We hope this newsletter finds everyone well and safe in this time of Covid 19 social isolation. Our world has been turned upside down over the past few months. The plight of some residential care homes in our country have been thrust into the forefront of everyone’s mind. We have all seen and heard the shocking … Continue reading COL Newsletter May 2020
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
we have tried many methods of advocacy, and here is a summary of what we have learned so far.
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
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
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
A. Residential Care 1) Fair access (to a bed, to a facility of choice incl. w.r.t. MAID and no MAID) 2) Adequate number of beds and reasonable wait times 3) Quality of care, safety, security and socialization 4) Reasonable process for determining adequate number of beds 5) Reasonable "move time" for family to move patient … Continue reading Issues We Are Tracking for Future Projects
Issues We Are Tracking for Future Projects Do you have an interest in advocating for a seniors quality of life and healthcare issue that is not covered by our current focus and projects? So do we! We partner with individuals, groups and organizations who want to advocate for issues of concern to them. Here's our … Continue reading On Our Radar
A Research and Public Advocacy Project Join us in our 'More Beds Now!' advocacy work to ensure our government meets our community’s important need for an adequate supply of healthcare beds. Send us an email. Let us keep you posted (use sign-up box on the right side of this page). Write your MLA and Island … Continue reading More Beds Now!