Youville Residence

An inside look at palliative care

The CBC will be broadcasting a one hour documentary on palliative care produced by UBC and Providence.

Spring/Summer 2013 Promise magazine

Read about how St. Paul’s Hospital is working towards revolutionizing the treatment of mental health issues, just as it did for HIV/AIDS care three decades ago.

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day - Let's Start the Conversation

An advance care plan is a summary of your beliefs, values and wishes that must be respected when future decisions are made for you

You never know what’s around the corner. You may be healthy one day, and the next an accident or illness could happen. If you are not able to communicate with others about the health care you would wish or refuse, someone else will be asked to decide for you.

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care Launches Penny Drive to Fund Dementia Research and Other Seniors’ Services

The Tapestry Foundation for Health Care - which raises funds for medical equipment, programs, services, education and research in the field of elder care - is asking the public to help support this effort by donating their pennies.

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.

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.

Inviting community inside: Nursing homes take steps to stop social isolation of seniors

Despite a 95-year age difference, five-year-old Tony Han Junior and centenarian Alice Clark enjoy each other’s company.

PHCRI research study gives hope to those with chronic non-healing wounds

Monday, August 19, 2013, VANCOUVER, BC — New research by the Providence Health Care Research Institute tackles a major problem plaguing long-term care facilities and hospitals. The study, published in the Nature Publication Group journal Cell Death and Differentiation, gives hope to those with chronic non-healing wounds, a problem affecting as many as 20-25 percent of patients in long-term care facilities.

Providence Health Care continues to top the list of best places to work in B.C.

Providence has been recognized as one of the province’s leading employers for the fifth consecutive year. 

Founding Providence Healthcare: Youville Residence

Since 1737, the life of Marguerite D'Youville has inspired the Sisters of Charity, usually known as the “Grey Nuns”, to meet the needs of the poor, the sick and the elderly with care and compassion.

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