care

Providence Health Care suspends discussions with Glacier View Lodge

Providence Health Care has decided to temporarily suspend amalgamation discussions with Glacier View Lodge until the board and society have concluded “internal discussions,” Providence has said.

Weekend Poll: Are you prepared to care for your aging parents?

This week, we heard from Aaron Craven, a local Vancouver man whose mom was admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital this week to stabilize her Alzheimer’s medication.

Community not competition key to healthy life

One of the key determinants of physical and emotional health — and therefore, happiness itself — is our sense of belonging, our connection with our community. 

Private seniors’ care facilities, opponents draw battle lines on Sunshine Coast

Opponents of a proposed residential-care facility to be run by a for-profit operator on the Sunshine Coast are gearing up for a public meeting on April 30, saying they aren’t convinced the project is the best way to provide more seniors’ care in their region.

Opinion: Understanding life stories can lead to better health care

We’re all familiar with Aesop’s boy who cried wolf: After repeatedly and falsely telling nearby villagers he saw a wolf, the wild dog finally appears. But having been fooled one too many times, the villagers refuse to respond, and the boy meets his ignominious end.

Doctors respond in defence of hospital care

Recently, letters to the local paper regarding access to MAiD in our community appear to question the qual- ity of care provided at St. Joseph’s Hospital and The Views. Indeed, there have been repeated claims that compassion is lacking at St. Joseph’s.

St. Joseph's, Glacier View Lodge to partner with Providence Health Care

The vision for seniors' and hospice residential care that is shared between St. Joseph's General Hospital and Glacier View Lodge is one step closer to being realized.

B.C. seniors advocate: Antipsychotic medication may be causing care-home aggression, injuries (Jo-Ann Tait)

Care homes in B.C. are giving antipsychotic medications to too many seniors who haven’t been diagnosed with psychosis, and that may be responsible for aggression and injuries among the elderly, according to the province’s seniors advocate.

'Sock Granny' behind annual feat of kindness for Vancouver's homeless

Barbara Vance wants to convince you it takes little effort to help Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

'When in doubt, do the kind thing': Sock Granny wants you to donate your socks

Barbara Vance, better known as the the “Sock Granny”, wants people to go through their closets and donate socks they no longer need to those who do. 

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