What We've Done
Since the seniors action plan was released in February 2012, significant progress has been made in many areas, both with commitments from the seniors action plan, as well as other innovative projects that have been completed or are in the midst of being implemented.
Most of the actions in the seniors action plan were completed in the first year. Some actions were completed in the second year of the plan, while others focusing on the modernization of B.C.’s home and community care system were intended to take longer and will continue as part of government’s refreshed health system strategy for British Columbia. The final report on the seniors action plan includes information on all 26 actions in the plan, as well as additional new or updated information up to April 2014.
April 2014 Report on Progress
The ministry is committed to building on the work completed in the seniors action plan to achieve long-term objectives of providing flexible services to seniors and modernizing B.C.’s home and community care system. This work will continue, in alignment with the ministry’s health system strategy and service plan, in addressing issues raised by the ombudsperson in her report on seniors’ care. Key priorities for government include establishing a provincial system of integrated and primary community care and ensuring the right combination of services is in place to meet the needs of frail seniors.
Advance Care Planning
Accommodating Spouses in Assisted Living and Residential Care
After-Hours Palliative Tele-Nursing Support
BC Seniors' Guide
Better at Home
Clinical Guidelines for Frail Seniors in Emergency Departments and Hospitals
Community Response Networks Expansion
Elder Abuse Prevention
Home Health Care
Patient Care Quality
Physician Training in End of Life Care
Provincial Seniors’ Phone Line
Residential Care Facility Inspections
Residential Care Improvements
Seniors Advocate Consultations
Standardized Benefits and Protections
The improvements we are making to services for seniors don’t stop with the commitments made in the action plan. To read about other projects that contribute to our goals of supporting seniors’ health, click here.