Reports and Publications
|2019/20 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
This document is the sixth annual report for the Office of the Seniors Advocate and reports on the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
|5 Oct 2020|
|A Billion Reasons to Care|
A Billion Reasons to Care is the first provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia. The review examined industry contracts, annual audited financial statements and detailed reporting on revenue and expenditures for the years 2016/17 and 2017/18.
|4 Feb 2020|
|Monitoring Seniors Services 2019|
The fifth annual update of the Monitoring Seniors Services Report
|12 Dec 2019|
|British Columbia Long-Term Care Quick Facts Directory - 2019|
The fifth annual update of the British Columbia Long-Term Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory lists information for 294 publicly subsidized facilities in the province, including facility-level results from the Residential Care Survey
|2018/19 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
This document is the fifth annual report for the Office of the Seniors Advocate and reports on the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.
|Report - Home Support Review|
Home support falling short in meeting needs; review finds inadequate levels of care.
|Report - Monitoring Seniors Services 2018|
Fourth annual Monitoring Seniors Services report.
|British Columbia Long-Term Care Quick Facts Directory - November 2018|
The fourth annual update to the British Columbia Long-Term Care Facilities: Quick Facts Directory lists information for 293 publicly subsidized facilities in British Columbia, including facility-level results from the Residential Care Survey
|Report - Seniors at Home and in Long-Term Care|
This report highlights 2017/18 health data for B.C. residents receiving home care and living in long-term care facilities.
|Report - From Residential Care to Hospital: An Emerging Pattern|
This report compares hospitalization rates between residents in contracted residential care facilities and those residents in publicly owned and operated facilities.
|2017/18 Annual Report of the Office of the Seniors Advocate|
This document is the fourth annual report for the Office of the Seniors Advocate and reports on the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
|Seniors Transportation: Affordable, Appropriate and Available|
This report, which reflects over a year of consultation and research, concludes that changes are required to address some of the existing transportation systems and a new program will be required to fill some of the gaps.
|Report - Monitoring Seniors' Services 2017|
The third annual report on seniors services in B.C.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Report - Monitoring Seniors' Services 2016|
The second annual report on seniors services in B.C.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Report - Monitoring Seniors' Services 2015|
The report is compilation of data on seniors services In B.C.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.