Reports and Publications
|Report - Every Voice Counts: Residential Care Survey Results|
This is the most extensive survey of its kind ever conducted in Canada, targeting over 22,000 individuals in 292 residential care facilities.
|September 15, 2017|
|Report - Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem|
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released an update report today confirming that caregiver distress is rising in B.C. while supports and services are not keeping pace with growing need.
|August 30, 2017|
|2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
This document is the third annual report for the Office of the Seniors Advocate and reports on the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
|July 30, 2017|
|Report - Moving In the Right Direction: HandyDART Survey Results|
BC’s Seniors Advocate released results of a province-wide survey of almost 7,500 HandyDART users in the province today. The survey highlights that while 91% of users are satisfied with the service when they receive it, almost 1/3 of respondents say it is not meeting, or only moderately meeting, their transportation needs.
|February 2, 2017|
|British Columbia Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory (2017)|
The British Columbia Residential Care Facilities: Quick Facts Directory lists information for 292 publicly subsidized facilities in British Columbia.
|January 25, 2017|
|Report - Monitoring Seniors' Services 2016|
The second annual report on seniors services in B.C.
|December 13, 2016|
|Report - Making Progress: Placement, Drugs and Therapy Update|
The progress report highlights that some improvements are being made in the provisions of rehabilitative therapies to seniors in residential care, as well as the use of antipsychotic medications. Data also show that the premature placement of seniors into residential care is also declining.
|November 24, 2016|
|Report - Listening to Your Voice: Home Support Survey Results|
The Office of the Seniors Advocate releases results from the comprehensive home support survey conducted last year. This report presents the collective voice of almost 10,000 home support clients and their family members who responded to our survey.
|September 19, 2016|
|Report - Resident to Resident Aggression in B.C. Care Homes|
The Office of the Seniors Advocate releases its review of incidents of resident to resident aggression in B.C.'s licensed residential care facilities. The review gathered and examined data from a variety of sources, including Health Authorities, reporting systems, and facilities themselves.
|June 29, 2016|
|2015-16 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
The second annual report of the OSA, covering the 2015-16 fiscal year, with an overview of activities planned for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
|June 13, 2016|
|Report - Monitoring Seniors' Services|
The report is compilation of data on seniors services In B.C.
|January 27, 2016|
|Report - Caregivers in Distress: More Respite Needed|
An examination of B.C.'s unpaid caregivers finds that one-third of them are in distress, one of the highest rates in Canada.
|September 14, 2015|
|2014-15 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
The first annual report of the OSA, covering the 2014-15 fiscal year, with an overview of activities planned for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
|August 24, 2015|
|Report - Seniors' Housing in B.C.: Affordable, Appropriate, Available|
This report by the Seniors Advocate examines housing issues across independent living, assisted living and residential care.
|May 21, 2015|
|Report - Placement, Drugs and Therapy: We Can Do Better|
This report by the Seniors Advocate found systemic issues in placements, medications and rehabilitative therapy across B.C.
|April 7, 2015|
|Report - B.C. Seniors Survey: Bridging the Gaps|
This first survey by the Office of the Seniors Advocate asked B.C. seniors a series of questions on issues from housing and transportation to their knowledge of services and programs.
|March 4, 2015|
|Report - The Journey Begins: Together, We Can Do Better|
The first report by the Seniors Advocate summarizes findings from the start of her appointment in April 2014 and outlines her plans to bring forward objective and meaningful information.
|October 22, 2014|