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Navigating Challenges Faced by BC Seniors

As BC’s population ages, seniors in the province are encountering a myriad of challenges that require urgent attention, understanding, and support. From health care concerns to social isolation, BC seniors are facing complex issues. Below are just a few of these challenges needing action. LACK of QUALITY CARE One of the most pressing challenges for […]

Aging in Place: Home vs Facility Living

In 2022, BC Seniors Advocate reported that approximately 95% of older adults reside in their own homes whilst 5% prefer to live in assisted living or long-term care facilities. For most seniors, their own homes represent a familiar and comfortable environment where they feel a sense of security, belonging, and independence. However, deciding between living […]

BC Benefits for Seniors

British Columbia (BC), a province renowned for its natural beauty and quality of life, offers several essential benefits to our seniors, providing crucial support in their retirement years.  Top 5 available benefits for seniors in BC: 1. Canada Pension Plan (CPP) The Canada Pension Plan is a federal program that provides income support to eligible […]

Respite Care to Fight Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one, family member or friend who is unable to care for themselves can be fulfilling and rewarding. However as the primary caregiver, there may be instances where you feel isolated and exhausted. You may even be neglecting your own needs and health without realizing it, until it’s too late. It is therefore essential […]

DEMENTIA: Quick Facts and Ways of Caring

What is dementia? Dementia is a general term describing symptoms that impact memory, cognitive function, and the ability to perform everyday activities. As it progresses, the symptoms of dementia worsen over time. Despite advances in technology and care, dementia is yet to have a cure. Prevalence Dementia is projected to affect close to 1 million […]

Sundowning in Dementia Care

What is Sundowning? Sundowning is a symptom commonly associated with individuals diagnosed with dementia, impacting as many as two-thirds of seniors. A set of symptoms characterized by increased behavioral changes, this is commonly observed in individuals during the late afternoon and evening hours.  Symptoms to Watch Out For The intensity and presentation of sundowning vary. […]