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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

Better Care is Possible: BC is getting it wrong

For Immediate Release January 20, 2020 Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care has launched a new program for the Comox Valley, in honor of Alzheimer's Month. The program has short-term goals of a higher quality of care for dementia, with higher standards and best practices incorporated from leading programmes around the world. Crying … Continue reading Better Care is Possible: BC is getting it wrong

A brief summary of what we know about Retirement Concepts

Note: RC = Retirement Concepts, VIHA = Vancouver Island Health Authority Download this document as a word file A brief history of RCDownload 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 … Continue reading A brief summary of what we know about Retirement Concepts

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: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/9500-patient-complaints-lodged-with-b-c-health-authorities-over-treatment-quality Comox Valley resident and advocate Liza Schmalcel wrote this recent OpEd as a response to an OpEd by Duncan resident Bryan Senft, concerning … Continue reading Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…

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

Family Intervention: Comox Valley Seniors Village

At the end of September 2019, the Medical Health Officer asked the Board of Islabnd Health to appoint a public administrator to Comox Valley Seniors Village. https://seniorsvoices.ca/advocacy/it-takes-a-valley-to-fix-a-village The families had sent letters to the responsible officials, filed complaints with licensing, and eventually started a letter writing campaign (now ceased) to the CEO of Island Health. … Continue reading Family Intervention: Comox Valley Seniors Village