Tag Archives: Senior Care

Subsidized in-home help for seniors comes to Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Senior residents of Cortes Island now have access to help with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks through the Better at Home program.

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COVID-19: Seniors Caring For Other Seniors

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Seniors caring for other seniors are proving a potent weapon in the battle against COVID-19 on the Discovery Islands.

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Second Cortes Community COVID-19 Response Conference

Around 29 local businesses and organizations signed in to the second Cortes Community COVID-19 Response Conference. This session was more topical: front line services like medical response and stores, off-island traffic, and enforcing the provincial guideline.

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How Quadra Island Mobilized To Solve A Seniors Housing Crises

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quadra Island resident Derik Kidd is grateful his small community has strived for years to create a new seniors village so that he and other elderly residents can remain on the rock they call home.

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CSIL: Choice In Supports For Independent Living

“Many of you may be aware of or have used VIHA’s home support services program, but not so many are aware that they have other choices when you require more assistance with daily living. Home support services provide a home care which we pay for according to our income. This service, though staffed by excellent workers, can be inconsistent and limited. Staff are only allowed to perform certain tasks and you may be assigned a different worker each day. The other option, which many of us do not consider, or may not be aware of is CSIL: Choice in Supports for Independent Living,” explained Quadra Island resident Ann McLean, in her rich Scottish brogue.

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